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Undercover Boss...last night

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by printdust, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    OK it was the last of the reruns for season one but I freakin' cried at the end.

    Anyone see it and have the same experience (switching back and forth between that and the lousyass Cowboys game)?

    Waste Management's CEO was the undercover guy. A black man who fired him at one segment gave him an earful about how he could outdo him 2-1 on collecting trash during one part of the workday and he shouldn't have because he was on kidney dialysis. Turns out the guy has since died. He was collecting trash as a kidney patient? Damn.

    I think, I hope that this CEO was as humbled as he seemed....I love this show.
  2. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    I think the show is a lot of fun, but I wonder how much of it is set up in advance. Do the producers decide who the boss will work with because of the stories they have?

    Even with that, though, at least a couple of people are gonna get help from the boss, which is nice.

    I loved the one, can't remember the business, but it was some sort of mail order supply place. Boss could not do any of the jobs associated with the business he owned well enough to continue doing them. And they had a phone CSR like we have all talked to at some point. He said he wanted to fire her on the spot and at the end we learned she had left the company.

    Fun show
  3. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    meh, this show got old after about three episodes
  4. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    The Roto-Rooter guy was a complete fool. When he sat in with the dispatcher, it was ridiculous seeing him try to be an idiot.
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    The White Castle one was cool. They had some real go-getters who were working as like drive through workers, and then some real morons in supervisor roles at distribution centers and what not. It was the only episode I've seen though. Hope to catch some more.
  6. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Thing is, and it probably is groomed....it puts a CEO in a much better light than he is with me msot of the time...and when I think of it, he could do a radically greater good, but at least you seem them come to terms with how utterly shitty his company treats the people who made him rich and powerful to begin with. Unless he inherited the business, in which case he's clueless and helpless...
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    From what I've seen - most CEOs don't know dick about the product or service they are providing. But then again, most CEOs aren't hired to run a company, only to keep the stock price up.
  8. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see this show have a newspaper CEO come in and check things out.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It would need a parental advisement for adult language, strong violence and partial nudity.
  10. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Considering what the good folk at CNHI papers just went through....that would be the show I'd watched.

    Then again, it's a certainty their CEO wouldn't dare go on the tube.
  11. Oscar Gamble

    Oscar Gamble New Member

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