Undercover Boss, New CBS Show Premieres After Super Bowl Feb 7
Undercover Boss is a new CBS show that will premiere after the Super Bowl on February 7th and it is already generating a lot of buzz for its approach to making the boss of a major corporation undergo the everyday trials of their workers and seeing what they have to go through. Airing after the Super Bowl is a big honor for any new show.
It's being described as a 'valentine to workers'.
Each week, and there have only been 10 episodes ordered so far, a boss of a major corporation will go undercover and work in an entry-level job in their company. It's a way of seeing how working conditions can improve and to reward those that work hard, that may get overlooked.
The first episode will see Larry O'Donnell, the president and COO of Waste Management who will spend the next seven days picking up garbage and even vacuuming out portable toilets.
At each and every stop, he becomes fast friends with a loyal and hardworking grunt. One fires him after he repeatedly fails to pick up stray papers at a landfill. Another invites him home for a family dinner. There isn't a slacker or complainer in the bunch.
It must be hard to get someone to publically bad mouth their job and employer on television however, as the company was told they were filming a documentary on trying out for entry-level jobs.
Other companies to feature in this series will be 7-Eleven, Hooters and White Castle.