Undercover Boss Episode 1 Waste Management Inc Larry O’Donnell – Undercover Boss which is CBS’ latest television series about the boss of a major corporation pretending to be a trainee to work as an entry-level worker in his/her own company to find out how it really is to be a minimum wage employee in the United States premiered last night.The first episode of Undercover Boss featured President and COO of Waste Management, Inc., Larry O’Donnell.Here is a recap of the episode.
After learning that O’Donnell ran “a $13 billion-dollar business,” we saw an impressive footage of the business man with his family golfing and water-skiing.Then O’Donnell was seen wearing a Waste Management jumpsuit with the camera crew explaining the WM employees that this was a “documentary [about] someone trying out for entry-level jobs.” Pretty soon,O’Donnell was shown vacuuming out portable toilets at an amusement park,picking up trash on a windy day and getting fired by Walter for not being fast enough.
And later on he was working on a recycling assembly line with a nice woman who had to gobble her lunch down in a 30-minute break and race to clock in after her meal.
After the financial crisis that hit the nation few months ago ,it appeared the big bosses in Wall Street needed to clean up their images in order to be seen less as villains who lost their third yacht while Americans lived on food stamps and faced foreclosure.Undercover Boss wanted to do the same thing except everyone was a victim.The CEOs were not going to be the villains well,they are the CEOs and the workers were not going to be the villains because middle class Americans who watch TV would get upset and the jobs themselves were not going to be the villains because COOs would never allow that.
At the end we had a bunch of heroes which created a boring show.What are your thoughts on the episode?
That’s all we have for now on Undercover Boss Episode 1.