If you haven't had the chance yet to check out Undercover Boss, you may want to tune in next Sunday at 9:00 PM EST.
It's not your typical reality show with things done for "shock value." On the contrary, I've found myself needing to have a box of tissues handy for those moments when the boss totally "gets" what his employees go through every day.
It is always fun when the employee who is unsuspectingly training the "new guy" comes to the conclusion that the CEO is in no way up to working at the company.
Last night's episode featured the CEO of Hooters. And *surprise, surprise* what a fine human being he turned out to be! (you can see a clip here)
Plus, I thought for sure he'd fire the chauvinistic egomaniac he had running one of his Dallas stores. The guy ooooooozed "lawsuit waiting to happen" yet Coby (the CEO) handled it such that at the end of the episode when his true identity was revealed, he told Jimbo (the manager) that there is no way he would feel comfortable having his daughters work for him - ever. This was quite the revelation to Jimbo - to have the CEO of the company not wanting his daughters to work for him, that the dude apologized and mended his ways.
Imagine if your boss got to spend a week doing your job. Could he/she handle it?
My new boss is essentially getting to do just that on the days I am not there :-) I've never been able to put into words how absolutely stir crazy it can get - and now he is getting to experience it firsthand (lucky him ;-)