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    So I was intrigued by the concept of Undercover Boss, and finally when it came last night, I wasn't let down, with the presentation of Waste Management thrust into the spotlight.
    Aside from the people who were teaching Larry O'Donnell, it seemed like they were really trying to impress for the cameras.
    I won't get into all the dirty details, but for those of you who saw it, I'm wondering if you know how much the CEO of Waste Management, Larry O'Donnell, really cares about you?????
    At least that's the message he sent to me. It was as if the policies that were cooked up and implemented companywide really affected the workers so much that he was concerned about the effect it had on them and their lives.
    He really had me believing him for a few minutes. But then I came to my senses, and remembered................he's management, of the highest level.
    I'm curious though, how is it not illegal that WM can dock you 2 minutes for every minute you are late. Isn't that stealing time? I'm pretty sure I'd be fired for that.

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    Well the guy that was asked about this at the end if this could be resolved looked a little upset that he was questioned about this problem. They could have corrected the problem easily fire the boss for as you stated stealing time, and how long was he taking the time away from the employees.

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    So now the employees of YRC need to get Bill Z to go undercover to the terminals. Now that could turn into a 2 hour movie worth watching, but would probably have to air after ten at night as I'm sure some of the scenes would be viewer discretion advised. Come on lets sign up Bill to go to the terminals.

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    He's had his mug in front of too many cameras already.

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    I think this show might very well be an attempt to further trick the average worker into thinking that the people at the top really care about them. These were probably a few handpicked cases and will do little or nothing to help the other 99.9% of the workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stldude44 View Post
    I think this show might very well be an attempt to further trick the average worker into thinking that the people at the top really care about them. These were probably a few handpicked cases and will do little or nothing to help the other 99.9% of the workers.
    I believe you are right, all smoke and mirrors.

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    There was a lady that had a thread on here and if i remember right she was fired from WM what do you think she would have to say about this. And STLDUDE i think you are probably right. As one part the gal gets a pay raise and gets to hire replacement workers because she was doing too many jobs herself. When was the last time the boss told you that you was doing too much and he would get you helpers. Have to have something to keep the viewers watching I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiredseat View Post
    There was a lady that had a thread on here and if i remember right she was fired from WM what do you think she would have to say about this. And STLDUDE i think you are probably right. As one part the gal gets a pay raise and gets to hire replacement workers because she was doing too many jobs herself. When was the last time the boss told you that you was doing too much and he would get you helpers. Have to have something to keep the viewers watching I guess.
    Here's her thread, no update on her arbitration.

    http://teamstersonline.com/forums/so...bitration.html

    Maybe Driftwood knows what happened?

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    Is 'Undercover Boss' Too Exploitative of Employees? | PopEater.com

    'Let's say the head honcho's name is -- as in the case of Sunday night's premiere of 'Undercover Boss,' featuring the Waste Management CEO posing as a regular employee -- Larry O'Donnell. "Did you hear?" co-workers will gab, "Larry O'Donnell is visiting today," followed by a sense of excitement and anxiety. It's not just that it's their boss. No, it's mostly because it's the guy they've seen in those corporate videos explaining the new employee referral policy. And in the eyes of that particular company, a celebrity. But to us, the people not in that particular company, Larry O'Donnell is not a celebrity; no different than the guy on the corner selling hot dogs or the lady I spoke to today to dispute a credit card charge. Now, thanks to CBS's 'Undercover Boss,' that's no longer the case. Now these company big wigs are on network television ... and there's a lot not right about that.

    Look, a lot of us have jobs that we do -- and many do very well -- that, well, we think of as "just a job." It pays the bills and, for the most part, we just want to go in, do our work, then go home. That's it. We certainly -- as in the case of the employees of Waste Management, the featured corporation on Sunday's episode -- wouldn't want to be filmed scrambling to our time clock after lunch so we're not docked two minutes for every minute late (a policy that, it appears, had been corrected by the end of the episode). Or, worse, urinating into a tin can during a daily garbage route because there's no women's restroom on the route. Watching people, you know, earn money so they can buy food. Hey, but it makes good television, right? No, no it doesn't. It's bad enough when your boss monitors your e-mails. Imagine having a bad day at work and it's broadcast on national television -- right after the most watched event of the year, the Super Bowl.

    The worst part: The employees featured don't make a dime from their appearance. Sure, a couple of them received promotions, which included a nice little raise after Larry O'Donnell took notice of their performance. And I'm sure the ones who happened to do well that day -- assuming a few weren't tipped off; I'm not 100 percent convinced they weren't -- are thrilled about the exposure and increase in pay. Do you think they would still be as thrilled once they find out what one 30-second commercial slot costs on a post-Super Bowl broadcast? A post-Super Bowl broadcast in which they were the stars?
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    There is no such thing as reality TV.

    Just think about it. Someone tells you that you are going to be filmed all day at work????? The whole thing is a publicity stunt.

 

 
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