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    Undercover Boss

    So fake and over the top. I hope CBS is making decent money for the hour long commercial...



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    Re: Undercover Boss

    I thought last week's was pretty cool. Seemed like the CFO learned a lot and the workers conditions approved. Haven't watched this one yet. It's on my DVR.


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    Re: Undercover Boss

    First weeks was awesome. The COO of Waste Management seemed way more sincere. This one did seem a bit cheesy, but the first one was good.


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    Re: Undercover Boss

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    First weeks was awesome. The COO of Waste Management seemed way more sincere. This one did seem a bit cheesy, but the first one was good.
    I enjoyed the first one, but missed this one with the Olympics being on.


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    Re: Undercover Boss

    I meant to set the dvr for this one, as i liked the first one, but i forgot with the olympics on and such.



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    Re: Undercover Boss

    it will help there buisness out for sure nothing wrong with that in this bad economy


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    Re: Undercover Boss

    Why not have ISU alum Ed Droste on the show?!? Seems like his dad was the guy that franchised McDonalds, Ray Crock(sp?). Had nothing to do with the business, just smart enough to swoop in and take it national.


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    IIRC one of the original founders of Hooters was a TKE at ISU. I believe he sold out. The Brooks guy had a food packaging business. The plane crash that killed the CEO's brother also killed NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki I believe.....


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    Hooters has fallen on real hard times and are actaully for sale. This may have been a short-term attempt to try and boost sales and delay the inevitable. I agree this show was not as good as last weeks but I really don't think the young Mr. Brooks, has a clue about running this company. I would have fired that one manager that had the girls doing "reindeer games".


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    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    Hooters has fallen on real hard times and are actaully for sale. This may have been a short-term attempt to try and boost sales and delay the inevitable. I agree this show was not as good as last weeks but I really don't think the young Mr. Brooks, has a clue about running this company. I would have fired that one manager that had the girls doing "reindeer games".
    Me thinks he was an actor...



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    Re: Undercover Boss

    I missed the show. Through the previews they showed the hooter girls pigging out to see who would go home early; what happened to the manager? Did he get fired?



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    Re: Undercover Boss

    The manager got to keep his job but he had to apologize to his staff and change his ways. I'm surprised he was not handed a pink slip in his meeting because he sure deserved one.

    My wife said if they changed the Hooter's girls outfits she'd consider eating at the resturaunt as the only way I get to eat Hooter's is if I go with the guys or get take-out right now. While us guys probably don't want that to happen, from a business perspective if they wanted to expand their customer base so women and children would eat there that would be the most logical change to make and easiest way to increase the customer base. The food is great so it sells itself but the atmosphere is what hold back some of their sales potential. Doubt it ever happens but he asked that to the people on the street why they would not eat there and that seemed to be the common theme.


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    I don't think he COULD fire that manager technically. It's a franchise. He called the franchise owner and told him what was going on...that's the person who "could" fire him.

    That said, he could have probably threatened to take the franchise away from the owner if he didn't take action on the manager, but to my knowledge, he had no legal right at that time to fire him.



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    Re: Undercover Boss

    its tottally fake.. i like how ever single employee in the one i watched was disabled in some way... they made it seem that 100% of the people working these jobs had cancer, and 12 kids, and lived in a cardboard box... please.



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    Re: Undercover Boss

    I liked the concept at first, but I agree, its too easy to manipulate. The Hooters ceo only had to go to one city (Dallas) to find the hard working ex military manager, the hard working female manager, and the wacko texas stereotype manager. I'm pretty sure its easy to find good stories in large companies - waste management has what, 40,000 employees?

    I think we can all write next weeks 7-11 episode - a sloppy incompetent store manager and a super hard working US immigrant will probably show up.



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