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Season 8 / Episode 1 and airs on 22 December 2016 01:00
Undercover Boss is a reality series that follows high level corporate executives as they slip anonymously into the lowest level jobs within their companies. Once undercover, they'll get their hands dirty with the rank and file, find out what their employees REALLY think of them and discover how smoothly their companies are REALLY run. In the process, these senior executives learn about themselves, the perception of their company and the spirit of their work force.
The undercover experience is no vacation for Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International, one of the world's largest timeshare companies, as he finds himself performing a dangerous job that bursts into flames. Meanwhile, the boss also reaches his breaking point with an employee's job performance, forcing him to break his cover.
Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairman and CEO of the Dwyer Group, the parent company for Mr. Rooter and other national repair brands, embarks on a grueling undercover experience where she works as a plumber, hauls water heaters, fixes ovens and works alongside a grounds crew. Meanwhile, the boss is also shocked to discover one of her franchises isn't following a company policy.
Rick Tigner, President of Kendall- Jackson Wine Estates, causes a shutdown when he struggles to maintain pace on a bottling line, and is shocked by comments made by a delivery driver.
Rick Silva, President and CEO of Checkers & Rally's, one of the nation's largest fast food chains, serving more than two million hamburgers a week, travels to the front lines of his industry, where he's forced to make a drastic decision regarding one of his restaurants.
Bernt Bodal, CEO of American Seafoods, one of the largest seafood companies in the U.S., realizes that despite his past experience as a deckhand, he's not prepared to return to the back-breaking work and dangers involved in a day's work on a fishing vessel. Also, Bodal reaches his boiling point after being lowered into a piping-hot pit at a processing plant for a different undercover assignment.
Lynne Zappone, Chief Talent Officer of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the world's second-largest fried chicken restaurant chain, is frustrated with an employee's lack of Southern charm behind the counter. Also, the Boss is brought to tears by another employee's generosity.
Sam Taylor, CEO of Oriental Trading Company, the nation's largest direct retailer of party supplies and arts and crafts, is concerned when he discovers some of his employees aren't happy. Meanwhile, the Boss causes an unintentional shutdown in his plant when he's tasked with managing the assembly line.
Harlan Kent, President and CEO of Yankee Candle, the leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, goes undercover where his customer service skills leave several co-workers questioning his true identity, and the Boss grows frustrated with one store's lack of curb appeal.
Mark King, President and CEO of TaylorMade Golf Company, the largest manufacturer of golf equipment and apparel in the world, is forced to break cover when an employee grows suspicious of her new trainee and the Boss grows concerned with a disjointed structure of command at one of his factories.
Chad Hallock, CEO and Co-Founder of Budget Blinds, the largest window coverings franchise in North America with more than 800 franchise locations, takes it personal when two separate franchisees criticize his advertising plan, and one employee turns up the heat when she considers inviting the Boss to her hot tub after work.
Dan DiZio, CEO and Co-Founder of the Philly Pretzel Factory, which sells over 100 million pretzels a year throughout its 120 stores, is forced into action after one franchisee goes rogue, and the Boss is brought to tears when he realizes he let one of his franchise owners down.
Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, who has never designed or installed one of their signs, finds herself plagued by air bubbles while trying to affix large decal signs, and is also forced to conquer her fear of heights.
Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec, one of the largest builders of telecommunication and energy systems in North America, receives an explosive surprise while heading down a manhole. Also, the Boss is shocked when he discovers that one employee feels rejected by a local community because of her job, on the third season finale of UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, May 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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