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'Undercover Boss': 5 Most Gripping Moments From Season 3

'Undercover Boss': 5 Most Gripping Moments From Season 3

For many workers, it's the most feared, dreaded moment -- the showdown with the boss. Which probably explains why such confrontations are usually the high point in the popular reality show "Undercover Boss." Viewers get to see that moment when an employee speaks truth to power -- or the boss realizes that he or... Read More »

'Undercover Boss': MasTec CEO Gets Choked Up Recalling Famous Dad

'Undercover Boss': MasTec CEO Gets Choked Up Recalling Famous Dad

Many sons with famous fathers feel overshadowed and the burden of living up to a legend. But rarely does that psychological dynamic play out on a reality TV show, as it did this week when Jose Mas was featured on "Undercover Boss." Jose Mas is the CEO of MasTec, the $2.8 billion infrastructure giant that his... Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Fastsigns International CEO Admits She's A Workaholic

'Undercover Boss': Fastsigns International CEO Admits She's A Workaholic

Even if you know your ultimate goal, you may need a sign to direct you. If there was anyone who should be adept at seeing and reading the signs, you would think it would be Catherine Monson, CEO of Fastsigns International, the country's largest custom signs company. But by Monson's own telling, it wasn't until... Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Pretzel CEO In A Twist Over Working Conditions

'Undercover Boss': Pretzel CEO In A Twist Over Working Conditions

We all lose touch at one time or another. Indeed, disconnect is a problem that plagues every workplace, given that the bosses can't truly know what's going on during the day-to-day grind -- as much as they might try. But for a chief executive who went from the bottom to the top, you'd hope he'd at least hold... Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Budget Blinds CEO Finally Sees The Light On Ad Plan

'Undercover Boss': Budget Blinds CEO Finally Sees The Light On Ad Plan

There's nothing like being shown the light. If you work in the blinds-and-drapery business, that should come with the territory. But on Friday's episode of "Undercover Boss," Chad Hallock, CEO of Budget Blinds, the country's largest window-covering franchisor, fought enlightenment as long as he could. "I... Read More »

'Undercover Boss' TaylorMade CEO Reveals Identity To Smitten Worker

'Undercover Boss' TaylorMade CEO Reveals Identity To Smitten Worker

No industry has been exempt from the effects of the recession. Even golf. Mark King, the CEO of the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance golf equipment, TaylorMade, made that point bluntly during his appearance Friday on "Undercover Boss." "It's a challenge to get shrinking numbers to spend more... Read More »

'Undercover Boss' Twist: Yankee Candle CEO Has Cover Blown

'Undercover Boss' Twist: Yankee Candle CEO Has Cover Blown

No one likes getting found out -- especially if you're a CEO working undercover to find out what it's really like to be a worker in your company. But when Harlan Kent, the president and CEO of the Yankee Candle Company, found his cover blown in "Undercover Boss" this week, it was an opportunity to demonstrate... Read More »

Workers At Party Supply Company Far From Festive During 'Undercover Boss' Episode

Workers At Party Supply Company Far From Festive During 'Undercover Boss' Episode

Cutbacks during the crisis have been a downer. And this past Friday's episode of "Undercover Boss" provided a telling example of the national hurt: The nation's largest party supplies company was featured, and its CEO introduced his company with sob stories. Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Popeyes Crew Member Suggests Eating At Taco Bell

'Undercover Boss': Popeyes Crew Member Suggests Eating At Taco Bell

When Hurricane Katrina hit, hardly anyone was up to the task of protecting New Orleans' most vulnerable residents. President George W. Bush famously flew over the disaster site as corpses were floating through the Big Easy. Two New Orleans residents who were in the city then, and survived, played a central... Read More »

Seafood CEO Takes Fleet From Fishnets To Internet On 'Undercover Boss'

Seafood CEO Takes Fleet From Fishnets To Internet On 'Undercover Boss'

Working on a fishing boat is a demanding, solitary job. So it came as no surprise that Bernt Bodal, the CEO of American Seafoods, cut a laconic figure straight out of a Clint Eastwood movie during his turn Friday on "Undercover Boss." Bodal's personal career trajectory reflects a similarly rugged path: Only... Read More »

Vintage 'Undercover Boss' As Winemaker Bottles Up His Impulse To Fire

Vintage 'Undercover Boss' As Winemaker Bottles Up His Impulse To Fire

Winemaking is one of those industries that seems to have irresistible appeal. Lush fields and fresh air make a vineyard seem like a much more humane place to spend a professional life than behind a desk. And that's mostly because they are. On top of all that, how can you forgo a life spent around fine wine and... Read More »

Home Improvement CEO Gets Misty-Eyed On 'Undercover Boss'

Home Improvement CEO Gets Misty-Eyed On 'Undercover Boss'

The pious chief executive of The Dwyer Group weeps when she finds out about her employees' woes on this Sunday's "Undercover Boss." The two-time Emmy nominated CBS reality show is now in its third season, and took its viewers Down South this past weekend. And for the season's second episode, Southern... Read More »

Hotelier Becomes Benefactor For Medical Bills On 'Undercover Boss' Premiere

Hotelier Becomes Benefactor For Medical Bills On 'Undercover Boss' Premiere

Movies, novels and television shows are often at their most poignant when they take on contemporary subjects. Over the course of the current financial crisis, few versions of commercial entertainment have been as pitch-perfect as the CBS reality series "Undercover Boss." By sending corporate executives to work... Read More »

UCR Chancellor Gets Schooled on 'Undercover Boss' Season Finale

UCR Chancellor Gets Schooled on 'Undercover Boss' Season Finale

One of the first questions that comes to mind when you hear that the 'Undercover Boss' Season Two finale involves Tim White, chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, is how can he give bonuses or rewards to the deserving employees he works with on the show? After all, it isn't as if a university... Read More »

Does Undercover Boss Shelly Sun Have Bright Star Power? (Video)

Does Undercover Boss Shelly Sun Have Bright Star Power? (Video)

Here's the question: When Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, one of the nation's fastest growing providers of private health care for adults and children, goes away for a week to shoot 'Undercover Boss,' does she hire any of her own employees to take care of her 6-year-old twin boys? Her... Read More »

Undercover Boss David Kim Tries to Be Baja Fresh

Undercover Boss David Kim Tries to Be Baja Fresh

This could well be the first and only 'Undercover Boss' episode where a CEO tries to eat his way out of a predicament. David Kim, the man in charge at Baja Fresh, had such a hard time making an acceptable burrito that he tried to eat the evidence of his failure. "I must have gained five pounds that day!" he... Read More »

Synagro's Bill Massa in the Grossest 'Undercover Boss' Yet [Video]

Synagro's Bill Massa in the Grossest 'Undercover Boss' Yet [Video]

This week's episode has to be the oohiest, gooiest, grossest, most disgusting 'Undercover Boss' ever. But it's also the greenest, according to Bill Massa, president and CEO of Synagro, the nation's largest wastewater treatment corporation. Although his company processes waste, he says the work is anything... Read More »

'Undercover Boss' Bets on Head of MGM Grand Las Vegas [Video]

'Undercover Boss' Bets on Head of MGM Grand Las Vegas [Video]

Las Vegas gamblers are a tough crowd. Not only do they get visibly irritated when the dealer is green and inexperienced, but they become downright verbally abusive when a wig is so bad it distracts them. These were but a few of the challenges faced by Scott Sibella, president and COO of the MGM Grand in Las... Read More »

Wife Steps in to Help United Van Lines CEO on 'Undercover Boss' [Video]

Wife Steps in to Help United Van Lines CEO on 'Undercover Boss' [Video]

No one gave United Van Lines CEO Rich McClure a hard time for having to bring his wife Sharon in to help him complete his 'Undercover Boss' duties. And even if they did, he wouldn't care -- once you've been married for 32 years, you're way past letting other people's comments affect you. Besides, he's used to... Read More »

Cincinnati's Mark Mallory is First Mayor of 'Undercover Boss' [Video]

Cincinnati's Mark Mallory is First Mayor of 'Undercover Boss' [Video]

The biggest challenge Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, faced on 'Undercover Boss' was concealing his identity. After all, "most politicians build their careers on being recognized," he laughed. He's been seen on television, billboards, in magazine and newspapers countless times. But with dreadlocks, glasses,... Read More »

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