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'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' 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 »

Fast Food CEO Shuts Down Struggling Branch During 'Undercover Boss' Episode

Fast Food CEO Shuts Down Struggling Branch During 'Undercover Boss' Episode

As Rick Silva's turn on "Undercover Boss" began this past Friday, he spent time singing the praises of his company's high standards. The CEO of the Checkers and Rally's fast-food burger chain demands "perfection," he said, and makes regular use of focus groups to test the chain's burgers. But on his... 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 »

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 »

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