I have to admit...my DVR is typically filled with Sitcoms and Trashy Reality TV (I know, I know...don't judge!), but I also happen to LOVE watching the show Undercover Boss on CBS. Each episode features a high-ranking executive or owner of a corporation going undercover as an entry-level employee in their own company. The executives alter their appearance and assume an alias and fictional back-story. The fictitious explanation given for the accompanying camera crew is that the executives are being filmed as part of a documentary about entry-level workers in a particular industry, or a competition with another individual with the winner getting a job with the company. They spend approximately one week undercover, working in various areas of their company operations, with a different job and in most cases a different location each day. They are exposed to a series of predicaments with varying results, and invariably spend time getting to know the people who work in the company, learning about their professional and personal challenges.
At the end of their week undercover, the executives return to their true identity and request each employee they worked with individually come to corporate headquarters. The bosses then reveal their identity, and reward these hard-working employees through campaign, promotion, or financial rewards, while other employees are given training or better working conditions.
This weeks episode features the President(and 20 year industry veteran)of the Kendall Jackson Winery, going undercover! According to the episode guide: "When the president of Kendall Jackson goes undercover, he finds out it's more difficult than it looks. And it's not all wine and roses!"
I think this will provide not only an entertaining look at how the President does working the different jobs in his own company, but also a great look into the inner workings of this large winery! Tune in on Sunday, January 29th at 8/7c on CBS!