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Direct tv ceo on TLC tonight!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by icr2002, May 26, 2012.

  1. icr2002

    icr2002 Mentor

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    Tonight at 9pm on TLC the show Undercover Boss will have Direct on it. Mike White CEO accidentally offends a consumer on the show. Direct tv ch 278. He goes undercover to see how well things work at Direct TV. Just a note for u all.
     
  2. damondlt

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    Cool, I'll dvr it tonight.

    Thanks!

    I know its old, but I never saw it yet
     
  3. RACJ2

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    Thanks, I saw it before, but I'll record it again. FYI, TLC is 280, not 278.
     
  4. Nighthawk68

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    This should be interesting
     
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    It's not that interesting. There are problems in the warehouse, the CEO says they need to be fixed, yada, yada, yada.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    I was mostly interested in a bit seen in a promo but not in the series, looked like some behind the scenes technical stuff at one of their facilities.
     
  7. peds48

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    I am still waiting for my GPS :shrug:
     
  8. PK6301

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    I never saw the episode, so I just set my DVR remotely to record it.
     
  9. HoTat2

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    TLC is on channel on 280 BTW.
     
  10. damondlt

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    The President of the MGM Grand was better.

    Gotta admit wasn't the best, and the fact that she was installing a satellite dish in a thunderstorm, well I bet that guy had a great signal.:rolleyes:

    I'll admit it happends but the CEO shouldn't be bitching about how long it takes to get a waiver. Since a Waiver just gives you permission to do bad work. :mad:
    Sorry but as CEO. I would been happy that activations took so long in that case. Lets make sure its legit, and not just someone wanting a waiver cause they have a family reunion.

    If it was activations during a beautiful sunny day, then i would be pissed.

    Just some of my thoughts. :)

    What do you guys think about the show?
     
  11. Nighthawk68

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    The show in general, I have probably only ever watched 4-5 episodes. I also set this episode up to record from my phone. Watched it early this morning, insightful episode.
     
  12. Marlin Guy

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    I haven't watched this episode yet, but I have it recorded.
    In general, I find this program to be a stroke fest for the over-inflated egos of the CEOs who participate.

    I spent many years in the corporate environment of a national brand, and I guarantee you that the policies and procedures that the CEOs find to be so appalling are the same ones they once found to be so appealing.

    They call people "human resources" for a reason. They are cheap, expendable, and renewable. Especially with today's unemployment numbers being what they are.

    And you can't tell me that the people they meet aren't hand-selected beforehand to make sure that there's a hard luck story or two in there to make the CEO and company come off as the knight in shining armor.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    Most of the CEOs weren't too bad. The worst was the one that had a security detail check the room. But of course the participants are chosen for a story.
     
  14. damondlt

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    I agree, cause at the end of the day they get to go back to their Multi million dollar home. He looked like a complete moron.

    Sorry but I think one requirement to be CEO, you should have to worked your way from the bottom to the top.
    The owner of the Largest satellite company and knows nothing about it.
    Its obvious MONEY gave him the promotion.:mad:

    I will admit Charlie atleast worked his way there.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Didn't exactly work out for Best Buy.
     
  16. Laxguy

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  17. Marlin Guy

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    All of these people spent years working their way to the top. I wouldn't say that they all started at the very bottom, but each one knew the ins and outs of the business before being handed the reigns. I don't think any of them would have ever said anything akin to Direct's CEO said about not knowing anything about the business.

    Michael T. Duke – Wal-Mart Stores
    Rex W. Tillerson – Exxon Mobil
    Jeffrey R. Immelt – General Electric
    David B. Dillon – Kroger
    James D. Sinegal – Costco Wholesale
    Edward B. Rust Jr. – State Farm Insurance Cos.
    Steven A. Kandarian – MetLife
    Irene B. Rosenfeld – Kraft Foods
    Daniel R. Hesse – Sprint Nextel

    http://www.publicschoolreview.com/articles/436
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Thanks for the list, but it begs the question of what starting "at the bottom" means. In the Big Oil industry, I'd have thought the bottom would be the mail room, janitorial service, or, more to the industry, rough necking.

    I googled just one, Exxon:

     
  19. sigma1914

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    Duke didn't start from the bottom up at Wal-Mart.
    Tillerson started as an engineer ... not very bottom.
    Immelt was hired because of nepotism and has destroyed GE.
    Dillon kind of worked is way...his family business was bought out by Kroger. Maybe he was sacking groceries for his family while attending rich boy SMU.
    Sinegal did work his way and then helped found Costco.
    Rust did.
    Kandarian joined MetLife in 2005, not exactly from the bottom up.
    Rosenfeld started in consumer research, which isn't the bottom and wasn't at Kraft.
    Hesse definitely started at the bottom as an AT&T intern.

    Edit: You changed your post.
     
  20. damondlt

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    I think if youwant to be CEO of Directv, then you should know everything about every part in that warehouse, as well as complete a full home install of the service by yourself.

    I thats one thing about corporate america, they have these high end degrees, but don't know **** about these business they are in.

    I bet Chase Carey knew a few things.:)
     

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