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Undercover Boss

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Blowgun, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. scooper

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    He's not doing too bad -
     
  2. thefunks67

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    Anyone else get shafted on UB tonight on CBS?

    For some reason Amazing Race was in the UB timeslot tonight? WTF?

    -Funk
     
  3. trh

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    Football ran about 57 minutes over. Typical for a Sunday night with two games on CBS.
     
  4. Davenlr

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  5. thefunks67

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    Thanks, guess I will have to watch it online at cbs.com later this week.

    -Funk
     
  6. grog

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    I caught the time issue but missed the first 14 minutes of the show.

    Was good......very good!

    Wonder what the installer is doing here..... :eek2:

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  7. FarmerBob

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    What is that behind her? Are they switching from DISH?! Jab, Jab, Poke, Poke . . . The camera angle and of all the footage that they could have shown. Maybe the producers of UCB don't like DISH?

    AND they go up on roofs . . .
     
  8. Slamminc11

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    the show wasn't that impressive IMO. Didn't have the emotional catch that others have had in the past. I would have to say that the consensus in my house was that this one was the worst (as in least impressive) of any in the last two seasons.
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    Mike White playing "trampoline" in a dumpster full of cardboard? That made him and the company look good. Like I said elsewhere he should hire a fat lady to do do that!
     
  10. jacmyoung

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    I never really watched this show before, either the above was a setup, or many companies like to hire stupid employees. But having been a DirecTV sub for a while, talked about Mike White in the past, will watch this one.

    I agree though Charlie is too well known in the company to be on this show, you probably have to hire a bunch of new hires just for the show to make it work, I mean him being one of them, acting stupid:)
     
  11. DodgerKing

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    Which is yet another reason why I am glad I live on the west coast
     
  12. DodgerKing

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    If it were Dish and everything was exactly the same, I have a feeling you would say it was one of the best. ;)
     
  13. Nick

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    No, because of the preceding FB games, the entire CBS Sunday night prime-time schedule was running an hour late. So I brilliantly set a manual timer for CSI:Miami and caught UB in the 10-11 pm time slot instead. Beautiful! :p

    As far as the show went, it was very evident that Mike White was weak and way out of his depth. It was only because the program was about sat tv that I watched at all. If it were almost any other industry the show would have bombed big time.

    Also, at the end I thought the employee "rewards" were weak, and Mike offering a personal mentorship to a pretty woman was a no-brainer! BTW and FWIW, I am also offering a "mentorship". Attractive woman should send an application along with their resumé and a recent picture to "Nick" c/o DBSTalk.com. :p
     
  14. James Long

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    Extend record time: One Hour.

    Works great on a DISH receiver (and yes, I understand you're not using one).
     
  15. boba

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    Worked for me also, wished it hadn't. That show was so scripted it was unbelievable pile of crap.:mad::mad::mad:
     
  16. Nick

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    Yeah, well I chose to record the discrete time slot because I was running 98% capacity on my HDD and I didn't want to risk a 2-hour recording block. Also, I didn't want to have to FF to the midpoint of a two-hour time slot to catch the beginning of UB. The method I chose was most efficient.
     
  17. BattleZone

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    At least it showed some of the impact on the techs and warehouse folks with the equipment shortages. Having to call around for an hour to find a single HD receiver is beyond ludicrous, and the warehouse running out of a half-dozen critical supplies is just as bad. I'd almost not believe it if I hadn't been living it for the last two years.

    The inventory system is broken BIG TIME. Sure, there are plenty of other gripes, most that weren't shown, but when a significant percentage of workers can't work, and customers can't get service, because of equipment issues, and those issues continue to get worse and worse over months and months, that's a HUGE problem. Huge as in "affects the share price of the stock" huge.

    Sure, the show is very formulaic, but at least they had the balls to show some of the real issues. Of *course* they hand-pick all of the workers, and of course they go out of their way to find ones who have triumphed over adversity (very often, "just by coincidence", something similar to the CEO's adversity). That's all predictable fluff. The "meat" is the CEO trying to do the jobs of the company's workers. Jobs that often *sound* easy, but really aren't.

    And, for that, and for doing it publically, where the company's flaws are exposed, as well as the CEO's weaknesses, I have to have respect for the CEOs that are willing to participate. Most CEOs want to hide and cover up such things. These folks have the stones to go out into the trenches and see, hear, and smell things for themselves, if only for a week. Far too few executives are willing to do that.
     
  18. joshjr

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    I recorded it off the west coast at its normal time.
     
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    I would have to agree. I was not impressed at all. There have been lots of others episodes that were way better. This one did not even have the same feel to it.
     
  20. joshjr

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    Not sure how you extend a watch time on a E* receiver but on my D* DVR I went that route first but because I was not sure how much time needed to be added I decided to go the west coast route so that I could just record one hour.
     

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