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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.
 

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Cool, I'll dvr it tonight.

Thanks!

I know its old, but I never saw it yet
 

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icr2002 said:
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.
Thanks, I saw it before, but I'll record it again. FYI, TLC is 280, not 278.
 

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I am still waiting for my GPS :shrug:
 

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icr2002 said:
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.
TLC is on channel on 280 BTW.
 

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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 *****ing 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?
 

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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.
 

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Marlin Guy said:
In general, I find this program to be a stroke fest for the over-inflated egos of the CEOs who participate.

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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.
 

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Well, Jobs, the Steve variety @ Apple, meets that criterion.

However, among the fortune 500 can you cite any others?
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
 

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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:

A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mr. Tillerson earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin before joining Exxon Company, U.S.A. in 1975 as a Production Engineer.
 

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Marlin Guy said:
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
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.
 

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Marlin Guy said:
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
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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