UNDERCOVER BOSS “United Van Lines”, Season 2 Episode 17 – On this weeks installment ofUndercover Boss, we meet Rich McClure, the CEO of United Van Lines. Thankfully, the day-to-day operations of United Van Lines are far easier to understand and watch as a viewer than previousepisodes like “Mack” and “City of Cincinatti”. You pack up peoples stuff, and put it in a truck. That’s it.
I much prefer the episodes of Undercover Boss that focus on jobs that I’m more familiar with. As I’ve said on previous episode reviews, it’s much easier for the viewer to feel invested and involved in what we’re seeing on screen if it’s a job that we’re familiar with. I’m sure everybody reading this has moved before or helped somebody move, so we know what’s involved in the process. I’ve personally moved twice in the last year and a half so it was all very fresh in my mind.
The episode was very by-the-books. The boss does the job, he makes a couple mistakes, and learns what his employees want out of their jobs. Pretty standard stuff. With the exception of one of the employees being pretty lazy and unmotivated, the episode didn’t really have anything interesting going for it until Rick called his wife Sharon in to do one of his jobs for him. Read More...