UNDERCOVER BOSS “Mack Trucks” Review

UNDERCOVER BOSS "Mack Trucks" Review, Season 2 Episode 15 – Undercover Boss returned this week and introduced us to Denny Slagel, CEO of Mack Trucks. Mack Trucks is a manufacturer of construction and industrial transport vehicles, and it’s a company that I’ve heard very little about. I appreciated the quick history at the beginning of the episode talking about where Mack came from, how it got it’s name, etc. Getting more background on the company helps you relate more to what happens and care more about the outcome, so I definitely appreciated that.

Here’s the thing about this particular episode, though: The stuff that this guy was doing is TOUGH. It’s one thing to show us a CEO who can’t make a Subway sandwich, or he can’t scrub a toilet. The reason that stuff like that is more interesting for the viewer to watch is because those are things that are inherently easy to do, and it helps show how out-of-touch the CEO is with the simple things his employees do. But this dude had to build engines, drive forklifts, and assemble giant trucks. Those are things that I definitely can’t do, so showing somebody struggle with it doesn’t surprise me or entertain me. It just makes sense. Read More...



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