In the television show “Undercover Boss”, a CEO is disguised and put in various working scenarios as a new employee for his or her organization. A fascinating social interplay as well as featuring a number of heartwarming stories about real people doing real jobs, Undercover Boss is a fun show to watch. And, it just got a lot more interesting.
Cincinnati City Council members were anxious to find out why Mayor Mark Mallory had arranged a meeting of selected city employees and council aides on Thursday, January 13th, at 5 p.m. in council chambers. Adding to their curiosity was the statement by a television producer and signs on the chamber doors that explained they were agreeing to be on camera and, not tell anybody about this meeting. Participants were also asked to sign a document asserting their agreement to these items. Not knowing the purpose, at least two council members advised their aides not to sign these documents.
During this meeting the Mayor announced his participation in the television show and briefly explained his reinforced pride in the employees of the City of Cincinnati. He was able to work side by side with the people that keep the city moving, clean, safe and truly make Cincinnati the “Queen City”.
In an episode that is certain to entertain and enlighten, the Mayor is rumored to be seen wearing dreadlocks, picking up dead animals from the roadside and writing parking tickets. Similar Undercover Boss scenarios have been seen from such organizations as Great Wolf Lodge, 7-11, White Castle and Chiquita to name a few. Being very familiar with our City’s Mayor however, I am anxious to see how they managed to keep him from being recognized.
This episode of undercover Boss is the fifth shot in the City of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The area has an unusually high viewership of reality television according to the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Film Commission. Kudos to Mayor Mark Mallory and the employees of the City of Cincinnati, we can’t wait to see the show.
Sources: Cincinnati Enquirer, City Council member