A new FOX show Does Someone Have To Go airs tonight. From the show’s website – A reality series in which bosses turn their businesses over to their employees, who are given the power to make changes in the workplace—and even decide the fate of their colleagues. The premiere features a credit card-processing company in Illinois called Velocity Merchant.
That’s the pretty version of the show. In actuality what will happen is that private conversations will be shown to all the employees to get employee angst nice and high. Then everybody’s salary will be revealed. Only at this point, once everyone is nice and pissed off at their fellow employees is a vote taken to establish the bottom three, one of which could be fired.
My favorite comment about the show comes from TV Guide. Yes, just what we need in these difficult economic times: corporate bloodsport, a tasteless reality competition in which humiliated co-workers get to be each others executioners.
I am not a fan of reality shows to begin with, but are we finally at rock bottom? I guess it’s a good thing that this show at least features people at work unlike Buckwild, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, or Big Brother.