An executive at one of the Charlotte area’s biggest companies recently got a taste of the working stiff’s life: Family Dollar President Mike Bloom will appear on the CBS show “Undercover Boss” on Friday night.
The reality show takes high-level executives and disguises them so they can mingle with ordinary employees at their company and see what it’s like.
“Bloom faces his fear of heights when learning to operate a forklift that takes him 35 feet into the air, nearly blows his rock ‘n’ roll disguise when one employee invites him to a jam session and more,” the Matthews-based discount company said in its description of the episode.
A promotional photograph shows Bloom transformed from a suited executive in a tie and glasses to a shaggy-haired worker sporting a ragged goatee and a bright orange Family Dollar shirt. He worked in some of the company’s stores and a distribution center.
The episode is set to air at 8 p.m. Friday on CBS.
Bloom is the second local executive to take a spin undercover with employees for the show. Former Chiquita CEO Fernando Aguirre also appeared on “Undercover Boss” before the company moved to Charlotte.
Portillo: 704-358-5041; Twitter: @ESPortillo
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less