Episodes: Six (hour)
TV show dates:May 23, 2013 — June 27, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: (none)
TV show description:
On this reality show, the boardroom doors are blown wide open by employees who are given the power to make the tough decisions. Frustrated bosses hand over the reins of their companies to the employees, offering their respective staffs a chance to make changes in the workplace — even if it means laying off their co-workers.
Almost every office across the country has some level of dysfunction, which can often be attributed to just a few select individuals — those co-workers who might be viewed as anything from lazy to incompetent to quite simply having a toxic personality that poisons the entire workplace.
The difficult part for the employees is that, most of the time, the boss isn’t even aware of how bad the problem is, yet the boss is the only one who can do anything about the problem — until now.
The show takes viewers inside businesses like a sports product merchandiser, a credit card processing company, and a home remodeling company. Employees have a voice in assessing how their company is functioning, inviting them to make recommendations on how best to solve their issues in order to make their company better and giving them the power to determine the fates of their fellow staffers.
But when the owners leave their companies in the hands of their employees, those workers quickly learn that solving personnel issues isn’t as easy as it looks.
Each participating office has its own set of issues which force employees to take a hard look at what’s plaguing their workplace and answer the toughest question of all: Does someone have to go?
Employees from True Home Value, a home remodeling company in St. Louis, MO, were given the power to make some tough decisions. The frustrated CEO handed over the reins of the company to his employees, offering the staff a chance to make changes in the workplace. The employees were forced to take a hard look at what is plaguing their workplace and decide the fates of the bottom three employees who plead with their peers to keep their jobs.
First aired: June 27, 2013.
What do you think? Do you like the Does Someone Have to Go? TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?