An executive at one of the states biggest retail companies recently got a taste of the working stiffs 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 its 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.
The episode is set to air Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Charlotte Observer staff writer Ely Portillo