On last night’s FOX premiere of “Does Someone Have to Go?” the company involved, VMS (Velocity Merchant Services) gave control of the family-owned company over to their employees in this episode titled “VMS, Part 1 of 2.”
Anyone who ever worked for any company, not matter how big or small, has probably wished they had to power to make decisions like these, but one should be careful what they wish for!
The employees have been tagged with various nicknames. There is the procrastinator, the motor mouth, the jerk, the slacker and to top it off, there are several family members that also work there making the non-family members feel like outsiders. To solve their problems, they have turned over the company to their employees for forty-eight hours. Now they have the power to decide how to run the company and answer the question; “Does Someone Have to Go?”
Next, family and non-family members all are called into the conference room for the next step. They all hear what the rest of the members thought of them. A few days ago, each employee was interviewed and asked what they thought of other employees. Descriptions like, anal, brown-nose, class clown, flirt, chronically late, procrastinator, long-winded, lazy, the worst employee, annoying, argumentative, perverted and just bad for morale were some of the descriptions.
Then after they found out what other members of the team thought of them, their next assignment was to vote for three employees who should be considered for termination. With only six hours before the vote, the confrontations between employees were abundant. Each pleading their cases to the most critical among them.
They were all called into the conference room again. Now each employee found out how much each fellow employee earned. Once the figures were revealed, they had a different perspective of their co-workers. Now the decisions were enforced for those who were not sure they could choose three people. Who was overpaid and who was underpaid for the work they did?
Finally, the votes were cast, and each employee was on the edge of their seat. When the final three were announced, it was the lowest-paid employee, the mother of the company owner and the person who was tagged a slacker. Next week, they will plead their case against the firing squad and discover if the company owner regrets her decision to let the inmates run the asylum, on the next episode of “Does Someone Have to Go?”
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