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Living with the Boss

Duration: 8 x 44'

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In this new fun and informative series, employees invite their boss to live under their roof in a bid to make a connection and hopefully improve conditions for the whole workforce in the process.

On average, we spend a third of our lifetime working. But just how well do workers know the boss they devote so much of their life to; and how much do bosses really know about their greatest asset – their workforce?

Living with the Boss is the new series where employers move in with staff members for a week to learn more about them as people, and also to find out how they really feel about their jobs.

At the end of each episode, the boss reveals taking part in the experiment to the rest of the workforce. They also announce any changes that will be implemented to benefit the whole workforce, as a direct result of what they have learned from the experience.

From large multi-city companies to small boutique businesses, this uplifting format shakes up work places and showcases everyday life in an authentic and heartwarming way.

Episode One: Just Water boss, Tony Falkenstein, leaves his luxurious home to stay with one of his employees in one of the poorest suburbs. Will living and working with delivery driver Isiah inspire, Tony, to make changes that will benefit his entire workforce?

Episode two: Allstar Cheersport boss, Kimberley Ramsay, swaps her high heels for gumboots to live life on a dairy farm with one of her employees. Will living and working with cheer coach Dania convince Kimberley her regional branches need more attention?

Episode three: Cityguard Security boss, Ian Crawford,  leaves his inner city home for one of the most ethnically diverse suburbs to live with one of his employees. Will living and working the night shift with security supervisor, Afia, inspire him to make the job more sustainable for his workers?

Episode fourGo Rentals boss, James Dalglish, leaves the comfort of his family home to live in the lounge of one of his young employees. Will living and working with IT specialist, Ali, inspire James to make changes that will benefit everyone in the workforce?

Episode five: Licensed Renovations boss, Russell Clark, leaves his man cave for eco-friendly living with one of his young employees. Will living and working with building apprentice, Sophie, educate Russell on the challenges facing the industry?

Episode six: Supercare Cleaning’s new boss, Ian Kebbell, gets down to the nitty gritty living with one of his cleaning crew. Will living and working with commercial cleaner, Ben, help Ian understand the challenges facing his workforce?

Episode seven: Storm Fashion boss, Deborah Caldwell, leaves city life for tourist to live with one of her employees. Will living and working with Regional Manager, Kim, encourage Deborah to create career pathways for her retail staff?

Episode eight: Haven Falls Funeral Home boss, Allen Pukepuke, heads to the provinces to live with one of his employees. Will living with administrator, Ani, remind Allen of the emotional toll this 24/7 job can take on his frontline staff?

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