You might want to tune in CBS at 8 p.m. Friday. Mohegan Sun’s well-known former tribal council chairman and now council member, Bruce ‘Two Dogs’ Bozsum is going undercover as “Sam”on ‘Undercover Boss.”
Bozsum will be undercover at two properties, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania, and don’t be surprised if you don’t recognize the guy. That signature head of hair, well, he is unrecognizable to the employees he meets with as part of the show. But his hair is back and Bozsum offers a sneak peek at what’s to come when he Spilled the Beans with Java.
Q: How much convincing did it take for you to do the show?
A: Not much. I am a huge fan of “Undercover Boss” so when the show called at the beginning of summer we talked about the offer and I said ‘yes.’ I was excited to do it.
A: But part of the show is the fact that bosses sometimes get not so good surprises when it comes to finding out what is really going on down in the trenches. Weren’t you a little bit afraid of what you would find?
A: I have always been pretty involved and down on the floor when it comes to our business and I already knew how employees feel about us and about me. I knew we would find imperfections that would need fixing would be brought to light. The world is not perfect.
Q: Another component is what jobs you did as your new “character.” What are some of the chores you were assigned to when you went undercover?
A: I did valet parking, some beverage service. I was a slot attendant. In Connecticut I helped set up the arena for a show and did some usher work.
Q: And of course, one of the most amusing elements of the show is the makeover the “boss” goes through so he or she is not recognized y employees. How did that go?
A: My own son didn’t recognize me. (Son Jacob works at the Pennsylvania location) We tried three or four options in make-up when we were getting ready for the show and finally decided on being an older biker guy. I shaved my head.
Q: Did you cry?
A: Not in front of anyone. But it all grew back in a couple of months.
Q: The most touching part of the show is when rewards are given to some of the outstanding employees who surface during the segment. Is it happening this time too?
A: Yes there are rewards including for some in Connecticut. I knew we had good people out there in our organization. But when you sit and talk with them alone for 10 or 15 minutes and hear their stories beyond the job. You take the time to learn about them. That was amazing.
To view a sneak peek of the show go here.