Be The Boss – From Average Joe to CEO Giveaway!

Saving Dollarsand Sense

I have had several jobs in my lifetime that were less than perfect, and I spent many days daydreaming about how different the company would be if I had the opportunity to Be The Boss.

Please tell me I am not the only one who looks at the way things are run and thinks to myself, I can do it better than that? Of course the reality of being the boss is a bit different than the fantasy of it all. Still wouldn’t it be great to be able to see how things would look if the employee and the boss were to trade spaces for a while?

I think when you are right in the middle of how things really work in the workplace it is easier to see things that you might overlook if you were not a part of the day to day happenings.  I’m planning to tune in this Sunday night to watch Be the Boss and see if my suspicions are correct. At the very least it would be interesting to see how both sides deal with the company when they take on the title of Boss.

A&E has an awesome new show that started this past weekend that I cannot wait to see!

A&E presents the new original real life series “Be the Boss,” a competition-based series that pits two employees of a franchise-based company in the battle of a lifetime – with the chance to become the owner of their very own franchise – to, in success, become their own boss.  “Be the Boss” premieres Sunday, December 2 at 10PM ET/PT.

“Be the Boss” faces off two lower-level employees from the ranks, giving them the chance at what they think is a big promotion. In each episode, the CEO summons two deserving candidates to the company headquarters and subsequently puts them through a series of challenges to test their mettle at being in a senior management role. Both employees battle to prove they should earn the promotion, but they’re in for the shock of their lives when they discover that an even greater opportunity is ultimately at stake – the keys to their very own franchise!  With franchise fees often running into the hundreds of thousands and sometimes even exceeding one million dollars, “Be the Boss” offers one of the largest prizes in all of television… and the promotion goes to the runner-up!

In the premiere episode, “Complete Nutrition,” a former beauty pageant queen battles a country-singing Marine for a promotion at an up-and‐coming sports nutrition chain.  After the competition turns personal, the winner is rewarded with the keys to their very own store.

There are some very well known companies that will participate in upcoming episodes of Be The Boss such as Molly Maid, Auntie Anne’s, Complete Nutrition, and The Melting Pot Restaurants just to name a few.

You can watch a clip of this new show below:

I am giving away an Auntie Anne’s prize package that includes the following:

  • Delivery of a dozen fresh hot, golden-brown pretzels to your residences/business – depends on proximity to Auntie Anne’s store.
  • 10 Free Pretzel Card vouchers  to use at  U.S. locations
  • Auntie Anne’s At-Home Baking Kit
  • Additional items: fun punk buttons, kids stickers, and pretzel straws




Here’s how to enter:

Leave me a comment telling me about a time you found yourself working for someone else and you just knew you could run things better if given the opportunity.

This giveaway is open to all legal residents of the US age 18 and older and will end on December 9th.

**Although the product for this giveaway was supplied to me free of charge from A&E, all opinions expressed are solely mine.

About Kristie Sawicki

Kristie Sawicki is the author of Saving Dollars and Sense, where she blogs about Money Saving Ideas and Frugal Living Tips, as well the Best Coupons, Deals and Freebies around. You can connect with Kristie Sawicki on Google+ and on the Saving Dollars and Sense Facebook page.


  1. Peggy Jackson says:

    I worked for a day care once that was very poorly run. It had a great facility and great teaching methods, but the owner was not a good boss and certainly not good with kids. Not too hard to figure out how I could’ve run it better. :)

  2. Carina Singh says:

    I was as an assistant administrator, to a highly un-organised team. Since I was the lowest in the chain of command, My hand were tied and freedom curbed to implement things for a smoother run at office. Sigh.. i

  3. jessica hager says:

    I worked at Wal-Mart for 7 years and so many times I could of run things better than how my supervisors done.

  4. I am actually going to write about my husband, he is a plumber/maintenance. Several companies he has worked for he has clients follow him when he leaves because of his awesome customer service. He is also very knowledgeable with anything that requires plumbing, construction, and so on. I remember one instance over 10 years ago were his boss, to save money, decided to do a service call on his own and ended up calling my husband because it could not figure it out. He would have saved money if he would just have had him done it in the beginning instead of making a bigger mess. He would make an awesome boss if we could ever afford to get him started.

  5. I worked for a day care that was very poorly run too! The other teachers were great and I loved the curriculum, but they did not how to treat employees. The small things make a difference!

  6. Brittni Constans says:

    My first job was at Round Table Pizza. I loved everyone I worked with except for my boss. He was always in a hurry to get things done, and yelled at employees when they didn’t do something right. I remember feeling so awful one day because I didn’t make a pizza right. I felt like things could have and should have been handled differently. I learned a lot from this experience but the most important thing I learned is Kindness goes a long way. Everyone works better in a friendly environment.

  7. I worked in a drop-in childcare and know that I would’ve done a better job than my boss. She made all the rules, but never followed them herself. She would complain about the job, the parents, and the kids. She played favorites and eliminated a lot of good employees over personal issues. It’s too bad her boss never figured it out.

  8. stacy shultz says:

    I worked at a Valve Comp.. & there was No happiness to being at work… I could of made Employees happy to be at work everyday & IMprove the Moral in the office!!!

  9. I worked at a small business , but not very kind. A little kindness goes a long way. … :)

  10. I did an externship for medical billing and coding for 6 weeks. The location I was at was brand new and beautiful. But their methods of processing paperwork and the patient did not go along smoothly.There was what seemed to me a lot of wasted time in back tracking and order of processing. It was frustrating for someone like me that likes to be as efficient as possible! lol They loved some of my ideas and even offered me a job!

  11. I’ve been blessed with a lot of latitude in most of my jobs. I think the biggest issue I’ve had is not with how I do my own job, but wishing I could make a difference for other workers, be it in how people have been laid off, how reviews are done, what types of incentives are given, etc.

  12. One of the people I’ve worked under could do better at communicating. Makes me realize how important it is!