Co-Workers Decide Who Gets Axed on New Reality Show

Contestants will have access to coworkers' HR files
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2009 12:12 PM CDT
A new Fox reality show will put employees' futures into the hands of their coworkers, Variety reports.   (©timparkinson)
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(Newser) – The recession is coming to reality TV, in the form of a show that puts employees' fates in the hands of their co-workers. The new Fox effort Someone’s Gotta Go, expected to make its debut within months, will focus on small businesses facing layoffs, Variety reports. “It’s Survivor meets The Office,” said a Fox exec.

“When someone is arbitrarily let go the first reaction usually is ‘How come that person was fired when another idiot is still here?’" he continued. "This finally gives employees a chance to make that decision.” Employees will be given access to co-workers’ human resources files to help make the decision. A production company exec hailed the concept: “As a boss myself, I don’t want to have to make those decisions.”