I think that Larry (as boss) sent the word out that lower management had to make sure that people were on time and only taking 30-minute lunch breaks. He didn't tell lower mgmt how they were supposed enforce it, and this guy developed this system. (It's obviously not a great system, but it could be that Kevin didn't know what else to do.)i really enjoyed this show and added it to my list of shows to keep watching. Larry the Waste Management guy was pretty awesome. I would have liked to see some repercussions for the middle management though, like that Kevin jerk who was docking the employees 2 minutes pay for being 1 minute late even though Larry was pretty clear that that was not their company policy. You could tell when Larry was talking to him that he was super nervous about being busted on that.
I was a bit surprised that in a company with 45,000 employees, "Randy" just happened to end up with a) a guy who'd been on dialysis for 20 years and maintained a good outlook, b) a guy who cleaned porta-potties and maintained a good outlook, c) a woman who was overworked, underpaid, and highly stressed (and who also had had some serious medical problems), and maintained a good outlook, and d) a woman who drove a trash truck and peed in a can, and maintained a good outlook. The woman at the recycling plant was the only one who didn't have a serious medical problem or any of the other issues (yet, other than the very valid complaint about the timecards, still maintained a good outlook). I enjoyed the show, but really?
Of course, next week's show previews have already shown the luck of the draw to be a little different ;-)