When well-liked George becomes the first guy to be promoted from the assembly line to plant manager at a Los Angeles airplane parts factory, his life becomes a little more complicated. His pal Ernie and former compadres on the plant floor tease him about joining management. Georges first test in the new position is to terminate one employee. He must choose either his acerbic line-inspector mother, Benny, or Ernie. Georges hardworking and patient wife, Angie, copes with Bennys constant wisecracks and cares for the couples kids, precocious 9-year-old Max and 13-year-old Carmen, who is dealing with the traumas of being a teenager.