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"I'm not sure if he's in - hold on while I pike around."
"Mrs. Carstairs will read her blog of the last meeting."
"And then on Friday at two you're scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection."
Tags:secretary, secretaries, pa, pas, personal assistant, personal assistants, administrator, administrators, schedule, schedules, agenda, agendas, death penalty, the death penalty, lethal injection, lethal injections, capital punishment, death row, on death row, death row inmate, prisoner, prisoners, criminal, criminals, inmate, inmates, full schedule, full schedules, death sentence, the death sentence, execution, executions, business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, businessperson
"Ms. Johnson, bring in your steno pad. Also, a new keg."
Tags:dictation, dictating, pa, pas, personal assistant, personal assistants, secretary, secretaries, admin, administrator, administrators, boss, bosses, annoying boss, annoying bosses, steno pad, steno notebook, stenographer pad, diatribe, diatribes, drunken diatribe, drunken diatribes, beer, beers, beer keg, beer kegs, beer tap, beer taps, drinking on the job, tirade, monologue, lecturing
"Forgive the informality—my secretary is on vacation."
Tags:sticky note, sticky notes, reminder, reminders, businessmen, businessman, informal, informality, secretary, secretaries, pa, pas, personal assistant, personal assistants, receptionist, receptionists, admin, administrator, administrators, admin work, absent minded, forgetful, forgetfulness, boss, bosses
"I'll have the Master of Business Administration Lunch."
Tags:mba, mbas, masters, masters of business administration, administration, upper management, management, business lunch, business lunches, lunch, lunches, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, administrator, administrators, masters degree, masters degrees, advanced degree, advanced degrees, set menu, set menus, fancy restaurant, fancy restaurants
"I've scanned the horizon for you, chief. This is it."
"We need to do something about excessive admin. I want you to fill out one of these forms every time you think you're doing some."
Outside the Department of red tape, there are three files containing short forms, long forms and chloroform.
"I put some things on your desk for you to sign, misplace, then say you never saw."
It makes me MAD when people think we've nothing better to do than churn out pointless protocols...
After paying the IT consultants we didn't have enough left for proper laptops!
"Why have you called the new post 'assistant deputy administrative project support?" "Because it sounded better than 'skivvy'."
"I share your concern about excessive spending on administration, in fact, I've taken on some more people to look at the problem!"
'Only one phone call so far, your wife says you forgot to kiss her goodbye when you left the house.'
Tags:messages, message, answerphone messages, for the boss, answerphone message, missed call, meeting, appointments, office work, office, admin, administrator, secretary, secretarial, catch up, work, office, boss, wife, husband, loving, kiss goodbye, kiss, saying goodbye, rushing, rushing off, leaving for work, stay at home, housewife, daily grind, routine, work/life, balance, life/work balance, work-life balance, life-work balance
"We ned to do something about excessive admin...I want you to fill out one of these forms every time you think you're doing some."
"People are ALWAYS moaning about excessive paperwork."
'Live fast - Die young.'
'I was wrong. I didn't think Gibson would make much use of his diploma.'
Tape-to-go: Suppliers of red tape
Tags:administration, red tape, administrator, administrators, aministrations, red-tape, bureaucrat, bureaucrats, bureaucracy, bureaucracies, paper pusher, paper pushers, paper-pusher, paper-pushers, office politics, protocol, protocols, office, office procedures, niche market, niche markets, business opportunity, business opportunities
'Let me tell you why I'm here...'
"I say, why don't we tear up all these targets and just let social workers get on with their jobs!"
"...I thought I was too smart, too idealistic to end up this way, but LOOK at me! I've become an entrenched bureaucrat!"
Tags:bureaucrat, bureaucracy, bureaucrats, bureaucracies, civil servants, civil service, bean counters, paper pusher, paper pushers, government, red tape, administration, administrator, civil servant, bean counter, paper shuffler, paper shufflers, idealist, idealism, entrenched, system, workplace, ambition, ambitions, career, careerism, careers, clerk
"Cutting the budget is easy!...All you need to do is get rid of all that wasteful admin...what do they do!"