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'I don't get it...after all the budget cuts to streamline the work force, why aren't we moving faster.'
'Now this is exactly what I was referring to when I talked about 'scope creep'.'
Boss: 'Speak up Smythe, I know you've got an opinion, I told you what it was in my email this morning!'
'Well he certainly does a very thorough risk analysis.'
The Corporate Trust: 'Since we have an agreement of transparency with the feds, I don't need to remind all of you that this meeting never happened.'
'HR says we should be looking for a little fresh blood any idea what they're talking about?'
'But APART from increased profitability, better customer support, enhanced margins, reduced stress and improved staff morale WHAT is the POINT of all this emphasis on increased PRODUCTIVITY?'
'Same here, we have a female C.E.O., too.'
"Well, Margaret, you're the Kelly Ripa of our little group, perhaps you can cheer us all up."
'Our new savings account isn't very popular. There's been no interest in it.'
"We could hire another accountant and secretary, but wouldn't it be fun to have a barista?"
"I know we didn't accomplish anything, but that's what meetings are for."
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"Are you sure he's dead? I thought it was just his Bill Murray routine."
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"Good, we're all agreed. I like it when we're all agreed."
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"The headlock interjects playfulness into the boardroom while still maintaining the corporate hierarchy."
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'Okay, let's bring this meeting to order.'
"Under new business: Peterson, at Hammond Point Beach, reports that a person in the water is flailing about and calling for help. Peterson wants to know what action, if any, he should take."
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"'Season's Greetings' looks O.K. to me. Let's run it by the legal department."
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"Why does it always have to represent something?"
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"Don't sit there. Everyone who's ever sat there has died of boredom."
'This is a very dysfunctional company. No one will talk aboaut about the elephant in the boardroom!'
"Damn it, Farrell, if you're going to blow the whistle, blow it!"
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"Langsford, will you please stop interjecting quotes from Kahlil Gibran?"
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"Before we begin, I'd like to thank Ogg for making this wonderful fire, which, up until now, I had not thought him capable of."
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'...so the Marketing Department suggested I try a slide presentation.'