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'Even though you're the client, it's my duty to tell you you're wrong. . . Ok then. Speak slowly so I can write down your every whim.'
"Don't listen to her - she's a control freak. Now, let me tell you what you're gonna do."
Tags:executives, control freaks, control freak, listen, psychology, ego, arrogance, relationships, arrogant, sexist, casual sexism, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, dismissal, dismissals, businessman, businessmen, business culture, sexist culture, sexist cultures, feminist, feminists, feminism, mankoff
"Let me guess. You had it up to here with the world of business, so you packed it all in and started your own winery."
Tags:wine, winery, wineries, retire, retires, retiring, retirement, wine lover, wine lovers, wine drinker, wine drinkers, businessman, businessmen, startup, startups, starting up, business culture, business world, world of business, corporate culture, observant, telltale sign, telltale signs, vineyard, vineyards, wine business, wine businesses, liquor, liquor sales, giveaway, giveaways, obvious, observe, observes, observing
"Well, now that we've established that we're all wearing Tommy Hilfiger underwear, can we proceed to the substance of the meeting?"
Tags:designer, designers, designer label, designer labels, fashion designer, fashion designers, underwear, underpants, compare, compares, comparing, comparison, comparisons, divert, diverts, diverting, diversion, diversions, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, drop your pants, drop your trousers, business culture, corporate culture
'We're wondering whether you'd fit into our corporate culture!'
'It's not a question of 'What have you done for me lately', Hargrove - It's 'What can you do for me tomorrow'.'
'F.Y.I., it's called a treadmill workstation, not a stationary rat race.'
“We may as well go home. It’s obvious that this meeting isn’t going to settle anything.”
Tags:caveman, cavemen, cavewoman, cavewomen, cave, caves, stone age, bc, b.c., early humans, cave-dweller, cave-dwellers, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, waste of time, time waster, chaos, chaotic, argument, arguments, disagreement, disagreements, fights, fighting, business culture, business cultures, corporate culture, corporate cultures, businessmen, businessman, manager, managers, training, trainers, training aid, training aids, business presentation, business presentations
"A field anthropologist from the new Museum of American Financial History, sir."
"See? This is why I get the big bucks."
Tags:well-paid, high status, earner, earners, earnings, window, windows, defenestrate, defenestrates, defenestration, toss out, tosses out, tossing out, throw out, throws out, throwing out, window, windows, status, statuses, social status, social status, fired, firing, firings, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, hierarchy, hierarchies, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies, big bucks, wage, wages, high wage, high wages, businessman, businessmen, business culture
'Welcome aboard, Paltrow. Where do you see yourself in the scheme of things?'
"Anybody got any thoughts on how we should acknowledge International Women's Day?"
Tags:international women's day, sexist, misogynist, misogynists, misogyny, secretary, secretaries, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, women's work, endemic sexism, business world, office culture, business culture, corporate culture, unfriendly environment, unfriendly environments, casual sexism, casually sexist, business meeting, business meetings, meeting, meetings, women's day, women's days
"Simple effective communications with users is essential, so we're going to practise drilling down to identify core interpersonal information transfer methodologies to accelerate meaningful dialogue protocols."
Tags:communication, communicate, communicates, jargon, corporate buzzword, corporate buzzwords, buzzword, buzzwords, corporate culture, business culture, effective communication, effective communications, business consultant, business consultants, communication consultant, communication consultants, consultant, consultants, corporatespeak, corporate speak, office culture, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, doublespeak
"I love this work-from-home concept. Now I can fire someone without going to the office."
Inboxes labelled 'drivel' and 'rubbish'
Tags:boss, bosses, ceo, ceos, corporate culture, corporate climate, business culture, business attitude, pointless work, inbox, inboxes, outbox, outboxes, in-box, in-boxes, in box, in boxes, out-box, out-boxes, out box, out boxes, work, work environment, working, working environment, officework, office work
"I'm working my way up the executive ladder."
Tags:starting from the bottom, moving up, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate culture, corporate climate, corporate attitude, corporate attitudes, janitor, janitors, janitorial, janitorials, executive, executives, business culture, business cultures, hard work, hard worker, hard workers, hard working, white collar job, white collar jobs
"I can't stand microwave managers."
Tags:manager, managers, management, micromanger, micromanagers, micromanaging, managing, micro-management, micro-manager, micro-managers, micro manager, micro managers, micro management, break room, breakroom, office manager, office managers, office management, microwave, microwaves, nag, nags, nagging, annoy, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, irritation, irritations, irritate, irritates, irritating, corporate culture, corporate climate, office culture, business culture
"Soooo, which one of us will be the sacrificial lamb THIS week."
Tags:labor, labour, boss, bosses, corporate, corporation, corporations, fire, fired, firing, firings, layoffs, layoff, lay-offs, lay off, lay off, lay offs, let go, laid off, sacrifice, sacrifices, sacrificial lamb, sacrificial lambs, corporate culture, corporate climate, business culture, board room, boardroom, boardrooms, board rooms, boardroom meeting, boardroom meetings, employee, employees, executive meeting, executive meetings
"Sorry, Boss. I guess I wasn't thinking."
Tags:thinking, think, thinker, thinkers, motivational poster, motivational posters, poster, posters, boss, bosses, employee, employees, employer, employers, corporate culture, corporation, corporations, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, business culture, corporate climate, ceo, ceos, thought, thoughts
Angel of money
"Let's do it, let's fall in love."
Tags:language, entertainment, music, lyrics, relationships, modern love, modern times, modern life, modern living, fall in love, falls in love, falling in love, business decision, business decisions, passionless, calculated, calculated decision, calculated decisions, business culture, businessman, businessmen, careerist, careerists, proposal, proposals, unromantic, mankoff
"So how did the rest of the team respond to your promotion?"
'As you're a snivelling little 'Yes Man', Pomeroy, I know I can rely on you for the right answer... People don't think of me as an arrogant, obnoxious, overbearing boss do they?'
"Try not to think of yourself as a cog in a vast and uncaring machine but rather a small but relatively important cost center."
"Building a ninja-attracting business culture is easy. Keeping them focused on equity-based financial analysis? Not so easy."
Tags:ninja, ninjas, ninja-attracting, expert, top shelf, headhunter, headhunters, headhunting, recruits, recruit, recruitment, corporation, business culture, corporate culture, manager, management, human resource, human resources, leader, leadership, leadership skills, employee, employees, employer, employers, focus, work, work habits, motivate, motivation