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"Good news, Connors. I'm elevating you to crony."
"I'm sorry, Ms. Farkas can't see you right now. Can you come back when you're more important?"
"And that's when he realized he wasn't on the partner track at all!"
Tags:equity partners, equity partner, partner track, partner tracks, office politics, corporate ladder, business ladder, promotional ladder, promotional ladders, business ladders, businessmen, businessman, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, horror story, horror stories, scary story, scary stories, campfire, campfires, law firm, law firms, partner, partners, career plan, career plans, career path, career paths
"Yes, social media's a great way to express your opinions - shame you feel 'ignored and unappreciated by an aloof, faceless boss' - but that's because I haven't a clue who you are or what you do around here!"
Tags:social media, working environment, work environment, employee satisfaction, worker satisfaction, corporate environment, corporate environments, working environments, opinion, opinions, social network, social networks, social networking, corporate ladder, business ladder, business ladders, corporate ladders
'Ah, Gripes, you want to discuss a raise with me, eh? Come in, sit down, make yourself comfortable!'
"We're all numbers here, but I'm number 1."
"I don't know why people go on about the problem of 'stress'."
Tags:delegation, delegations, stress, stressful, stressfulness, stressful job, stressful jobs, work environment, work environments, working environment, working environments, stressed, stressed out, workload, workloads, work ethic, overwork, overworked, overworking, overworks, office politics, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, business ladder, business ladders, manager, managers, management, managements
"I'll cut to the chase, Wiggins. I'm hearing rumors that you have a bigger chair than me."
Tags:subordinate, subordinates, office politics, status symbol, status symbols, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, business ladder, business ladders, corporate culture, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, dominance, power play, power plays, power-play, power-plays, office hierarchy, office hierarchies
'This is the latest management structure...It'll help you see where you fit in...'
'Put the hours in, keep your nose to the grindstone and in 50 years you could be sitting in my seat.'
"Penny for your thoughts, Jenkins? I'd sell you mine but you couldn't afford them."
Tags:businessmen, businessman, office politics, corporate politics, corporate ladder, business ladders, ceos, chief executive, chief executives, chief exec, chief execs, corporate, boss, bosses, ceo, wealth, wealth gap, income gaps, income inequality, workers, office work, office workers, desk job, salary, salaries, fat cat, fat rat
'You know, I keep thinking that someday they'll move me up in this company, but I have my doubts.'
Tags:elephant, elephants, circus, circuses, circus animal, circus animals, entertainer, entertainers, promotion, promotions, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, business ladder, business ladders, office politics, circus act, circus acts, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, glass ceiling, glass ceilings
"That's the OLD drill, Pete. In the new one, I throw the ball and YOU fetch!"
'I must confess I admire people like you...Executives brave enough to say 'No I need a holiday.' I don't care if my clients look elsewhere, I'm not going to sacrifice my leisure time to climb the slippery pole to the very top...'
'Spending £3 million on a cruise ship for the conference wasn't just an indulgence!'
'There's no hiding from the figures, women still aren't getting a fair crack at partnerships.'
'I'm still very important aren't I?'
'I missed out on the partnership round again...'
'Law firm leadership is in a state of flux!'
"How can you have a meteoric rise to the top in a one-story building?"
Tags:promotion, promotions, promoted, promote, promoting, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies, hierarchy, hierarchies, business ladder, business ladders, top floor, ceo, ceos, chief executive, chief executives, chief exec, chief execs, office block, office blocks, career, careers, advancement, advancements
"You said you wanted more responsibility around here. I agree. Empty this."
Tags:delegation, delegations, delegating, delegate, delegates, delegated, responsibility, responsibilities, promotion, promotions, promoted, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, business ladder, business ladders, office politics, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, managements, meaningless task, meaningless tasks
"Sorry, we don't allow new staff to use the Bathroom. I hear the gas station down the street has an adequate facility."
Tags:bathroom perk, bathroom perks, bathroom, bathrooms, restroom, restrooms, restroom perk, restroom perks, job perk, job perks, job benefit, job benefits, toilet, toilets, new job, new jobs, employee, employees, perk, perks, privilege, privileges, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, business ladder, business ladders, office politics
"Every time we need our no-show guy, he's not here."
'I'm sorry, but Mr. Pipperingly can't be disturbed right now. He's resting on his laurels.'
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