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"It's a dead end job. But the cul-de-sac is a nice touch."
"I'm not against public service. I just think I can do more damage in the private sector."
"Eagle Scout is not enough, son - you've got to learn a trade."
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"He retired as an executive, returned as a contractor, became a consultant and now he's a brooding presence."
Tags:career, careers, career path, career paths, career trajectory, career trajectories, career advancement, executive, executives, consultant, consultants, brooding presence, brooding presences, contractor, contractors, office job, office jobs, exec, execs, workaholic, workaholics, work addict, work addicts, work addiction
"When I grow up, I want to be a brilliant TV recapper."
Tags:career path, carer paths, career advancement, career advancements, career, careers, recapper, recappers, re-capper, re-cappers, career goal, career goals, broadcaster, broadcasters, tv announcer, tv announcers, voice over, voiceover, voiceovers, voice-over, voice-overs, ambition, ambitions, ambitious
"I need to leave you and the children and go to Tahiti if I'm ever going to be a truly great accountant."
Tags:divorce, divorces, excuse, excuses, calling, calling, career, careerist, careerism, career advancement, advance your career, advancing your career, menial job, menial jobs, menial task, menial tasks, leave home, leaves home, leaving home, accountant, accountants, accounting, accounting firms, midlife crisis, midlife crises, excuse, excuses, deadbeat, deadbeats, deadbeat dad, deadbeat dads, irresponsible, gaugin, paul gaugin, artist, artists, great artist, great artists, tahiti, numbers guy, numbers guys
"We've been thinking a lot about what we want to do with your life."
"Don't be fooled. This community is very insular and toxic."
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"I think we're wasting your talents in accounting."
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"You are lazy and try to get others to do your work. You have a great future in management."
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"And this next one - is this the kind of racism that advances my career or ends it?"
"Where do you see yourself getting drunk in five years?"
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"Sad but true - my career ladder turned out to be a career footstool."
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'Dear, we're concerned with your college curriculum. How will you pay off your student debt with a liberal arts degree?'
"This is where you end up when you had a humanities major in college....I should have gone with poli-sci!"
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"Opportunity came knocking once, but I missed it. I was expecting a tweet."
"Then I made the leap from skilled labor to unskilled management."
Tags:skilled labor, skilled labour, skilled worker, skilled workers, manager, managers, management, managements, promotion, promotions, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, managerial skill, managerial skills, unskilled worker, unskilled workers, unskilled labour, unskilled labor, career, careers, career advancement, career path, career paths
"And this next one – is this the kind of racism that advances my career or ends it?"
"Leave your personality and hope for the future next door and collect your ID from reception."
"So where do you see yourself in five months?"
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"When I grow up, I want to be a computer-generated image like Max Headroom."
"It's hard to strike just the right balance. I didn't have enough fire in the belly for politics, but I seem to have too much for market research."
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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I chose the one that said, 'Mergers, acquisitions, incredible bonuses.'"
"Have you given any thought at all about where you might like to accrue your student loan debt?"
"Perkins, I didn't get where I am today without taking a few risks."