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"I hate 'Bottom feeder'. I much prefer 'opportunist'."
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"We had originally planned to bring you along slowly, harper, but instead we're going to fire you."
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"With the bump in salary comes a lot more responsibility and my choice of three new stress related illnesses."
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"I understand you see yourself in legal, but we see you as a large cuddly stuffed toy."
Tags:dino, dinos, dinosaur, dinosaurs, career ladder, the career ladder, career progression, stuffed toy, stuffed toys, stuffies, legal, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, hopes and dream, ambition, ambitious, ambitions, aspiration, aspiration, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, legal profession, the legal profession, paralegal, paralegals, legal assistant, legal assistants, patronise, patronising, patronize, patronizing
"I've got an office and I've got a window, but I wouldn't say I've got a window office."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, office job, office jobs, office work, office space, office size, window, windows, windowless office, windowless offices, rat race, the rat race, career ladder, career ladders, the career ladder, personal office, personal offices, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, the american dream, aspiring, ambition, ambitions, ambitious
"I started out fetching."
Tags:humble beginning, humble beginnings, unprivileged, dog, dogs, puppy, puppies, pet, pets, pet dog, pet dogs, dog owner, dog owners, fetch, fetching, playing fetch, executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, starting at the bottom, working you way up, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, career ladder, the career ladder, ceo, ceos
"You're welcome to follow me, but no drafting."
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Office Pool of Paperwork.
Tags:paperwork, paper, papers, letter, letters, drown, drowning, pool, pools, lifeguard, lifeguards, life guard, life guards, swim, swimming, paper work, job, jobs, job ladder, career ladder, swimming pool, swimming pools, cubicle, cubicles, offices, employees, worker, employee, workers, employees, comparison, compare
"I like to think of myself as a nice guy. Naturally, sometimes you have to step on a few faces."
Tags:ignorance, ignorant, stupid, stupidity, management, upper management, class, class divide, modern america, oligarchy, corporate, corporation, corporations, lay-off, lay-offs, lay off, lay offs, office drone, office drones, big boss, boss, bosses, manager, managers, exec, execs, executive, executives, ladder, career ladder, hypocritical, hypocrite, manager, managers, pithy, play on words, word play, word-play, reversal, ego, egoism
"I think we're wasting your talents in accounting."
Tags:super hero, super heroes, superhero, superheroes, super, supers, hero, heroes, super power, super powers, accounting, accountancy, accountant, accountants, talented, talents, wasted talent, wasted talents, promotion, promotions, career ladder, the career ladder, career advancement, bring job, boring jobs
"I have personal standards,ethics,and pride, but I want to know which way the corporate wind is blowing."
Tags:business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, flag pole, flag poles, businessperson, flag, falgs, wind, the wind, wind direction, corporate wind, the corporation wind, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, corporate ladder, the corporate ladder, career ladder, career ladders, no shame, personal standards
"We start out as bottom fish and just seem to stay here."
"You'll go far in this organization, Taylor, unless I manage to stop you."
Tags:career ladder, career ladders, climb, climbs, climbing, ladder climber, ladder climbers, ambitious, ambition, ambitions, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, hierarchy, hierarchies, stop, stops, stopping, career killer, career killers, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, executive, executives, jealous, jealousy, employee, employees, usurp, overtake, overtakes, overtaking, scheme, schemes, scheming
'Cheer up! In 30 years time you could be sitting in my chair.'
'It's nothing personal. It's just that going after your job is in my job description.'
"Blind loyalty, Gilliford, by God, that's a trait I like to see in a young man."
Tags:yes man, yes men, kiss butt, kissing butt, kiss up, kisses up, kissing up, loyal, loyalty, blind loyalty, suck up, sucks up, sucking up, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, ambitiousness, trait, traits, career ladder, career ladders, careerist, careerists, careerism, intern, interns, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, boss, bosses, dishonest, dishonesty, corporate, corporate mentality, promote, promotes, promoting, promotion
"There'll be some opportunities to get into management."
Tags:devil, devils, satan, hell, the after life, punishment, punishments, sinner, sinners, demon, demons, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, eternal damnation, manager, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, bosses, career ladder, the career ladders, climbing the ladder, management, management roles
'An MBA from Harvard is quite impressive. But you'll still have to start off at the bottom here. You start serving coffee in the cafeteria on Monday.'
"Mrs. Crenshaw, please bring up a picture of a family for my desk.'"
Tags:desk job, desk ornament, desk ornaments, desk, desk jobs, office jobs, ceo, corporate culture, family photos, career ambitions, family sacrifices, personal sacrifices, career ladder, lonely, loneliness, lonely at the top, secretary, secretaries, boss, bosses, work-life balance, work/life balance, workaholic, workaholics
Man climbs a ladder only to find the word HELP.
'Remember...if at first you don't succeed, hire a scapegoat and move on.'
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"It's an entry-level position, but I was assured it would just be for a few years."
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, intern, interns, internship, internships, shepherd, shepherds, sheep, career ladder, the career ladder, career goal, career goals, rat race, the rat race, young hopeful, young hopefuls, starting out, entry level, entry-level, farmer, farmers
"You call that high, Mr Raskin?"
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' Well, it looks like Henderson is missing, as is half the sales department! I think you're going to move up fast in this company kid!!'