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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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"I've got an office and I've got a window, but I wouldn't say I've got a window office."
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"No promotion, but I do get to hold the laser pointer at the next meeting."
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"I have personal standards,ethics,and pride, but I want to know which way the corporate wind is blowing."
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"You'll go far in this organization, Taylor, unless I manage to stop you."
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"Blind loyalty, Gilliford, by God, that's a trait I like to see in a young man."
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'It's nothing personal. It's just that going after your job is in my job description.'
'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.'
' 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!!'
"Excuse me, but your blocking my career path."
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"You'll go far here, Birnbach."
Corporate ladders for men and women
"The boss can see you now."
A number of figures walk up stairs.
Your position on the career map.
"The value of careers may go down as well as up."
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"I feel I blend in well with the holes in my career ladder."
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'You're at that awkward age, Danforth, still thinking of promotion.'
'Formerly the cute blonde in the mail room'
'Of course you can make a great career here! Look at me - when I started working, I was just called 'dude'. Now, only 25 years later, they call me 'MISTER dude'!'
Tiny Tim gets a promotion.
'Honey! I got promoted to long sleeves!'
'I want to thank all the little people I downsized on my way up...'
How to get a promotion
'If I believed in aptitude tests I'd still be washing cars in Accrington,.'