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A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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Try not to think of yourself as a cog in a vast and uncaring machine...but rather as a small but relatively important cost center.
"The only solution I can see is to hold a series of long and costly hearings in order to put off finding a solution."
'Place good ideas management can take credit for here.'
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'Don't think of yourself as an insignificant cog in a VAST uncaring bureaucratic machine, but rather as a quite important cost center!'
'Whoa...let's not get ahead of ourselves here, Al...'
Clockwork Revolving Door
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'I used to be considered a cog in their wheel but now I'm thought of as a glitch in their computer software.'
Man checks the gears in his chest.
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"You are now chief officer in charge of our Open-Door Communications and Transparency Initiative. Youâ��re a doorstop."
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'Just when I thought we might become competitive they launch this vertical integration strategy.'
'I've heard they don't do well outside captivity.'
"I was a cog in the machine for thirty years, and then it went solid-state!"
Repairing the Sundial's clockwork
'When I said you were a vital cog, I meant CLOG.'
Wanted: Cog in the Corporate Machine.
Another nameless cog in the corporate machine.
'Somebody's got to be kidding,'
Desk sign reads: 'Just a cog in the wheel.'
'Oh, here comes trouble - spanner enters workplace full of cogs!'
'Herbert is an important cog in the machinery of my marriage.'
Cheer up. You're not just a cog in our machine. You're a microswitch in our computers.
'I hate daylight saving time!'