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Dave began to question the new secretary's competency when he found her using rubber gloves to avoid computer viruses.
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"I see myself rising through the ranks of the organization until midlife, when I will most likely hit a wall and go screaming through the door."
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"I think you'll find I'm hard working, tech-savvy, and should the need arise, willing to wear a wire."
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'Remember the hierarchy of competence - see one, do one, teach one, become a regulator.'
'I'm sorry, but you have a very impressive resume, and at this company, we find competence threatening.'
"I ask you, your honor. Does my client appear competent to stand trial?"
'What's the minimal level of competence around here?'
"They're worried that the most difficult jobs will be filled by the least competent..." HOUSE OF COMMONS
'You mean you want good communication and competent service?'
"And you can assure me that you're right in the head now?"
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"Mrs. HIggins, which button do I push to make a smiley face?"
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"If anyone can balance a career with motherhood and state-sponsored terrorism, it's Jeannie."
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"You two change seats. The pattern here is competent, incompetent, competent, incompetent..."
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Businessman with multiple diplomas - "Do you think you can buy me some competencies too, Dad?"
'He's competent in every regard, except to stand trial.'
"And if you press that one, someone will come in and tell you what a good job you're doing,"
"We only employ first class salesmen because we produce inferior products?"
"You're our most ineffective employee, we're moving you to where you can do the least damage."
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'Always remember that the most competent person is the person who can hide his incompetence best.'
'Today a stupid customer was, like 'Are you competent?' and I was like, 'Hey, I've been vaccinated and havent't called in sick for years!''
'How well you did it will determine whether it's 'as good as done', Father.'
'You're my best employee. You're punctual, ambitious and precise. The problem is ... it scares the devil out of my other employees.'