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"I hate going into a staff meeting without a clear exit strategy."
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"Listen to everybody's opinions? Please, we're not that desperate."
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'Somehow, with the world the way it is, calling a conference room where we decide whether our logo should be square or rectangular 'the war room' seems a tad. . .'
'This is just like middle school, except here, they have a dedicated room to demoralise you.'
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"I certainly hope you're not going to give me any trouble!"
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"Everybody gets a raise."
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"Ergonomic for you, maybe."
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"When you don't bring much to the table, you compensate by what you wear."
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"Did Hopkins send an unmanned drone again?"
'Yeah, but they sure make negotiations go faster.'
"Before we begin this family meeting, how about we go around and say our names and a little something about ourselves."
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High Noon at the O.K. Staff Meeting
"And so as a hedge against this trend, the directors have decided to invest heavily in red ink."
"This is our chance to grab all the left over pastries in the conference room."
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"I make it a point to hire people smarter than me."
"It's a memo from the legal department reminding us to (heh-heh), 'keep our noses clean'."
"Fenwick asks the questions other executive staff won't dare."
'...or is that too Microsoft?'
'...Any ideas for a product?'
'Let the minutes show that Fenwick brought up the subject of corporate ethics.'
'Mr. Bigmeister says you may come in, but only if you promise to respect the present hierarchy of dominance.'
'She doesn't have any real power?just influence.'
'Did I put on pantyhose for this?'
'The lab has come up with a neat solution to our staffing problem. These are junior executives in the larval stage.'
'What do you say, gentlemen - ready for some girltalk?'