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"And you can rest assured that your problem is being ignored at the very highest levels."
Tags:men, problems, office, hierarchy, ignore, ignores, ignoring, ignored, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate hierarchy, corporate culture, underling, underlings, office drone, office drones, corporate drone, corporate drones, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, office executive, office executives, mankoff
Tags:intelligent design, religion, science, evolution, nature, darwin, creationism, creationist, creationists, evolve, evolves, evolving, teleology, teleological, linear progression, linear progressions, progression, progressions, businessman, businessmen, corporate drone, corporate drones, emasculates, emasculating, mankoff
"Sorry -- I wasn't listening to what you were saying. I was too busy leading."
Tags:humanitarian aid, cartoonathon, humanitarian work, leader, leaders, leading, leadership, leaderships, manager, managers, managing, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive, chief executives, upper management, useless, uselessness, pay attention, paying attention, drift off, drifts off, drifting off, boardroom, boardrooms, meeting, meetings, endless meeting, endless meetings, team leader, team leaders, teamwork, attention span, attention spans, corporate ladder, corporate culture, chain of command, corporate drone, corporate drones
"Why, Ferber, I'm surprised to find you away from your desk."
"You've been in harness for twenty seven years, Hargraves, and now we'd like to shoot you."
Tags:retirement, forced retirement, fire, fired, firing, firings, layoff, layoffs, lay-off, lay-offs, laid off, mass lay offs, put out to pasture, shoot, shoots, killing, killings, execution, executions, mercy killing, mercy killings, livestock, corporate culture, horse, horses, harness, harnesses, heartless, merciless, manager, managers, executive, executives, corporate drone, office drone, white collar job, white collar jobs
"Well, Elaine, it looks as though we're not on the same page when it comes to the fidelity issue."
Tags:marriage, fidelity, corporatespeak, corporate speak, corporatese, careful language, polite, boss, bosses, manager, managers, fidelity, infidelity, corporate drone, corporate drones, on the same page, not on the same page, get on the same page, getting on the same page, cheater, cheaters, calm reaction, calm reactions, reaction, reactions, mankoff
"Stan, I'm afraid we have to let you go. You're just not carrying your weight."
Tags:human resources, human resources department, human resources departments, carry your weight, carrying your weight, ant, ants, ant colony, ant colonies, corporate drone, corporate drones, fire, fires, fired, firing, sack, sacks, sacking, sacked, layoff, layoffs, entomologist, entomologists, entomology, let go, carry, carries, carried
Extreme Coworking Space
Tags:extreme, extremes, small, tiny, cubicle, cubicles, office, offices, office worker, office workers, corporate drone, corporate drones, impersonal, employee, employees, employee satisfaction, cut costs, cuts costs, cutting costs, corporate culture, corporate ladder, coworker, coworkers, colleague, colleagues, personal space, share, shared, shared office, shared offices, partnership, partnerships, overcrowded, crowded, crowding
"Today's meeting is about meeting to plan a meeting to arrange a meeting about managing our meetings."
Tags:meeting, meetings, work meeting, work meetings, mandatory meeting, mandatory meetings, meetings about meetings, office environment, office environments, office culture, workplace, workplace culture, corporate culture, pushing papers, pushing paper, corporate drone, corporate drones, business meeting, business meetings, dry, boring, dull, monotonous
"Pendleton, as of noon today your services will no longer be required. Meanwhile, keep up the good work."
Tags:business, personnel, executives, management, psychology, failure, downsizing, firing, economy, money, financial, downsize, downsizes, restructure, restructures, restructuring, firings, layoff, layoffs, mass layoff, mass layoffs, worker, workers, corporate culture, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, employee, employees, corporate drone, corporate drones, mankoff
'Working from home again, Jerry?'
Tags:workaholics, overworked, worker drones, corporate drone, cubicle workers, burning the midnight oil, work from home, office work, coworkers, co-workers, dead end jobs, deadend jobs, workaholic, home office, home offices, office cubicles, work-life balance, life-work balance, work/life balance, life/work balance
"We could have changed course, but it's against the rules..."
Tags:titanic, sinking ship, sunken ship, shipwreck, shipwrecked, shipwrecks, hit an iceberg, iceberg, change course, changed course, changing course, avoiding disaster, avoid disaster, corporate culture, corporate rules, pendant, pedantry, mindless, thoughtless, corporate drone, corporate drones, against the rules, rules, rule, stupid rule, rule follower, following rules, mindlessly following rules
"Beats working in a cubicle."
Tags:office worker, office workers, office cubicles, office cubicle, pod, pods, working environment, work environment, ergonomics, staff morale, employee, employees, optimist, office design, office layout, increasing productivity, computer is, workstation, corporation, nerds, telemarketing, 9-5, corporate drone
"We don't have a gym, but you'll get plenty of exercise trying to find your cubicle."
Nearly human and already bored.
"This might work, but management will never approve it..."
Tags:trojan horse, trojan horses, management, manager, managers, managing, approve, approves, approving, approval, white collar, white collar job, corporate drone, corporate drones, think outside the box, thinking outside the box, idea, ideas, inspiration, creative, creativity, trojan war, rubber stamp, rubber stamps, executive, executives
"What do you think of the new cubicles?"
"But, Dear, the company requires this for employees who work from home."
Tags:work from home, works from home, working from home, home office, home offices, cubicle, cubicles, business regulation, business regulations, requirement, requirements, nuisance, nuisances, indignity, indignities, corporate culture, office culture, drone, drones, corporate drone, corporate drones
Worker escapes his cubicle by climbing a beanstalk.
"Wohoo! Grunzman, you lucky devil! You're the 100th worker to get fired this year!"
"Forget it. In this company you will starve to death."
Tags:zombie, zombies, monster, monsters, halloween, halloweens, brain, brain drain, brain drains, brain power, brain powers, brain-power, brain-powers, intelligence, iq, iqs, undead, corpse, corpses, starvation, starving, office drone, office drones, corporate drone, corporate drones, brain dead, horror film, horror films, horror movie, horror movies
"Since we became a paperless workplace, it's harder to keep track of how much work Ziegler is actually doing!"
Tags:paperless office, paperless offices, corporate overlord, corporate overlords, boss, bosses, monitor, monitors, monitoring, looking over your shoulder, looks over your shoulder, paperless, going paperless, office worker, office workers, corporate drone, corporate drones, keep track, keeps track, keeping track, employee monitoring, employee monitors, push papers, pushing papers
"They all say pretty much the same thing, 'We need a smaller suggestion box.'"
"The trouble with having a job is that it kills your ambition."
"I guess how this works is the light comes on and I use the phone to sell some software and I get a food pellet and not get shocked."