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"Who's taking my order—the committee of the whole, or is there a liaison for decaf?"
Tags:coffee, getting coffee, coffee shop, coffee shops, customer service, bad customer service, bad service, slow service, lazy, laziness, overstaffed, over-staffed, over complicated, over complication, over-complicated, over-complication, coffee bar, coffee bars, shirk, shirking, work idle, work-idle, impatient, impatience, irritated, irritating, decaf, decaf coffee, modern life, modern times, barista, baristas, red tape, committee, committees, liaison, liaisons, corporate structure, corporate structure s
'You'll learn that our corporate structure is a bit unconventional.'
'Our filing system could perhaps benefit from a little critical analysis.'
'Do you know we spend one-third of our lives asleep in meetings?'
"If I can't find someone else to blame, you're next!"
Tags:humanitarian aid, cartoonathon, humanitarian work, blame, blames, blaming, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, chain of command, underling, underlings, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, upper management, hierarchy, hierarchies, corporate hierarchies, corporate hierarchy, corporate structure, profit, profits, profit margin, profit margins, negative profit, negative profits, decline, declines, recession, recessions, elite, elites, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, blame game, blame games, downturn, economic downturn
"well I'll be - you are the boss of me."
Tags:flow chart, flow charts, flow-chart, flow-charts, office politics, corporate politics, corporate hierarchy, office hierarchy, businessmen, businessman, businesswomen, businesswoman, corporate environment, corporate hierarchies, office hierarchies, office structure, corporate structure, corporate structures, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, managements
"That may be, but if you-know-who loses his protected status we're all out on our butts."
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"Oh no, not someone else with a mission statement."
Tags:moses, mount sinai, ten commandments, 10 commandments, decalogue, exodus, mission statement, strategic planning, mission statements, old testament, bible, bible story, bible stories, fraud, frauds, fraudulent, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, office, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate structure, corporation, corporations, wise man, wise men, restructure, restructures, restructuring, big idea, idea man, idea men, ideas man, ideas men
"O.K., if you put it that way."
Tags:fist, iron fist, iron fists, boss, bosses, authority, authorities, exerting authority, fists, dictator, dictators, dictatorship, dictatorships, threat, threats, reign of terror, ruler, rulers, ruling, ruling class, ruling classes, chain of command, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, powerless, powerlessness, corporate culture, demanding, negotiate, negotiates, negotiation, negotiations, corporate structure, office drone, office drones, office worker, office workers, white collar job, white collar jobs
"Now this chart should clear up any confusion you have with the report."
Tags:business report, business reports, presentation, presentations, presentation skill, presentation skills, graph, graphs, chart, charts, confusion, confusing, merger, mergers, business merger, business mergers, boardroom, boardrooms, corporate structure, office structure, corporate politics, office politics
"I hope this makes it clearer?"
The Powers That Be... The Powers That Want to Be... The Powers That Enjoy Watching the Other Two Drive Each Other Nuts...
Tags:office job, office jobs, workplaces, corporate structure, corporate culture, power struggles, power-struggle, power-struggles, workplace, power, powers, corporation, corporate, corporate ladder, power struggle, conflict, rival, rivals, rivalry, rivalries, hierarchy, leader, leaders, leadership, one-upmanship, maneuver, out-manoeuvre, out manoeuvre, office politics
Who's In Charge Here?
Tags:corporate ladder, business ladder, corporate culture, business culture, office politics, corporate structure, corporate structures, office structure, office structures, office job, office jobs, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, managements, leadership, leadership skill, leadership skills, leaders, leader, leaderships
'Our management structure may be a bit of an anachronism.'
"Here's your problem."
"Work with us, we're trying to screw you."
Tags:boss, bosses, manager, managers, exec, execs, employer, employers, employee, employees, corporate, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, work with us, trying to help you, trying to screw you, sue, suing, corporate structure, coworker, coworkers, colleague, colleagues, competitive environment, hostile work enviornment
"We have finally achieved simplicity in our corporate organization."
"My next song goes out to all those staffers who worry about job status in light of the recent reorg. It's called 'Somehow We'll Manage'."
YOU ARE HERE
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"The flow chart indicates some jostling of position downstairs."
'Welcome aboard, Mr.Olsen. I want to tell you about how this company works.'
Very Early in the Reorganization.
'I learned a lot from eating here today. First of all, the chicken cordon bleu is dreadful.'
Sawing a job out from under him.