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"Look, all I'm asking is that we let market forces bring a greater degree of efficiency into our marriage."
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"We have a new financial model where you don't get paid anything."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, money, salary, salaries, wage, wages, finances, financial model, financial models, cutbacks, pay-cut, pay-cuts, economy, reduction, lowering, saving money, cheap, cheapskate, cheapskates, cutting costs, competitive, modern life
"Owing to cutbacks in our news department, here is Rod Ingram to guess at what happened today in a number of places around the globe."
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'You can't sit like that all the way through the Budget.'
"Why did you think the round-trip tickets were only thirty-nine dollars a pop?"
Tags:vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, break, breaks, travel, traveling, traveler, travelers, travelling, traveller, travellers, trip, trips, tourism, tourist, tourists, beach, beaches, beach scene, beach scenes, beach vacation, beach vacations, beach holiday, beach holidays, ticket, tickets, round-trip, round trip, round-trip ticket, round-trip tickets, round trip ticket, round trip tickets, cheap, frugal, saving money, money, cost, costs, cutting costs, animal, animals, shark, sharks, seaside, seashore, relationship, relationships, relationship issue, relationship problems, couple, couples, married life, marriage, marriages, fight, fights, fighting, argument, argument, arguing, bad choice, bad choices, worst vacation, worst holiday, bad holiday, bad vacation, bad vacations, bad holidays
'I'm afraid the Christmas party has been cancelled on cost grounds...but the good news is that the boss has said you can still come in and photocopy your bottoms!'
'Thanks to our new firefly lamps, we've lowered our power bill by 64 percent!'
'As a part of a cost-cutting experiment all of our safety measures will be replaced with these good luck charms.'
'This is going to be very painful. Here, bite on this stick.'
Budget cutbacks at Spinco bicycle messenger service.
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"And the Lord said, 'They shall gradually, so as not to cause unemployment, beat their swords into plowshares.'"
Tags:defense budget, defense budgets, military budget, military budgets, budget cut, budget cuts, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, military industry, military industrial complex, military industrial complexes, unemployment, unemployment rate, unemployment rates, cut, cuts, cutting, cut costs, cuts costs, cutting costs, slash the budget, slashes the budget, slashing the budget, religious right, clergy, clergyman, clergymen, preach, preaches, preaching, bible story, bible stories
The bonus is performance based. You lost lots, which resulted in big bailout. Way to go.
'Your health and pension benefits will remain intact, but we have eliminated your salary.'
'The risk-benefit analysis says no, the cost-benefit analysis says maybe, and the gut feeling says 'Go for it'!'
'The government announced that to reduce the budget deficit, it will move the decimal two points to the left.'
The Oxymoron Club - Oxymoron of the day - Deficit Spending.
"I know we have to cut costs, but is bringing only one of each a good idea?"
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'Hey, great! I can't wait to see how my Enron, AIG and GM stocks are doing.'
'I wonder how the economy is doing.'
'I see we went with the lowest bidder for an aerial photo contract.'
Thrift: bathe fully dressed and wash your clothes at the same time
"This year, we just decided to give money to ourselves."
Tags:christmas, xmas, yule, noel, shopping, christmas shopping, shopper, shoppers, money, finances, personal finances, gift, gifts, present, presents, gift-giving, exchanging gifts, exchanging presents, holiday, holidays, consumerism, commercialisation, commercialization, retail, frugal, cheap, saving money, cutting costs
Business News: Economic Growth Indicators are Up, Led By Car Repairs, Divorce Costs, Open Heart Surgeries and Toxic Waste Cleanups.
'Cutting fourth-quarter operating costs by eating venison was brilliant. Of course, now we've got a bigger problem.'
"We've managed to outsource training to a company that will say 'yes sir,no sir' for 20% less."