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"I'm well aware that being dead and buried has weakened my position in the corporation."
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"While you were on vacation, Zooker, a motion was made and seconded to saw five and a half inches off your chair legs."
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Remembers: Elevators can go down as well as up.
"I was an eight, too, until the number crunchers got hold of me."
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"I just want you to know, Mr. Blenner, that, like Mike Ovitz, I don't mind being Number Two."
"You've been very bad, so we're sending you back to New York."
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"I'm taking you off of the Henderson account and putting you into this steel drum."
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"After that ridiculous presentation, I'm replacing your applause sign with a laugh track."
"He got demoted from human cannonball to human gumball."
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'I've been demoted to bromances.'
'No, you weren't demoted, we just created a number of new positions above you.'
''I'm really sorry about this, but having your job was one of his wishes.'
Marvin P. Tisdale is plucked from obscurity and returned there in record time.
"If I see noseprints on your window one more time, it's back to a cubicle."
"Sorry, Bellowes, but you're being replaced. Mr. Jubbo can juggle books and make balloon animals."
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'Due to the recent 'fire' incident, you'll no longer be carrying the torch for this company.'
'You said you wanted more responsibilities. Well, we agree...'
'The good news is I've got a part-time job. The bad news is I started the day with a full-time job.'
"Your're a smart kid, Berenson. How would you like to head our Corporate Dumbing Down Division?"
'I used to think he was one of us, but because of his limited technical skills, I'm demoting him to 'dwarf geek' status.'
'You can use Al's old office. He was kicked upstairs last month!'
"We've decide to use your managerial skills where they're best suited."
"Remember, Crookshank, less is more. Which brings us to your salary."
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'We've been demoted from the middle class.'
'I always said he was on the fast track.'