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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.
"Actually, we all think you're doing a pretty good job. We just feel it would be more fun to have a celebrity for C.E.O."
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"Oh , I still make good money, but I use to make sexy money."
"Actually, Harper, we don't see you as a partner. You've been cast in more of character role."
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"I was an eight, too, until the number crunchers got hold of me."
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"Am I really off the prezzo account or are you just huffing and puffing?"
'One more 'howdy pardner' and you're back to being an associate.'
"It's what I like to call an organizational lever."
"I just want you to know, Mr. Blenner, that, like Mike Ovitz, I don't mind being Number Two."
"We're moving you to a cubicle."
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"You've been very bad, so we're sending you back to New York."
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"Harper, we'd like you to become the company fall guy. The position comes with a generous severance package."
The guy who got in on the ground floor
Pluto Downgraded to Dwarf Planet Status
"I'm taking you off of the Henderson account and putting you into this steel drum."
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"It's better to be a big person in a little space than a little person in a big space."
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"Oh, just walking around hoping to be taken seriously."
'hello dear, I just got my new office and i think they're trying to tell me something.'
"Murray's the guy you replaced. He's decided to fight to get his job back."
'Well the good news is that we've been accepted onto the banks' panel!'
"After that ridiculous presentation, I'm replacing your applause sign with a laugh track."
"We can still be friends, Roger. I just don't want you to be one of my vice-presidents anymore."
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