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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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"I was an eight, too, until the number crunchers got hold of me."
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'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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"Harper, we'd like you to become the company fall guy. The position comes with a generous severance package."
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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'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!'
"We can still be friends, Roger. I just don't want you to be one of my vice-presidents anymore."
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The Glass Floor
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"He got demoted from human cannonball to human gumball."
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CEO du Jour
"Half the board voted to kick me upstairs, the other half voted to kick me downstairs, so I'm staying put."
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'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.'
"If I see noseprints on your window one more time, it's back to a cubicle."