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"It's what I like to call an organizational lever."
'Well the good news is that we've been accepted onto the banks' panel!'
The Glass Floor
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"...Everyone you meet on the way up, you'll meet again on the way down."
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"If I see noseprints on your window one more time, it's back to a cubicle."
'Due to the recent 'fire' incident, you'll no longer be carrying the torch for this company.'
When a Chairman loses his job.
'You said you wanted more responsibilities. Well, we agree...'
"Ever since they declared him a dwarf planet, Pluto has been, well -- GRUMPY."
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'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!'
"It has come to my attention that you are living below your means. So, I've decided to give you a pay cut!"
'We've been demoted from the middle class.'
"Remember, Crookshank, less is more. Which brings us to your salary."
Tags:less is more, salary, salaries, wage, wages, income, incomes, demotion, demotions, demoted, demote, demotes, demoting, corporate politics, office politics, downsize, downsizing, downsized, downsizes, salary reduction, wage reduction, wage reductions, salary reductions, cutback, cutbacks, cutting back
"What do you mean, you're downsizing me way, way down?"
'I was demoted and they're making me wear this hair shirt.'
'Let me guess - you lost a fight against a young challenger who has now replaced you as the company's alpha male!'
'Then one day, my power suit came unplugged.'
'Oh, this is much worst than being out of the loop. They've photoshopped me out of the annual report!'
'Did you hear about Pluto? - He got demoted to 'dwarf planet' for noncompliance.'
Consultants make the most of their new bottom-feeder status in the evolving NHS
'Your job hasn't been downsized... it's capsized.'
'You'll be over here... try to think of it as a lateral promotion...'