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"I'm well aware that being dead and buried has weakened my position in the corporation."
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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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"Of course, once you're a scapegoat you long to be dead wood again."
'One more 'howdy pardner' and you're back to being an associate.'
"It's what I like to call an organizational lever."
"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."
"I'm taking you off of the Henderson account and putting you into this steel drum."
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If you rotate the corporate ladder by 90 degrees, you end up with monkey bars.
"Whistleblowers have nothing to fear in this department and if you need proof just ask the caretaker, our former head of services!"
'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."
"When the boss said I was 'really going places' I didn't know she meant I was fired!"
'Well the good news is that we've been accepted onto the banks' panel!'
The Glass Floor
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'I've been demoted to bromances.'
'Ed, I think you're the perfect candidate for our 'Cut In Payroll' program.'
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"...Everyone you meet on the way up, you'll meet again on the way down."
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"In my own country I didn't drive a taxi."
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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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"I miss the good old days when I was the rainmaker."