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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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"Actually, Harper, we don't see you as a partner. You've been cast in more of character role."
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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."
The guy who got in on the ground floor
"I'm taking you off of the Henderson account and putting you into this steel drum."
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"Oh, just walking around hoping to be taken seriously."
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!"
"When the boss said I was 'really going places' I didn't know she meant I was fired!"
"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 have you in mind for our Calcutta office, Dixon. Think you could pull a rickshaw?"
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The Glass Floor
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'I've been demoted to bromances.'
"He got demoted from human cannonball to human gumball."
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'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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