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"I have my pants put on one leg at a time."
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'True, money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cognac, fine cigars and the company of beautiful women, and these make me very happy indeed.'
"...Staff just don't understand the competing demands we have for that money..."
"I've just come back from a break in Tuscany...I was surrounded by the beauty of nature in the raw...it really made me question what I was doing with my life. I've got the money, the big car and grand house, but is that really enough? Isn't there more?"
Estate Agents: Executive Homes
"Local authorities are always whining on about the cost of 'affordable' housing..."
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'If being a CEO was easy, everybody would be doing it.'
'Yes, I know you booked your day-off over six months ago Miss Wright - but how was I supposed to know then that I'd be taking my yacht out tomorrow? They've only just forecast the perfect sailing weather!'
Oliver Twist as re-imagined in the modern boardroom.
"Four hours study and the poor love still can't decide which luxury saloon to buy for himself."
"....at one stage I thought I might have to give up my golf club membership!"
'There are articles all over the press about how stress can kill you!'
"How do you like being on the board of directors, Wilkins?"
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'Things are beginning to pick up...But there won't be a rerun of the excesses of the past...'
'It's all very well for people to whine about us letting these secretaries go...But it's unavoidable, no business can afford waste these days, savings had to made and there was nowhere else to turn!'
'I mean you have to PAY for goo legal services, how could we charge less?...'
Utility Companies Managers.
'I flew 'tourist' . . . and the hotel didn't even have a concierge service!'
'Poor guys never even had a hot tub in his office before.'
'Have you seen the ruddy margins the Chinese expect us to take up for this work?'
'Things ARE beginning to pick up, turnover and profits are climbing...But there won't be a return to the excesses of the PAST...'
'How could anyone think that their firm was going to just pay out for all their expenses? Where do you get an idea like that?
Will Work for a Reduced Bonus
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Office Supply - Man leaves with golf clubs.
"I once tried living the simple life, but I found it just too darn complicated."
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