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"Luck, son, is when preparation meets nepotism."
"Actually, Tommy, we're just about full-blooded management, except for your grandfather on your mom's side, who was one-quarter labor."
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An executioner practices beheading with his son on a tee-ball.
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"Someday, son, all this will be yours."
'This is a very dysfunctional company. No one will talk aboaut about the elephant in the boardroom!'
"Someday, son, all this will belong to Bill Gates."
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"Hockersmith & Associates. May we help you?"
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'My nephew needed a job, and this is his only skill.'
"We frown on nepotism."
"One day, son, all this will be....Never mind."
"Someday, son, all of yours will be this."
'Some day, son, all of this will be your ex-wife's.'
"Here at the company, we're just like a family. . . highly dysfunctional yet in complete denial."
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"One day, this will all be yours. But right now, I need you down in the warehouse."
'Don't worry, Dad. I'm going to turn this company around 360 degrees!'
'This company is one big happy family.' - 'Yes, she's given all the best jobs to her relatives.'
"So what makes you think you're the right person for this post?" "Well, I'm highly motivated, outgoing and independently minded. Isn't that right, Dad?"
"Everything I have, son, I have because your grandfather left it to me. I see now that that was a bad thing."
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'One day all this will be yours... thank god!'
"Let's face it, Dad. If you really thought I was my own man, you'd give me a raise in my allowance."
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Mom & Pop General Store - Going Out of Business Slowly But Surely
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Kriten, Kriten and Kriten Enterprises.
'We were very impressed by your resume. Especially the part where you mention that your grandfather is our CEO.'
'I'm sorry. The CEO can't come to the phone right now. He's entertaining some prospective clients over lunch.'
'One day, this will all be your fault.'