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"Take care of your desk and it will take care of you."
'If you really want that promotion, Barnes, you'll swim back to the boat and get my laptop.'
'We're promoting you to Full Professor, Ferguson -- Here are your elbow patches!:'
'I like you Howitzer. However, 'likeable' isn't a desired quality in promoting people to management.'
'I overheard the farmer say I have a future at McDonalds.'
'You shouldn't have.'
Do I take it you'd be keen on discussing a potential move further?
'He was kicked upstairs and out the window.'
Just how badly do you want this promotion
Tiny Tim gets a promotion.
'He thinks he's the cat's meow ever since he was made department head.'
'I took your advice and told him either I get a promotion or I quit!'
It's not a figure of speech - this is the corporate ladder.
'Good news! The boss called me in - I'm one of his people.'
'You knew this was a dead-end job when you took it. Why after 15 years the sudden interest in moving up the corporate ladder?'
'I can't promote you, Henry. Who would anchor the totem pole that is Yomp and sons?'
'No matter how hard I work, I'll never get higher on the food chain then this?'
'We're promoting you to Full Professor, Ferguson -- Here are your elbow patches!'
'It's not another person, Hartwell -- I'm passing you over for promotion in favor of this potted plant.'
Big desks take time.
Promotion prospects are very good here... If that's true, why are you still in this crummy job?
'Your promotion came through Flashman, you'll now be working in Accounts.'