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'You're a credit to this firm, Miss Button and through no fault of your own you're also a liability.'
"We offer competitive pay, good benefits and an attractive severance package."
'You should check your e-mail more often. I fired you three weeks ago.'
'Do you want a salary or benefits?'
'It's hard to get good people, and even harder to keep them.'
'I'd like you to go work for our competition. It's the only way I know to bring them to their knees.'
'Tell me about yourself. If I stay awake, you've got the job.'
'The alpha male decided I need to go find another herd.'
'We're not looking for someone who wants to run with the wolves. We're looking for someone who wants to run over them.'
'It's not you I have a problem with, Felton ? it's your mother.'
'We don't discriminate per se - we just don't hire Lyle Lovett lookalikes.'
'Your performance rating is terrible, Fenwick, but I like your looks.'
'In the computer simulation he said he admired my candor and gave me a raise.'
'I was thinking that I want to fire all of my employees and shift our manufacturing operations to Costa Rica.'
'Bad news, I'm afraid. I've been sacked, all bar an investigatory hearing, written notice of a disciplinary hearing, a latter appeal and possible tribunal.'
'We've been sacked!' (Employment tribunal)
"I want that employee motivation study by Friday or you're sacked."
"Looks like they're going to move me."
"My nephew is coming to work for me, Newton, and I'm starting him at the bottom. He'll be in charge of your department."
It's because you've given us the best years of your life, Potter - that's why we're letting you go.
"How long have you been with the company, Sidney - not counting tomorrow?"
"Surely, you remember who your last employer was?"
"I'm glad I asked you to write a mission statement, Timpson - you're fired."
"Sorry to let you go, Myers, but you've been right too many times."
'Hiring is alright but for a real kick you can't beat firing.'