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"You can have Burnett's old office and Burnett's old desk, but it's not right for you to have Burnett's old number."
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Company Merges/Major Layoffs/We Go Belly Up. . .
"You're fired. Pass it on."
"I still say we're stretched dangerously thing."
"We've decided, Carmichael, to give you back to the community."
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"Careful! That's his firing hand."
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"Hank, when you're finished firing this gentleman I have some rather unfortunate news for you as well."
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Boss: 'Change is good!' Employees: 'Who's getting fired?'
Windows are just for show.
"The dip in sales seems to coincide with the decision to eliminate sales staff."
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"It's simple enough, Langdon, but I'll explain again. To help pay off the debt that we incurred when we bought this company, we've sold some of you into slavery."
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"I'll take one more question, from the reporter in the back reading the job listings."
"Ah, Mr. Conrad, you're right on time."
"Don't forget to torch the place when you leave."
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"Mr. Herman, you made me laugh and you made me cry, but you didn't make me money."
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"What's the matter, Jack, can't you read?"
"We like you, Hatcher, and we like your work, but we've been offered magic beans."
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'My job was replaced by an app. What's more humiliating, it was a free app.'
"Mr. Sherman, you hired our team of management consultants to stremline your enterprise, and that is precisely what we are doing."
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"So I guess it comes down to whether it's you or me, and I guess it's me."
Tags:fat cat, fat cats, overpaid execs, overpaid exec, overpaid executive, overpaid executives, exec, execs, executive, executives, boss, bosses, bad bosses, bonus, bonuses, executive bonuses, executive pay, executive compensation, worker, workers, workers rights, down trodden, pay, pay rise, pay rises, pay raise, pay raises, haves and have-nots, 1%, layoff, layoffs, wealth gap, wealth disparity, pay inequality
"Remember how I said I was happiest when we had nothing?"
'Actually, the entire department was scheduled to be shut down until Bill, our resident genius, saved all our jobs by figuring out a way to get us designated as a protected wetland!'
'Hey, Naomi, remember last week when you said nothing short of a miracle could save MicroTechnoCom from bankruptcy?'
"What a Christmas! First the North Pole melts, then all the elves get laid off."
'Well, sure! When you're sitting inside a dry and cozy cardboard box, it's EASY to be optimistic about the economy!'