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"Hey, can I call you right back in two weeks?"
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"We're ready to begin the next phase of keeping things exactly the way they are."
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"Security? There's a goddam tree in my office."
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"You've got pussyfooting from 10 to 11, shilly-shallying until 12, then hemming and hawing the rest of the afternoon."
Today's Buzz word...
'Ms. Woods, bring me something that will put me in the mood to delegate work to others...'
'Bad news sir, we've discovered a bigger fish in our pond.'
"Peter's Joint Head of Communications."
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"I know you're not a quitter, Pete - in fact, that's the main reason I have no choice but to fire you."
Tags:laid off, laid-off, fired, fire, pink-slip, pink slip, unemployed, unemployment, quit, quitting, redundant, redundancy, made redundant, business, corporate, productivity, productive, hr, human resources, h.r, h r, inept, ineptitude, idiocy, idiot, try hard, good attempt, not good enough, bungling, bumbling, incompetent, incompetence, efficiencies, efficiency, efficient, boss, bosses, horrible bosses, management, manager, managerial, lay-offs, perseverance, persevere
'I'm promoting you to project coordinator because you seem to have an overall view of things.'
'You're asking for money? Now you're really pushing it.'
'Why hide it. I do this for me.'
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"As my CV says, my approach to project management is of course "the carrot or the stick"..."
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'Heads, we downsize. Tails, we reward our incompetent management with big bonuses.'
When Managers have a Four Seasons pizza.
They had no idea what they were doing, but it didn't matter...
The Ladder of Success!
"The buck stops next door"
R Symes - CEO - 25 years without a single indictment.
'Ms,Hobbs, send in someone devious, I'm in the mood to match wits today,'
'There's an ambitious man for you.'
War and peace? No, my CV!
Hows your new assistant?
I'll review your salary next spring...