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'Implementing these changes won't be easy. We're pretty set in doing things the wrong way.'
'Why me...why me have I suffered enough? Can't I just be left alone!'
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"You've been warned, Hoskins."
Tags:snake, snakes, corporate snake, corporate snakes, rattle snake, rattle snakes, work, working, worker, workers, job, jobs, office, offices, workplace, workplaces, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, manager, management, managers, managing, office life, office culture, office worker, office workers, threat, threaten, threatening, threats, middle management, middle manager, intimidation, intimidate, intimidations, intimidated
"I much preferred the backstabbing to the paint-balling."
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'When I talked about, 'fundamental changes to chore practices to align ourselves with a changing business environment', I was referring to more than you moving your desk closer to the window.'
'And this is our strategic planning department...'
"And, for insurance purposes, you must buy insurance."
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'My particular skill set is mismanaging risk. There seems to be a plethora of people with that skill set.'
'Why do it the easy way when you can do it the right way?'
Tags:casual friday, work, working, worker, workers, job, jobs, office, offices, workplace, workplaces, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, manager, management, managers, managing, office life, office culture, office worker, office workers, dress code, dress codes, tie, ties, necktie, neckties, casual, casual dress, casual dress code, men's fashion, fashion, wardrobe, men's clothes, clothes, clothing, casual fridays, what not to wear
'Managing change is all about coping with the unexpected and you don't get more unexpected than this.'
"I need someone who knows how to operate computer people."
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"Marissa, have we a lovely parting gift for Mr. Griswold?"
Tags:gift, gifts, secretary, secretaries, receptionist, receptionists, reception, intercom, intercoms, fire, fired, laid off, downsizing, redundancy, made redundant, outsourcing, parting gift, management, manager, managers, managing, unemployment, unemployed, let go, employee, employees, office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives
"Even a small kingdom, Your Highness, can make effective use of modern management techniques."
"Seth, here, is one of the best young creative compromisers in the business."
"It's our new simplified work-life balance management system...anyone who has a life gets more work."
"Can I call you back? I'm still recovering from a night of binge hiring."
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'Have you tried enjoying the aches and pains?'
Things you seldom see: "Right so we're agreed that no one ever reads most of these reports so let's not bother writing them,and those forms are a waste of space so lets just bin them as well."
"You have no idea how political this place is."
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"Training has to be a priority...I want you to devise a full implementation programme,as soon as you've finished the cleaning..."
'Have you met the head of internal communications?'
'I hope you're not threatened by powerful women, because you're fired.'
'Leaders need to be prepared to make sacrifices, and you're mine!'