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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."
Tags:paintball, paintballers, paintballer, target practice, work, working, worker, workers, job, jobs, office, offices, workplace, workplaces, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, manager, management, managers, managing, office life, office culture, backstabbing, backstabber, machinations, office politics, office worker, office workers, conflict, conflicts
'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...'
"I'll handle this."
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"And, for insurance purposes, you must buy insurance."
Tags:insure, insurance, insuring, insurance purposes, self serving, self-serving, business, businesses, corporate culture, corporate-culture, force, forced purchase, unfair, government, executive, executives, governments, health insurance, mandatory, jargon, cliche, purposeless, circular, illogical, management, managing, managers, manager, interest, interests, authoritarian
'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?'
"The only problem I see here is that most of us plan to be out of here in three years."
Tags:board, boards, board meeting, board meetings, plan, plans, business plan, business plans, long term plan, long-term plans, 5 year, 5 years, 5 year plans, leave, leaves, leaving, three years, finish, finsihing, finished, retire, retires, retiring, sign, signs, oversee, overseeing, issue, issues, gone, old, retirement, pensioner, pensioners, pension, progress, see progress, manage, managing
"Company policy, as soon as your name goes on a door you get your own blood pressure cuff."
Tags:name on the door, promotion, promotions, promoted, manager, managers, management, managing, company policy, company policies, policy, policies, blood pressure, high blood pressure, blood pressure monitor, blood pressure monitors, blood pressure cuff, blood pressure cuffs, stress, workplace stress, stressed, stressful job, stressful jobs
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
Coping with ducks
"Just a heads up, Hal -- the board plans to promote you to some kind of flavor and fast-track you to aftertaste status by next year."
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'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."
Tags:computer geek, computer geeks, computer nerd, computer nerds, nerd, nerds, geek, geeks, geeky, geekiness, hr, human resources, personnel, manager, managers, management, managements, management skill, management skills, managing, it department, it departments, computer department, computer departments
"Sorry -- I wasn't listening to what you were saying. I was too busy leading."
Tags:humanitarian aid, cartoonathon, humanitarian work, leader, leaders, leading, leadership, leaderships, manager, managers, managing, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive, chief executives, upper management, useless, uselessness, pay attention, paying attention, drift off, drifts off, drifting off, boardroom, boardrooms, meeting, meetings, endless meeting, endless meetings, team leader, team leaders, teamwork, attention span, attention spans, corporate ladder, corporate culture, chain of command, corporate drone, corporate drones
"Our parent company wants us to be in bed by ten."
Tags:company, companies, parent company, parent companies, subsidiary, subsidiaries, control, controls, controlling, manage, managing, management, influencing, influence, parent, parents, parenting, children, bedtime, look after, looking after, look out for, looking out for, command, commanding, power, authority, authorise, authorising
"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."
Tags:binge, binges, bingeing, hire, hires, hiring, recruit, recruits, recruitment, new recruit, new recruits, late night, late nights, hiring officer, hiring officers, personnel, personnel department, hangover, hangovers, hung over, bad decision, bad decisions, making bad decisions, drug abuse, drug abuser, drug abusers, manager, managers, managing