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"We'd like you to take early retirement, retroactive to the day you started working here."
"You'e finally coming into focus for me, Crampton."
"Bill's a little upset. The boss just chewed him out."
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"His bark is worse than his bite."
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"I'm feeling insecure, Ms. Dale. Send in someone below my pay grade."
"This is our corporate evaluation pond. If you can survive a 15 minute swim, then you are management material."
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'Thanks for coming back on such short notice,Jenkins.'
"Nice tan, Pelham. Get rid of it."
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'I realize that your suggestion saved the hospital seven million dollars, but that was three months ago.What have you done for us lately?'
"It's easy to spot the ones who are retiring."
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"I let you work 70 hours a week but why should I give you a raise? You don't have enough free time to spend the money anyway!"
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Introducing Generalissimo Huerta...
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"I don't get it...my boss once said that he loves animals...just last week he called me 'the laziest dog he did ever see.' But yet he fired me..."
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"Don't even bother asking for a raise. He'll just tell you to go to Hell."
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"We don't have a gym, but the boss keeps you on your toes."
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'Stop blaming yourself...I've already done that for you!'
'I don't like this. He's not picking up the scent of fear I want in my subordinates.'
Stingy boss won't give an employee a pay rise after 6 years.
'I hate my boss!...'
'Sorry, wrong button.'
I'm in trouble if I don't get this report done soon. The boss has been riding me hard.
"Write 'Get back to work, Simmons!' Sign it 'Warmly, Mr. Johnson' and 'P.S. get well.'"
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"I ran my idea by the boss, and he in turn ran it over me."
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