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"Make a note, Henderson: 'May 4, 9:02 a.m. Unauthorized plant life again growing at random on lawn outside main entrance corporate headquarters. Spoiling symmetry and tranquility. Breeding confusion. Have said plants removed and incinerated soonest. Eyes only.' Original to Maintenance copies to Accounting and Security. And this time, Henderson, let's not have any leaks to the damn secretarial pool."
'I was just ringing to see if you received the letter about the e-mails I sent you?'
'Put this memo in an envelope marked 'Confidential'. Drop it on the floor in the hall. Make sure you do not seal the envelope. That way, we can be sure all employees will read the memo.'
"If this inter-office memo you wish to see, first you must answer me questions three."
'It's a memo from our parent company. They remind us to pay attention, quit slouching, take our elbows off the table and to act our age, if it's not too much to ask!'
'This is quite a scathing memo, Jane. Would you mind elaborating on the 'pervasive herd mentality' you claim our firm is riddled with?'
"The tone of the letter is stern, almost threatening, but - see here? - he signs with a smiley face, so I think we may be alright."
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'I thought the memo was quite clear. What part didn't you understand?'
'Sorry, but this report is simply unacceptable. Way too much mumbo... not nearly enough jumbo.'
'Nobody turned up to the 'effective communications' seminar...they didn't get our memo.'
"Here is the one pager we all agreed on..."
'Note to self - fix air conditioner.'
"And cc the rest of the food chain."
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"Make photocopies of this memo, informing staff to reduce the use of paper and distribute it to all of our staff."
'Don't tell me the office intranet is down again!!'
Bear Office Worker
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Pointless bureacracy/memos/policies and protocols.
"Hey, look - Mom left us an internal memo."
That memo you wrote on reducing office emails generated 3,000 new emails.
A businessman feeds his employees memos.
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'This memo you sent me is all in caps. Why are you yelling at me?'
"Can you put more nudity in this?"
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A businesswoman's desk breaks under the weight of the 'in' pile
A businessman reads a "While you were away" memo that says "Nothing!".
Gynecology pigeon hole