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Climbing to the top.
Back to The Present - I
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Primary care trusts (PCT) passing work to GPs.
"You've been warned, Hoskins."
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'The man who manages the man who manages the man who manages the man who manages the worker.'
"I'm in charge of all the tepid button issues."
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Management: The illusion of control. Middle Management: The illusion of Usefulness. Wage Earners: The Illusion of Being Appreciated.
"Guess you were right, chief--I just needed to be burped."
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"Care to give to the fund to help save your job?"
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"My God! There goes middle management."
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"If you're ever sick of anything and your secretary needs some papers signed, I can do your signature perfectly."
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"We'd like to switch you from working under the radar to living off the grid."
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"Remember the golden rule: more buzzwords, less real words."
'If it was up to me, this would be grounds for dismissal. But my boss wants to give you another shot.'
'The entire staff hates you. Your promotion to management has been a complete success.'
A businessman feeds his employees memos.
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Golden Parachutes for Middle Managers
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"Just what I need...!"
NHS Trust Hospital: Management Team/Medical Staff
An infestation of middle managers...
A middle-manager relaxing on his day off...
'Your promotion comes with longer hours with no extra pay. Welcome to middle management.'
'Excellent job, Fenwick, especially the part where you employ Magic Realism to fudge third-quarter earnings!'