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A carrot on a stick
"To be clear, I said I want your 'A' game, not your 'Eh?' game."
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'Five more, Billy! No pain, no gain!!'
''Bye, honey...Go out there and knock 'em dead today!'
"Still, diving for it would look good on my college application.
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"Instead of just sitting around, why don't you kids go out and co-opt some black culture?"
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"So, what inspired you to study engineering, get married, find a job, move to the suburbs, have a couple of kids, and grow old?"
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"I use Miu Miu purple leather boots for my motivation."
"I'm tired of having to apologize for the condition of the house."
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"I always choose immediate gratification over vague rewards at some unspecified time in the future."
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"I'll run through it again. Hit those keys."
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"What's my motivation?"
"Me? I'm just here for the babes."
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Your reward is basically joyless monotony. At least you're alive. For now.
"The fact that you've rolled up your sleeves since our last talk has been noted, Parminger. However, there's still something I'd like to discuss with you."
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"It's the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and bases loaded, and you're in the batter's box doing situps for some reason."
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'Ted, I think we need to re-evaluate your carrot.'
'It certainly didn't take Charlie very long after his promotion to grow an impressive set of claws, did it?'
'I like to reward my employees for doing a good job. That's why I keep treats in my pockets when I walk past the cubicles.'
"Our planet has run out of cocaine."
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A dog brings a man his slippers, and receives a tip.
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'Before I show you where you'll be working, let me just say that some companies use money as an incentive. I use Vito here.'
'I just don't get it. The new motivational posters aren't helping at all!'
Motivational Artwork - "I'm looking for something along the lines of Work or Else."