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"Can I call you back? I'm busy clawing my way to the top."
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"They might tell you that starting out down here is standard procedure, but it isn't."
"She got promoted. She's now the Labrador receiver."
"Management are very keen on staff using their discretion more, and this is how we want them to use it!"
"We're all numbers here, but I'm number 1."
"Some people, Remson, are born to push the envelope, and some are born to lick it."
"I should've expected this when my boss said I was moving up."
'My rise to the top is a long story. Being bottom of the food chain you'll sit and listen to all of it.'
"We will of course keep you fully uninformed."
Sally had the suspicion she wouldn't like her new boss...
"Your CV is amazing. The boss would love you. So unfortunately you've been unsuccessful in your application."
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Business cartoon of businessman in his office, a stop sign and nameplate that reads 'decisions stop here'.
Tags:stop sign, stop signs, decision maker, decision makers, decision making, decision, decisions, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, corporate culture, corporate ladder, office ladder, business ladder, office politics, ceo, ceos, chief executive, chief executives, leader, leaders, leadership
"Congratulations. I'm promoting you from 'Yes Man' to 'Vice President in Charge of Affirmation.'"
"This might look like a part of the real world but it isn't. This is the executive floor!"
"Here's some of my work for you to do. It should be a refreshing change...for me."
"When you're trying to solve a problem it helps if you know the answer."
"The Meaning of 'Hierarchy'? Pretty simple. The boss tells the department manager how things should be done, the department manager tells the worker. The worker ignores them both and that's why the company is still in business."
"The company's information flow is really simple: the boss doesn't tell the department managers anything, they don't talk to the team managers, who withhold everything from the workers."
"He got tired of just kicking employees upstairs."
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"...I think this is because we forgot to hire some workers."
'The only side I take in an argument here is this side of the door.'
"Remember Donaldson? He went up the career ladder higher and higher and now he is in cloud-cuckoo-land."
"Johnson, that new go-getter we just hired, have him go get me a sandwich."