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'I want to thank each of you for coming through in the clutch, putting in some overtime and seeing this project through to completion.'
'I'm afraid you'll have to work late tonight, I want you to attend this talk on work-life balance.'
'Life is a precious thing, but simply breathing and existing isn't living...the end is inevitable for everything...I'm afraid that time has come for you, dear. I have to pull the plug...'
"We're a day late and four hundred million dollars short."
"With the bump in salary comes a lot more responsibility and my choice of three new stress related illnesses."
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"While we've got the chance, Dad, we'd like to thank you for these little glimpses of you we've had through the years!"
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"Is that you, or am I experiencing Artificial Reality?"
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"My normal law-office hours are over, Mr. Hodal, but iI always have time and a half for you."
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"The fact is, I didn't do the homework assignment because you seem to be swamped with paperwork and I didn't want to add to your problems."
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Are you suffering from job burn-out? Here are 4 early warning signs:
"We're in luck - it's Father Time-and-a -Half."
'A token of my appreciation for all the late hours you've been putting in. It's a nightlight.'
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The Need for Delegation
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"Of course if you weren't PREPARED to do any unpaid OVERTIME to HELP the company then of course your lack of MOTIVATION and AMBITION wouldn't affect your career prospects...That wouldn't be fair of us WOULD IT?"
"You can increase your profits 60% by pressuring staff into more unpaid overtime...that will be ?83,000 please."
'It's a privilege to work for us, so we charge a fee to work here. The good news is there's plenty of overtime.'
'The company laid off 20,000 of its emplyees. How would you feel about a 168 hour work week?'
"My wife is about to have a baby, so I was wondering if you could make me work late for the next eighteen years or so."
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'We don't insist on over time. However, to clock out you have to get past our guard dogs.'
"No need to rush. Take all weekend if you must."
'We can manage this is we work 24/7 and no one takes a holiday.'
'and I suppose you'll be working again this Christmas?'
"I'll go to my room and do my homework, but I want time and a half."
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"What do you mean, you need to find a balance between work and family? We consider you part of our family."