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"I see myself rising through the ranks of the organization until midlife, when I will most likely hit a wall and go screaming through the door."
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"I want you to play a bigger role in the day-to-day operations of ignoring the obvious."
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"Was delegation the only thing you learnt on that management course?"
"Mrs. HIggins, which button do I push to make a smiley face?"
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"Sometimes I think I'm a victim of the 'Peter principle', I reached my real competence level some time ago..."
"One day he walked in here, nobody dared to send him out, and so he stayed. He is a bit stubborn, peppery and shortsighted but besides that, he is a good boss."
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"As you said, you're irreplaceable. That's why I've decided to give Jackson the promotion."
"You're a blunt, defiant troublemaker. The boss wants you to work with him at headquarters..."
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"You're our most ineffective employee, we're moving you to where you can do the least damage."
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We're changing from 'tried and true' to 'fly by the seat of our pants'. So, I'm afraid you're out, Tom !
We Urologists have our own Peter Principle: Your condition rises to its level of incontinence.
"Well, there's a secret to becoming a manager...make sure no one mistakes you for one before you actually become one."
"Don't be irreplaceable, because if you can't be replaced...you can't be promoted."
"Doing a job right the first time gets the job done. Doing the job wrong 10 times gives you job security."
"Mr. Rod, it makes no sense. Joey is nice and all, but there's no way he should be assistant manager! I mean, I'm the one who does all the work around here!"
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'I'd heard about the Peter Principle, of course, but I never really understood it till I got married.'
"I'm concerned your excellent qualifications might offer less opportunity for saying crap behind your back and could thus negatively impact company morale."
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