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'Now this is exactly what I was referring to when I talked about 'scope creep'.'
"As you can see, I've gotten in way over my head."
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"We're a day late and four hundred million dollars short."
'Looks like we'll bring your project in under budget. We were able to do it by not paying you.'
"I've got an opening for a project manager in a corporation that will chew you up and spit you back out on the street in record time. Interested?"
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"Let's celebrate our first accomplishment!"
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Now the onus was on Louis - who, up until then, hadn't even known what it onus was.
It was just a little setback - but the boss had a knack for making it seem much larger.
Project Manager Showdown
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'That was a difficult project now let's move on to the next assignment.'
'Hey boss...I think I found the bottleneck.'
'OK, good. I just wanted to be sure you were still on top of it.'
"The project must be failing! The manager just suggested I take all the credit for it!"
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"I'm glad my team places me on a pedestal."
"Can I add just one more project to your workload?"
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward MY vision!"
'Bob will be Godzilla in this structural integrity test.'
"As my CV says, my approach to project management is of course "the carrot or the stick"..."
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Jerry was found catatonic in the break room after being told his project budget was cut in half and timing reduced by 2 months.
Project Managers in Hell
"Maybe we've been collaborating too much."
"Old Dave's been beavering away on that project all week...!"