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Climbing to the top.
Remembers: Elevators can go down as well as up.
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'You'll learn that our corporate structure is a bit unconventional.'
'I used to worry about becoming a big cheese in the company. Now that I'm a big cheese in the company, I worry about my cholesterol.'
'I was just given more responsibility. Now I am not only responsible for corporate mumbo but also for corporate jumbo.'
"Cut to commercial! For pity's sake, cut to commercial!"
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'Where do I see myself in five years? Well, if I make it through this day...'
'Whomever pulls the sword from the stone will lead this project.'
'We're ready to move you to the top, Hopkins... but we don't know how much loneliness you can tolerate.'
'The entire staff hates you. Your promotion to management has been a complete success.'
'We are giving out bonuses for no sane reason.'
'I can't take the position until I overcome inertia.'
'This promotion means you'll be getting the blame directly from me.'
'Your promotion comes with longer hours with no extra pay. Welcome to middle management.'
'As editor, your first job will be to rewrite your resume.'
"He started at the bottom and found it to be his comfort zone."
'This new position in our company will move me further from ampersand.'
We should promote many of our staff to management positions...
'One day, bull and bear will retire and then the both of us will be there to grab the good jobs at the stock exchange, eh, buddy?'
"Sorry, Longly, but you're a little over-dressed. When I said you were moving up the ladder today, I meant I needed my ceiling painted."
'If you can control your emotions I will make you a branch manager. Yippee.'
'You myst blow at least a 2.3 on the 'drunk with power' breathalizer before they'll promote you to upper management.'
"Blind loyalty, Gilliford, by God, that's a trait I like to see in a young man."
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