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"And that's when he realized he wasn't on the partner track at all!"
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"I'm taking you off of the Henderson account and putting you into this steel drum."
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"Can I call you back? I'm busy clawing my way to the top."
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"Contested elections are ALWAYS problematic...but I'd like reassure you that even though the partners chose me on this occasion."
"Our department is a meritocracy where we value our employees for their competencies and abilities. Therefore, all those that demonstrated an extraordinary ability in flattering their hierarchical superiors were promoted."
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"I worked my way up from a goddamn steamboat - I am the American Dream."
"It's not the fast track I had in mind."
"We'd like to offer you a sales position but of course you'll have to start at the cellular level."
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"These are 'small bucks,' Josh. You have to work here a long time to get the 'big bucks'."
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"Go say something unintelligible over the loud speaker and promote anyone who wakes up and asks 'what was that?'"
"Congratulations. I'm promoting you from 'Yes Man' to 'Vice President in Charge of Affirmation.'"
"So you're turning down a pay rise."
"You're really enjoying you new principal status, aren't you?"
"Is it true that you started out as the Tooth Fairy and worked your way up?"
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"Sorry, but by now, you should know, as well as I do, that the company policy is to promote incompetent extroverts, not quiet achievers..."
"How did Phillips get cage-free privilege?"
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"Competence? Education? Knowledge? Nonsense! What you really need the most to get promoted is a big pack of lubrication cream!"
"No windows, but there's a glass ceiling."
"Oh, no, I'm sorry a Level 2 badge isn't what you thought."
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"Great work, Jackson! I'm going to raise your salary by 7 downsizings."
'Work hard and who knows - perhaps in a few years you'll have a career cleaning the managers' restroom!'
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