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Interviewee: 'Nah, work related stress isn't a problem - I've never taken a job seriously enough for it to bother me!'
'Apparently it's not enough to say that 'lots of people think we do a jolly good job' anymore.'
"I know my performance has slipped lately but I've been working on my legacy."
"I suggest that in future you eat all your lunch."
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"One of our greatest minds in restaurant criticism."
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Performance reviews in Hell.
"So no one actually sends you compliments. Isn't this enough?"
'I'll be back to address your needs as soon as the Government's White paper has identified what they are!'
Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda.
"Down, girl. He only got 2 out of 5 stars."
"Take away his brilliant prose, and he's just some depressed guy."
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"After you confess, can you fill out this survey to help us improve our interrogation methods?"
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'In hindsight, I believe that our oversight was shortsighted. At least that's my insight.'
"Tell me, sir. Is it good or bad?"
"I thought it had a lot to say about evil villains who want to take over the world."
"Primitive? Compared to what?"
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If you can't say anything peer reviewed about your work, don't say anything at all.'
Staff Picks. Please Note: We are probably going to fire Brian
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"Ready? It's your bloopers tape."
'Having undertaken a lengthy and comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the lack of progress in implementing the policy in question...'
At a guess I'd say that the feedback was probably pretty good!
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Getting 85% in his feedback has gone to his head a bit!
Reading my Critics
"Oh yeah, like you're a four-star fork."