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"I know you're one of my friends, but I'm replacing you with a follower."
Canada's Mark Carney will be next governor of the Bank of England.
"And another thing, Beckton, I don't recall ever saying, 'Correct me if I'm wrong.' "
"Good news, Connors. I'm elevating you to crony."
"Your lieutenants aren't here. They've all gone to the officer's club."
"I don't mean to keep popping in on you, sir, but I just naturally gravitate toward power."
"That will be all, Mallison. I must say I like the way you kept your mouth shut throughout our little talk."
Don't worry, Bob. There are some jobs a robot just can't do...like kissing ass.
"My greatest asset is my ability to tell you exactly what you want to hear."
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"Your resume is impressive, but most importantly...how may years experience do you have as a 'yes man'?"
"My new business model is to ride on the coattails of somebody else's new business model."
"So long as you help me feed him you and I will be inseparable..."
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"We're letting you go Tom...I've found a piece of software that can suck up to me twice as effectively and at a fraction of your salary!"
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"Don't worry, Bob. There are some jobs a robot just can't do. . . like kissing butt."
'As you're a snivelling little 'Yes Man', Pomeroy, I know I can rely on you for the right answer... People don't think of me as an arrogant, obnoxious, overbearing boss do they?'
"Some people, Remson, are born to push the envelope, and some are born to lick it."
'I'll be glad when the lawyer awards are over...'
"If you want more presents, tell Santa he looks thinner in person."
'Haddock, how about one final 'yes sir' before I fire all the yes-men.'
'I want everybody to say 'Ping' when they meet each other.'
"Isn't it obvious how he got the job? He 'suctioned' up."
"Fenwick, do you see any mistletoe on my coattail?"
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"We don't kiss butt around here, but we sure bootlick the bottom line."
"To get the things you want in life, you need to learn to bark and wag your tail!"
'I started out as a yes man, but I've evolved into a plucky devil's advocate who always sides with the boss in the end.'