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"It's simple enough, Langdon, but I'll explain again. To help pay off the debt that we incurred when we bought this company, we've sold some of you into slavery."
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"Aaah . . . The smell of fresh-mown employees."
Tags:taskmaster, taskmasters, boss, bosses, executive, executives, manager, managers, office manager, office managers, throw your weight around, throwing your weight around, corporate ladder, corporate hierarchy, hierarchy, hierarchies, morning, mornings, start off the day, starting off the day, iron fist, ruler, rulers, dictator, dictators, dictatorship, dictatorships, refresh, refreshes, refreshing, invigorate, invigorates, invigorating
"Why, Ferber, I'm surprised to find you away from your desk."
Tags:hr, hr department, hr dept., human resources, human resources department, slave driver, slave drivers, taskmaster, taskmasters, slave ship, slave ships, office, offices, office worker, office workers, office drone, office drones, cruel, personnel, personnel department, personnel dept., whip, whips, crack the whip, cracking the whip, corporate culture, corporate hierarchy
"I'm sorry, but nine Greek islands in seven days is just too much."
Tags:greek island, greek islands, slave ship, slave ships, slavery, cruise, cruise ship, cruise ships, cruises, tourist, tourists, tourism, greece, greek isle, greek isles, hurry, hurries, hurried, rush, rushes, rushing, vacation, vacations, vacationing, holiday, holidays, holidaying, ocean liner, ocean liners, mediterranean, mediterranean sea, slave driver, slave drivers, taskmaster, taskmasters
"Relax, Bisler. You have nothing to fear except fear itself. And me, of course."
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Here's to all those poor souls in retail who have to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's so their employers can make a few crummy extra bucks..."
Tags:holiday jobs, us retail, retail job, retail jobs, shop job, shop jobs, shopper, shoppers, shopping, shop, shops, holidays, holiday, thanksgiving, new years, christmas, christmas shopper, christmas shopping, christmas sale, christmas sales, worked to death, taskmaster, taskmasters, time off, paid time off, worker's rights, workers rights, working class, working classes
"Quit complaining. In these times, most people would be happy to have your job security."
Tags:business, office, personnel, hierarchy, chain of command, chains of command, job security, complain, complains, complaining, chain, chained to your desk, taskmaster, taskmasters, bright side, bright sides, look on the bright side, looking on the bright side, bad economy, bad economies, cruel, cruel boss, cruel bosses, trying time, trying times, economic hardship, economic hardships, mankoff
"Production's down. You need to pick up the tempo."
Tags:production, management, performance review, drumming, pick up the tempo, work faster, do more with less, cutbacks, slave ship, gallows, slave driver, slave drivers, task master, task masters, taskmaster, taskmasters, pick up the pace, picking up the pace, efficiency, workplace efficiency, micromanage, micromanager, micromanagers
"This is our corporate evaluation pond. If you can survive a 15 minute swim, then you are management material."
Tags:ordeal, ordeals, corporate evaluation, corporate evaluations, employee evaluation, employee evaluations, trial, trials, trial by fire, management material, promotion, promotions, corporate culture, corporate climate, business culture, office culture, boss, bosses, mean boss, mean bosses, cruel boss, cruel bosses, taskmaster, taskmasters
"Here comes our first V.P., Mrs. Byers, now. Mrs. Byers is results-oriented."
Tags:results-oriented, jargon, business jargon, euphemisms, jerk, jerks, taskmaster, taskmasters, task master, task masters, vice president, vice presidents, v.p., v.p.s, result, results, results-oriented, gobbledegook, threat, threatens, threatening, scare, scares, scary, frighten, frightens, frightening
"Nice tan, Pelham. Get rid of it."
Tags:business, executives, offices, tan, tans, tanning, taskmaster, taskmasters, order, orders, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, throw weight around, throwing weight around, throws weight around, displeased, manager, managers, management, upper management, boss, bosses, mean boss, mean bosses, mankoff
"I'll leave that with you then."
Tags:workload, workloads, mess, messes, messy, untangle, untangles, untangling, hard work, delegate, delegates, delegating, secretary, secretaries, assistant, assistants, personal assistant, personal assistants, difficult task, difficult tasks, task, tasks, taskmaster, taskmasters, tough job, tough jobs, power behind the throne, chaotic, chaos, organized chaos, organised chaos, offload, offloads, offloading, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate culture
"The CEO believes that the vanishing point will keep us from failing our tasks."
"I thought you were teaching him to fetch, not kvetch."
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"Remember...there are two rules in this house. The first rule is that while you live under this roof, you do as I say. The second rule is...there are no other rules!"
"Doesn't Dad know about child labor laws?"
"Why is Dad so old fashioned?"
"To maintain proper respect for management, you have to call me 'Boss Joey!' Unless, you know, you don't want to."
"Baldo, if anything, I'm a flexible boss. If you need to skip lunch today, that's okay with me."
Tags:baldo, work through lunch, lunch, lunch break, lunch breaks, lunch hour, lunch hours, taskmaster, taskmasters, slavedriver, slavedrivers, slave driver, slave drivers, boss, bosses, store owner, store owners, flexible boss, flexible bosses, inventory, retail store, retail employee, retail employees, corporate culture
"Mr. Rod, now that school has started, I need to reduce my workload."
Tags:baldo, workload, workloads, reduced workload, reduced workloads, balancing act, balancing act, balancing work, school, schools, work and school, retail job, retail jobs, retail worker, retail workers, boss, bosses, taskmaster, taskmasters, tough boss, tough bosses, stock, clueless boss, clueless bosses, corporate hierarchy, hierarchy, corporate ladder, corporate ladders
"I spent all day yelling at employees, raising prices, ignoring customers, dismissing suggestions, correcting time cards and cutting costs!"
Tags:baldo, boss, bosses, manager, managers, cruel, taskmaster, taskmasters, task master, task masters, cut, cuts, perk, perks, perks of the job, perks of a job, store owner, store owners, unfriendly, rude, unhelpful, lazy, cost cutter, cost cutters, cutting costs, car part, car parts, retail job, retail jobs, retail worker, retail workers, dictator, dictators, dictatorship
"Has anybody seen my pencil?"
Tags:baldo, boss, bosses, manager, manages, lazy boss, lazy bosses, lazy manager, lazy managers, specific, specificity, corporate culture, pencil, pencils, throw your weight around, throwing your weight around, taskmaster, taskmasters, task master, task masters, busy man, busy person, busy people, busy men
"I woke up early, took a shower, got dressed for work then remembered I don't work today."
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'I know that there's something wrong with this setup.'