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"You're being hired on a trial basis; if after six weeks it hasn't worked, you'll be butchered."
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"We only hire temps, and you have a look of permanence about you."
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"We have only jobs here, Mr. Sanderson, not 'gigs.' "
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"So how many temps do you need?"
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"Braithwaite & Starbucks. How may we help you?"
Pop-up guy in a pop-up house in a pop-up town
"Sorry, Thompson. No temps on the corporate huddle."
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Al Fripp: Filling in for the vacationing Herb Nelson
"Good news, Turner, We've chewed you up but have decided not to spit you out."
"We're very sorry, Doyle, but you've been here for twelve years, and the other temps are starting to talk."
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"Are you willing to work the night shift?"
'Hello, is that the temp agency - Now listen, I specifically asked for elves!'
'I'm the new chairman the temp agency sent over.'
'I know the ad said 'temporary,' but when did you say you had your last contraction?'
'You're a credit to this firm, Miss Button and through no fault of your own you're also a liability.'
'Due to budget cuts we are having to take on more temporary staff.'
'No cubicles. All our temps are free-range.'
Temp Agency - Foreign Sweatshops now hiring!
'Good news. We're making all our temporary scapegoats permanent.'
"I'm hoping an internship will lead to full-time copying."
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"You may have a bit of a wait—there are sixteen Russian nuclear physicists ahead of you."
Counting part time employees is the new math.
"I'll be right back. If you need anything, just holler."
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