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'I appreciate the grovelling Whitworth, but don't lick my shoes - it ruins the leather!'
"I though you said I should take the ball and slowly meander around with it."
Tags:analogy, analogies, business analogy, business analogies, football analogy, football analogies, incompetent, incompetence, bad employee, bad employees, take the ball and run with it, expression, expressions, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, underling, underlings, lazy, laziness, saying, sayings
"I'm looking to hire someone who can be acquiescent without making me uncomfortably aware of it."
Tags:underling, underlings, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, acquiesce, acquiescing, subservient, subservience, attitude, attitudes, boss, bosses, manager, managers, corporate culture, power trip, power trips, new hire, new hires, ideal employee, ideal employees, interview, interviews, job interview, job interviews, honest, honesty, self-aware, self-awareness
"And you can rest assured that your problem is being ignored at the very highest levels."
Tags:men, problems, office, hierarchy, ignore, ignores, ignoring, ignored, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate hierarchy, corporate culture, underling, underlings, office drone, office drones, corporate drone, corporate drones, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, office executive, office executives, mankoff
"Mr. Lartsek is ready to see you now. Would you like a moment to pucker up?"
Tags:management, upper management, big boss, boss, bosses, manager, managers, exec, execs, executive, executives, cardboard, placeholder, place holder, unreasonable, request, secretary, secretaries, personal assistant, personal assistants, pa, p.a, p.a., meeting, meetings, underling, underlings, respect, respectful, appointment, appointments, waiting, waiting room, recruiting, recruitment, pucker up, courage, brave, bravery, nerves, nervous, clenched, clench
"In a business setting with lots of underline nodding in agreement I'm very persuasive
Tags:executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, underling, underlings, impressive, unimpressive, flirt, persuasive, persuasiveness, stupid, stupidity
"It's come to my attention you're using my name as an epithet."
"My name is Bob and I'm looking for a 'Yesirree' man."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, personnel, hr, h.r., human resources, recruitment, recruiter, recruiters, interview, interviews, job interview, job interviews, applicant, applicants, candidate, candidates, job, jobs, hiring, yes man, yes men, sycophant, sycophants, minion, minions, underling, underlings
"He'll finish your nap for you."
Tags:office, offices, corporate, nap, naps, napping, napping on the job, goofing off, asleep at the wheel, sleeping on the job, sleep, sleepy, sleeping, assistant, assistants, fatigue, tired, intern, interns, internship, internships, underling, underlings, staying awake, afternoon nap, afternoon naps
"We could argue forever about whether or not that was justified.
Tags:justifiable homicide, justifiable homicides, murder, murders, murdering, murderer, murderers, argue, argues, arguing, argument, arguments, shock, shocks, shocking, horrified, horrific, kill, kills, killing, underling, underlings, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, entitled, entitlement, shooting, shootings, shooter, shooters, debate, debates, debating, meeting, meetings, above the law
"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."
Tags:debt, debts, debtor, debtors, corporate mentality, corporate mentalities, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies, pay off debt, pays off debt, paying off debt, explain, explains, explaining, taskmaster, taskmasters, executive, executives, boss, bosses, ethics, morality, immoral, immorality, unethical, underling, underlings, office drone, office drones, layoff, layoffs, firing, firings, sack, sacks, sacking, sackings, sacked
'I'm trying to decide if it's more likely I know nothing about leading or everyone I work with knows nothing about following.'
"Guess you were right, chief--I just needed to be burped."
Tags:boss, bosses, manager, managers, executive, executives, executive, executives, coddle, coddling, coddled, burp, burping, baby, babies, employee, employees, staff, staffs, underling, underlings, workplace, office, office life, office behavior, office environment, hostile work environment, middle management, overprotective boss, overprotective bosses, awkward, awkward moments, micromanage, micromanaged, micromanager, management style
"They look happy."
Tags:king, kings, royalty, ruler, rulers, ruling, castles, castle, tower, towers, battlement, battlements, king's aid, kings aid, peasant, peasants, underling, underlings, wealth, wealthy, rich, riches, rich people, wealthy people, distant, distanced, desensitised, desensitisation, privilege, privileged, olden days, the olden days, happy, happiness, looking happy, detached, detachment
"I don't pretend to know everything. But I certainly have people who do."
"When I said I didn't want a bunch of yes-men, I didn't mean that I wanted a bunch of no-men."
Tags:executive, executives, yes-men, yes-man, no-man, no-men, power, powerful, sycophant, sycophants, fawn, fawner, fawning, lickspittle, lickspittles, kowtow, kowtower, suck up, suck ups, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, manager, managers, employees, employee, minion, minions, underling, underlings, meeting, meetings, corporate meeting, corporate meetings, be careful what you wish for
'Great job at today's meeting, Dunwoody. You're finally discovering your own voice as a yes-man!'
"And stop swishing your tail when I'm talking to you."
Tags:executive, executives, business executive, business executive, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, lion, lions, impertinent, impertinence, impatient, impatience, authority, authoritative, wild animal, wild animals, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchies, underling, subordinate, subordination, management style, management styles
"Don't worry, Bob. There are some jobs a robot just can't do – like kissing up."
"Couldn't I just give you an undated letter of resignation?"
Tags:lion, lions, boss, bosses, bite your head off, bit your head off, bite my head off, bit my head off, employer, employers, fire, fired, sacked, sack, letter of resignation, resign, resignation, resigned, resigning, dressing town, disciplinary, employee, employees, underling, underlings, letter of resignation, letters of resignation
"No—a bigger box."
Tags:secretary, secretaries, office assistant, office assistants, office assistance, assistant, assistance, executive, executives, businessman, businessmen, murder, murders, murdering, cover-up, covering up, covers up, hide the body, hiding the body, casket, caskets, shooting, shootings, workplace shooting, workplace shootings, guilt, guilty, coverup, coverups, underling, underlings, corporate ladder, corporate culture
'Hey, fellas, I wouldn't do that if I were you. He can be really dangerous when provoked!'
"You do have good ideas, Philips, but around here we don't rush wildly ahead and do any damned thing just because it happens to be a good idea."
Tags:good idea, good ideas, idea, ideas, idea man, idea men, innovate, innovates, innovating, innovation, innovations, innovator, innovators, reward, rewards, rewarding, corporate culture, bureaucracy, bureaucracies, bureaucrat, bureaucrats, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, manager, managers, upper management, boss, bosses, office drone, office drones, office worker, office workers, underling, underlings
"Complete the Nelson deal without delay or complication and this peanut is yours."
'You know what I like about being the boss? I can take as long as I like to make a snap decision.'