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"I know we didn't accomplish anything, but that's what meetings are for."
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"I know my performance has slipped lately but I've been working on my legacy."
"Driftwood, deadwood—what the hell's the difference?"
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Behind Closed Doors.
"After months of partisan bickering, Congress has finally agreed to put a Slinky on an escalator and see if it goes forever."
"I don't know, between days off and off-days, I never seem to get anything done."
A train station is where a train stops . . . this is a work station.
"Of course, once you're a scapegoat you long to be dead wood again."
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"Gentlemen, can we stop networking long enough to get some work done around here?"
"Get some of the firm's other deadwood and form a carolling group."
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"Who or what should I sacrifice to relieve simple nervous tension?"
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"Our curriculum focusses less on rote memorization and more on putzing around."
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"I can see this meeting is going nowhere."
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"Thank you for neglecting your work long enough to listen to my thoughts on efficiency."
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'The upside of being unproductive is it allows you to have a very neat desk.'
"Y'all listen up. Herb here is gonna demonstrate the proper way to lean on a shovel."
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'We're having a meeting and it will not end until we find out why no work is getting done.'
'These dips are the days someone in the office pops microwave popcorn.'
'Williams, you're giving us only sixty hours of productivity in your forty hour work week...'
"Great, you finally complied with our clean desk policy! So what all were you able to get done today?!"
'As you can see, I'm nothing like that person in my resume.'
"The internet wants to destroy your productivity."
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"When he goes outside to smoke, don't let him back in."
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'That's the one day we experimented with giving our employees guaranteed job security.'