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'Your company raised the red flag when you purchased the super duper paper shredder.'
"Actually, Tommy, we're just about full-blooded management, except for your grandfather on your mom's side, who was one-quarter labor."
Tags:class difference, class differences, working class, working classes, middle class, middle classes, blue collar, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, white collar, white collar worker, silver spoon, silver spoons, manager, managers, management, born manager, born managers, calling, pedigree, pedigrees, family history, family histories, family tree, family trees, family business, family businesses, dad, dads, father, fathers, son, sons, heritage
Spelling Bee at Ridgefield Country Day School.
Tags:elementary, kid, kids, child, childhood, nostalgia, nostalgic, childish, kindergarten, grade, preschool, pre-school, educating, education, teacher, teachers, spelling, spell, spelling bee, test, tests, toast, toast, country, country side, country club, high society, fine dining, brie, cheese, fancy, fanciful, upper class, upper middle class, upper-middle, middle class, wealth, wealthy, white collar, class, classroom, classrooms, reward, rewarding, posh, toast
"Just once, I'd like to be able to write a check without getting thrown in jail."
Tags:crime, crimes, criminal, criminals, money, government, law and order, bank, banks, banking, check, checks, bounced check, bounced checks, bad check, bad checks, insufficient funds, loan, loans, debt, in debt, jail, jails, prison, prisons, white collar, white collar crime, white collar crimes, banker, bankers, non-sufficient funds
A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
Tags:deadline, deadlines, stress, stresses, stressful, worker, workers, working, job, jobs, career, careers, conveyor belt, conveyor belts, under the gun, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, put off, putting off, gear, gears, cog, cogs, cog in a machine, cogs in a machine, cog in the machine, cogs in the machine, modern life, modern times, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, cubicle, cubicles, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, stress, stressor, stressors, cope, copes, coping
Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
Tags:stress, stresses, job, jobs, inbox, inboxes, outbox, outboxes, in-box, in-boxes, out-box, paperwork, paper pusher, paper pushers, paper pushing, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, pressure, pressured, pressures, under pressure, work life, work, worker, work-life balance, work form, work forms, paperwork, sea of paperwork, seas of paperwork, drown, drowns, drowning
"Sir, I have a question that's lunch-related."
Tags:lunch, lunch break, hungry, hunger, executive, executives, meeting, meetings, raise your hand, question, questions, boss, bosses, food, foods, snack, snacks, coworker, coworkers, irrelevant, business, businesses, business meeting, businessman, businessmen, office, offices, manager, managers, management, white collar, businesswoman, businesswomen, corporate, corporation, company, companies
"Corporate Diversity would like you to get a sex change."
Tags:multiculturalism, multicultural, diversity, diverse, diversity in the workplace, employee, employees, employer, employers, work, workplace, employment, corporate, corporate culture, corporate mentality, corporation, corporations, office, offices, white collar, white-collar, white collar jobs, job, jobs, career, careers, variety, varieties, mixture, acceptance, respect, respect one another, respect differences, team, teamwork, work together, equality, equal, equal opportunity, equal opportunity employers
"What can I say? Embezzlement happens."
Tags:court room, crime, law, catch phrases, white collar, white collar crime, white collar crimes, embezzle, embezzles, embezzlement, businessman, businessmen, double standard, double standards, justice system, justice systems, lax, go easy, goes easy, going easy, corporate crime, corporate criminal, corporate criminals, mankoff
"Take my advice—never let anybody talk you into joining the Tie-of-the-Month Club."
Tags:advice, lesson learned, bad idea, bad ideas, tie, ties, bad tie, bow tie, bow ties, clown, clowns, office, offices, work, workplace, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, fashion, clothes, clothing, men's fashion, businessmen, business, employee of the month, club, clubs, social group, social groups, warning, heads up, employee, employees, professional, business professional
"I was hoping that heaven might be, you know, more transcendent."
Tags:heaven, heavenly, cubicle, cubicles, worker, workers, desk job, desk jobs, angel, angels, office assistant, office assistants, transcend, transcends, underwhelm, underwhelms, underwhelming, dream job, dream jobs, disappointment, disappointments, disappoint, disappoints, let-down, let-downs, expectation, expectations, high expectations, raising expectations, surprise, surprises, unpleasant surprise, unpleasant surprises, eternity, white collar, white collar job, office worker, office workers
"From nine until one, you'll be getting nothing done. From one until five, you'll be asking yourself how that was possible."
Tags:office drone, office drones, office worker, office workers, worker, workers, white collar, job, jobs, desk jockey, desk jockeys, cubicle, cubicles, corner office, corner offices, skive, skives, skiving, do-nothing, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, procrastination, screw around, screwing around, useless, uselessness, worthless, worthlessness
"I always thought white-collar crime was done by computer."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, white collar, white collar crime, white collar crimes, crime, crimes, holdup, holdups, computer, computers, gang, gangs, stealing, stolen, stole, thief, thieves, identity theft, shake down, jump, jumped, law and order
"Our new insourcing policy means you'll be doing all the work."
Tags:insource, insourcing, outsource, outsources, outsourcing, office, cubicle, cubicles, worker, workers, white collar, job, jobs, career, careers, overworked, underpaid, too much work, too much to do, in-tray, in-trays, inbox, inboxes, in-box, in-boxes, hard work, hard worker, hard workers, working hard, thankless, thankless job, thankless jobs, oversea, policy, policies, company policy, company policies, corporate culture, buzzword, buzzwords, jargon
"I'm not asking for a raise. All I'm asking for is a little warmth and human understanding."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, raise, raises, salary, warmth, understanding, human, humans, humanity, compassion, kindness, generosity, interpersonal, relationship, relationships, white collar, corporate, request, requests, requesting
"We're giving up for the holidays."
Tags:holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, christmas, break, annual leave, leave, day off, days off, word play, word, pun, play on words, business, white collar, businesses, business man, businessman, business men, businessmen, give up, ethic, ethical, moral, morals, morality, management, manager, productive, productivity
"Philip! Nice to see you still at large."
"My instincts tell me to call an emergency board meeting. My emotions tell me to have it at the all-nude bar across the street."
Tags:board meeting, board meetings, emergency, emergencies, strip club, strip clubs, white collar, white collar jobs, worst instinct, worst instincts, instinct, instincts, emotion, emotions, emotional decision, emotional decisions, bad idea, bad ideas, businessman, businessmen, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, misogyny
Parade of Businessmen
Tags:parade, parades, business, businesses, businessmen, businessman, businesswoman, businesswomen, boss, bosses, chairmen, cheering, support, supporters, crowd, crowds, white collar, corporate, corporation, corporations, employee, employees, employer, employers, employment, executive, executives, professional, professionals, office, offices, group
"Let's not panic till we know whether it's coming in or going out."
Tags:panic, panics, panicking, flood, floods, flooding, tide, come in, comes in, coming in, go out, goes out, going out, maintenance, maintenance man, maintenance men, leak, leaks, leaky pipe, leaky pipes, freakout, freakouts, freak-out, freaking out, keep your cool, keeping your cool, janitor, janitors, clean up, cleans up, white collar, white collar worker, white collar workers
Tags:lunch break, lunch breaks, skive, skives, skiving, worry, worries, worrying, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, worker, workers, daily grind, daily grinds, office drone, office drones, drone, drones, impatient, impatience, inbox, inboxes, outbox, outboxes, put off, puts off, putting off, listless, depressed, depression, workday, workdays, average day, average days, everyday, office worker, office workers, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs
"No, he's not one of ours. Have you tried accounting?"
Tags:accounting, accounting department, accounting departments, office, office worker, office workers, office drone, office drones, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, unwind, unwound, coil, coils, coiled, lost, lost and found, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, worry, worries, worrying, panic attack, panic attacks, panicked
"It's badly sprained, McElroy, and you know as well as I do that I'd only slow you down. Go on without me—and that's a direct order!"
Tags:sprained ankle, sprained ankles, war wound, war wounds, noble, nobility, martyr, martyrs, martyred, injured, injury, injuries, ankle, ankles, hardened, hard man, hard men, military man, military men, soft, soft man, soft men, upper class, upper classes, high class, high classes, leave no man behind, code of ethics, sacrifice, sacrifices, sacrificing, self-sacrifice, self-sacrificing, executive, executives, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, privilege, life of privilege
"I'll have the Master of Business Administration Lunch."
Tags:mba, mbas, masters, masters of business administration, administration, upper management, management, business lunch, business lunches, lunch, lunches, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, administrator, administrators, masters degree, masters degrees, advanced degree, advanced degrees, set menu, set menus, fancy restaurant, fancy restaurants
"He's giving the white-collar voters' speech to the blue collars."
Tags:politician, politicians, dishonest, dishonesty, political campaign, political campaigns, political campaigning, political candidate, political candidates, speech, speeches, making speeches, public speaking, public speaker, public speakers, speech writer, speech writers, political aid, political aids, bad speech, bad speeches, working class, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, class divide, white collar, white collar workers, voter, voters, voter demographic, voting body, mistake, mistakes, fatal mistake, fatal mistakes, incompetent, incompetence