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'Getting here on time every morning, and never have a day off sick, just isn't good enough Moulding! How are you ever going to get through all the stuff I keep piling on top of you if you don't work through your lunch-break as well?'
'No seriously. His final words actually were, 'If I only had spent more time at the office.''
"Are you busy or are you at work?"
'Unfortunately our definition of 'job' differs.'
For 29 years, Bert's strategy had been to reach retirement without making any waves,missteps or career-limiting moves. And it might have worked, too, if only he'd foreseen the fossilization risk.
'I need a tool to measure productivity.'
'Great. Just what we need: another quality-improvement campaign!'
'No, I don't mind taking time out of my busy schedule to listen to your preposterous proposals for employee incentives. After all, until just now you were a much valued member of staff.'
'That's our mission statement.'
"I can't remember - do I work at home or do I live at work?"
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"Meanwhile, obsessing about productivity is way up."
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"That's what I mean by going the extra mile."
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'It's amazing, you've been here 8 hours and haven't set off the motion detector I set up in your work area.'
"She's all work and no play."
'No matter how toxic the corporate culture gets in his department, Bill can always be counted on to suit up and show up!'
"I'm slowly weaning myself off employment."
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"I'm saving all my work till they force me to do it."
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'The only part of the job I don't like is that they celebrate 'bring yourself to work day' five times a week.'
"He has a tremendous peck ethic."
"I'd better get busy. I have a lot of coffee to drink."
"I reap and I reap and it's like he doesn't even notice."
'We got here too late. All his fizz is gone!'