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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?'
"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!'
'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.'
'No matter how toxic the corporate culture gets in his department, Bill can always be counted on to suit up and show up!'
'The only part of the job I don't like is that they celebrate 'bring yourself to work day' five times a week.'
"I'd better get busy. I have a lot of coffee to drink."
"I am dressed for the job I want."
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When the going gets tough... Then and Now
"I'm binge working tonight."
Time is HONEY
'You see what hard work and a goal can lead to? They started with carrier pigeons.'
'Remember when we used desktop computers? When everyone at least 'looked' busy?'
"Today is my birthday, Kaitlin. Have everyone work extra hard."
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'Miss Holt taught us to work well without supervision today. Then she left.'
'OK, you've been working like a dog. What's your point?'