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'I don't get it...after all the budget cuts to streamline the work force, why aren't we moving faster.'
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'But APART from increased profitability, better customer support, enhanced margins, reduced stress and improved staff morale WHAT is the POINT of all this emphasis on increased PRODUCTIVITY?'
'We found the donut to be more of an incentive for him.'
'As an unpaid intern, Peabody, I think you're the ideal person to explain to the workforce why it is necessary for me to cut their pay in these difficult times for business.'
'The good news is that we've created six new jobs...and the better news is that they're all yours.'
'Great. Just what we need: another quality-improvement campaign!'
'That's our mission statement.'
"On my home planet, I was a deity."
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"Look - we'll whistle when it's fifteen dollars an hour."
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"Oh, my God. Old people."
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"The dip in sales seems to coincide with the decision to eliminate sales staff."
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'$800,000 per year? Is that with or without an incentive bonus?'
"I'll have what's left of my people get in touch with what's left of your people."
Having everyone do an hour of yoga in the office seemed like a good idea on paper.
Suggestions box/Excuses box.
'We're looking for someone who would be comfortable toiling in obscurity for at least thirty years.'
"It takes good management to keep good people."
"This isn't a priority - put our worst people on it."
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'The numbers aren't working.'
"We finally found a use for all the low hanging fruit around here."
'Oh yeah? You and whose army?'
You can discriminate against some of your employees some of the time, all of your employees some of the time, some of your employees all of the time, or I suppose you could study this.'
Sign reads: Don't think! Just work. I'll do the thinking!
'Now that we've merged, I'm laying you off.'