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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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'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!'
"Look - we'll whistle when it's fifteen dollars an hour."
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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?'
'The numbers aren't working.'
Sign reads: Don't think! Just work. I'll do the thinking!
"Go find out why a peasant is giggling at midday."
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"Well the good news is that with the increase in our retirement age my pension will only have to last a few years!"
"Maybe zero tolerance is setting the bar too high."
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'We won't exactly be firing you, Brubaker. However we are switching to an all-volunteer work force.'
"Sorry, kid, I can't afford to retire."
'You don't need a union. I'll take care opf you.'
"I think we might already have lost the next set of graduates, they don't see us offering a career path..."
'Sorry I'm late... my taxi was delayed.'
"According to personnel staff are working an average of 10 hours unpaid overtime a week."
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"I don't understand why staff turnover is so high!"
"'Bring your kids to work' days are BIG in the States and I thought it could be helpful in these tough times!"
"Management is a people business, you have to be able to empathise with your staff."
"Working with the elderly requires significant capital investment....ramps, high raise chairs, alarms."
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'Motivation...I want huge amounts of money. Vast amounts of cash.'
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