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"Coffee, juice, bacon, eggs, toast. I must be on my way to work."
"Well, if doodling all day is busy, I was busy."
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Carrot and stick method
"Of course under the new contract 24 hour cover will be optional..."
"You smell like a chimney."
'A day has got 24 hours. You're working here just 8 hours a day. That's why I cut down your salary by two thirds.'
'We demand shorter hours.' - 'Right, your lunch hour comes down to forty minutes.'
'I had a terrible day. . . but the money was good.'
"Do you ever feel like you're just here for the paycheck?"
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'Are you late to work, or back early from lunch?'
"Of course under your new contract the requirement for you to provide 24 hour cover is optional...you could also opt for 36 or 48 hours!"
'I didn't think friday was such a big deal when I created it. Why is everybody always thanking me for it?'
'If Wednesday is hump day, then Thursday is slump day, when you realise you have two whole days to go, and Friday is dump day, when they drop a ton of work on you at the last minute.'
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"I'll be here at my home office from nine AM till nine PM... Also from nine PM till nine AM.
Welcome to your 7395 consecutive day of working on this case.
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'Are you just back from work or on your way to the office?'
'You have a 24-hour virus? Sorry, sir -- we just work an 8-hour day here.'
Monday 5:30 am
The perils of the focus group.
"I told my boss there weren't enough hours in my day. He said that's why they invented the night."
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"You should have been here at eight o'clock."
'We discourage the question, 'Is it Friday yet?'. Especially considering it's your first day on the job.'
"I'm sorry we give you too much work to do in a day, but we're trying to fix that problem."
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"Your desk is in here now. After all, it's where you spend most of the working day!"
'Listen...you can call me wrong...you can call me crazy...just don't call me after 5!'