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"Well, if doodling all day is busy, I was busy."
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"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.'
'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?'
"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?'
Monday 5:30 am
The perils of the focus group.
'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!'
"We're an international company. That means you slave away 12 hours a day like a Chinese worker and you get paid like a worker in Bangladesh!"
"Oh dear...the last 480 minutes of the working day are everlasting..."
"I told him he was punching out too hard. This time the time clock punched back."
'Thank God it's Monday.'
'You can't go to work like that. You're wearing your Monday face with your Casual Friday attire.'
'Yes, it was 'Take Your Child To Work Day,' but you weren't supposed to leave him there!'
'What hours did you do at your last job?' - '8 til 4' - 'How was it?' - 'Alright. It was a bit like 9 til 5...' - '...except I started an hour earlier and finished an hour earlier.' - 'No... no... brain... pain...'
'It only seems like that because you got in on time.'
'The plumber will be with you in between 5 and 1000 working days...'