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"Tom, mentoring is more than encouraging people to be just like you."
'Why is it that nothing ever gets done at these meetings?'
'No, Adam, 'awesome' is not an acceptable choice of what you want to be when you grow up.'
'Look, I really do want to talk to you about last night's 'lost'... it just feels a little cliched to do it right here.'
'If this ever stops running, just smack it here a bunch of times and it should start right up.'
'Oh great, now I'm carsick again... Man, did I ever get into the exact wrong line of work.'
"All of my work deals with the theme of exclusion."
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'For cryin' out loud! Can't you forget about work for just one day?!'
'For cryin' out loud! Just for once can't we go on vacation without you bringing some work along!?'
'Our interns work extremely long hours. The harness will help keep them awake during your operation.'
Jim found a way to make some extra cash on days when there was no work.
Back to The Present - I
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'Dad, can you teach me to swim?' 'Well, I'm not much of a swimmer, but I can teach you to tread water. I do that every day at work.'
'We start them working at a young age.'
"Held up at work? You could have called."
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ZZZ... 'Work, work, work, that's all I ever do!' ZZZ...
'Dear, I'm going to be late. I have lots of paperwork to do.'
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"Look - we'll whistle when it's fifteen dollars an hour."
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"They fixed the printer."
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
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"I always said I'd sleep when I'm dead, and yet here I am doing paperwork."
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"I miss the old cubicles."
'You're late for work again, Hayes. What's your lame excuse this time?'
'Hi hon. Me? I'm just getting some work done and the kids are playing in the other room.'
'...How can I trust you to handle multimillion-dollar accounts if you can't even spin a basketball on your fingertip?'
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