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Boss: 'Speak up Smythe, I know you've got an opinion, I told you what it was in my email this morning!'
"We want to include you in this decision without letting you affect it."
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"When I said I didn't want a bunch of yes-men, I didn't mean that I wanted a bunch of no-men."
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"You're welcome to follow me, but no drafting."
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'Great job at today's meeting, Dunwoody. You're finally discovering your own voice as a yes-man!'
"I don't mean to keep popping in on you, sir, but I just naturally gravitate toward power."
"If I want another yes-man I'll build one."
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"You're eminently qualified for the job, but our diversity policy calls for a yes-woman in this position,"
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"That will be all, Mallison. I must say I like the way you kept your mouth shut throughout our little talk."
"Hurry, or we will be late for my lecture on how to delegate work."
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"Sage nodding got me where I am today."
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"We've been accused of being a group of 'Yes' men!"
"Your resume is impressive, but most importantly...how may years experience do you have as a 'yes man'?"
"So long as you help me feed him you and I will be inseparable..."
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"Our department is a meritocracy where we value our employees for their competencies and abilities. Therefore, all those that demonstrated an extraordinary ability in flattering their hierarchical superiors were promoted."
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"Can I make my own decisions...what do you think?"
'I need yes men. Someone who can convince the customers to say yes.'
"Still, Edgar, you were loyal longer than most, and I'd like to thank you for that."
'Is it my imagination, Ms. Harris, or lately are my yes-men just nodding?
"You're looking sharp today, Appleby."
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'Haddock, how about one final 'yes sir' before I fire all the yes-men.'
'I've had it with all you yes-men! -- I'm going to create something with free will!'
"Fenwick, do you see any mistletoe on my coattail?"
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"To get the things you want in life, you need to learn to bark and wag your tail!"
"Well, I don't consider myself a yes-man. I'm the boss's personal consensus builder."