"Still, this beats my old job working at Wal-Mart."
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"I got the part, but I play a waiter."
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Escaping the Office
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"Being an accountant gives him that extra aura of danger."
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"I was great in high school."
"It's not fair that I have to get up and live the day I already had nightmares about."
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"And this is where we bottle our rage."
"We're looking for someone who is thrilled just to have a job."
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"You said I'd be part of a team."
"Can I start you off with my disappearance?"
"It's incredible!""Then why do I feel like such a hack?"
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"You know what I'd like to try someday? Landlubbing."
Man In The Stocks Used As A Clock
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"Son, we Billinghams have always made our careers in medicine, law or finance - that's why I want you to reconsider your plan to become a Mafia don."
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"Who hired this clown?"
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"But if you were a real boy you wouldn't be allowed to work such long hours."
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"Have you been trying to fix this yourself."
"What podcasts should I download to help me stay complacent and tethered to a job I hate?"
"Every aggressive, controversial firm needs a lightening rod, Garvey."
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It's unanimous: the president is still doing a good job.
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"You have a fine reputation, Simmons. How much do you want for it?"
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You Are Not Your Job
Once upon a time vs. today
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