40 Days without an on-the-job conversation.
"Sometimes I think the collaborative process would work better without you."
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"My child's school is having an auction, so can your entire life come to a halt?"
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"What the hell? We could use an idiot."
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"You always get the good gossip out here around the vodka cooler."
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"Psst. Is everyone still mad at me?"
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"I'd never go out with him, but he does give great cubicle."
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"Got your e-mail, thanks."
Co-pilot smirks at paper airplane stuck in the hair of the pilot
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"We can't say 'new and improved' until we come up with a product."
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"We went with an open floor plan because it can really facilitate a shared sense of hysteria."
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"I don't know if I have leadership skills. I telecommute."
"Sorry—just thinking out loud."
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"Oh and, incidentally, Whit, I'm afraid there's room for only one haircut like this around here."
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"For the sake of morale, Duffy, could you at least try to look stressed?"
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"That was a brilliant observation, but it was poorly phrased."
"Denise, will you be my co-anchor?"
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"Or maybe you're at the office and you discover that somebody has been using the copy machine for personal purposes."
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"It's not you, Rob. It's just that things are moving a little too fast."
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"I say, if at first you don't succeed, redefine success."
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"He must be around here somewhere. His scooter's still warm."
"We could agree to disagree but then you'd still be wrong."
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"I'm going across the street for a sandwich and coffee. Can I get you something?"
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"About these experiments you've conducted for twelve years. . . no one remembers hiring you."
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"Be prepared when you meet Mr. Henderson. He gives hugs."
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