"Great for worship then! Great for retail now!"
Tags:church, churches, consumer, consumers, consumerism, consumerist, agenda, agendas, retail, retailer, retailers, commercialism, commercial district, commercial districts, estate agent, estate agents, real estate, real estate agent, real estate agents, letting agent, letting agents, selling point, selling points, sell out, sells out, selling out, declining, decline, declines, church attendance, religious
"We the jury, on the advice of our lawyers, decline to render a verdict."
Tags:court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, trial, trials, legal system, justice system, law, judge, judges, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, judgement, judgements, verdict, verdicts, jury, juries, advice, legal advice, render, rendering, decline, declining, legal problem, legal problems
The decline and fall of the recording industry.
Tags:music, music industry, recording industry, lp, vinyl, record, records, cd, cds, disc, discs, disk, disks, mp3, mp3s, download, downloads, downloadable, streaming, online, internet, technology, song, songs, album, albums, musician, musicians, record company, record companies, record label, record labels, physical copy, file, files, decline, modern life, computer, computers, modern technology
"Perhaps we could ﬁnd a way to redeﬁne 'proﬁt.'"
Tags:profit, profits, profiting, loss, losses, innovate, innovates, innovating, innovation, innovations, innovator, innovators, boardroom, boardrooms, boardroom meeting, boardroom meetings, sales, decline, declines, declining, business decline, business declining, downturn, downturns, economic downturn, idea man, idea men, solution, solutions, outside the box, think, thinks, thinking, thinker, thinkers, corporation, corporations, corporate profit, corporate profits
"I used to be innocent. Then I was naive. Now I'm just dumb."
Tags:psychology, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, innocent, innocence, naive, gullible, dumb, stupid, intelligence, ego, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth, self-value, mental health, worry, worries, worrying, anxious, anxiety, anxieties, mental health, decline, declines, declining, deteriorate, deteriorates, deteriorating, deterioration, devolve, devolves, devolving, devolution, middle age, middle-aged, midlife crisis
"It's true, Caesar. Rome is declining, but I expect it to pick up in the next quarter."
"The dip in sales seems to coincide with the decision to eliminate sales staff."
Tags:sales, staff, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, restructure, restructures, restructuring, corporation, corporate, profit, profits, profit margin, profit margins, decline, declines, declining, sales decline, sales declines, shrink, shrinks, shrinking, workforce, workforces, work forces, work force, chart, charts, layoff, layoffs, lay-off, lay-offs, laid off
Wall Street Down
Tags:wall street, finance, financial crash, financial crashes, stock market, stock markets, stock market crash, stock market crashes, recession, the recession, recessions, double-dip recession, double dip recession, stock exchange, stock exchange, the new york stock exchange, the new york stock exchange, shares, share, failing, failure, stats, statistics, occupy wall street, drain, drains, down the drain, failure, breakdown, breakdowns, collapse, collapses, decline, declines
The New Abnormal
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, nuclear family, nuclear families, conjugal family, conjugal families, elementary family, elementary families, marriage, marriages, divorce, divorces, separation, separations, divorce rate, divorce rates, depopulation, birthrate, birthrates, declining population, declining, decline, declines, abnormal, unusual, social issues, social problems
"We're upgrading our business to something worse."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., chief executive officer, chief executive officers, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, upgrade, upgrades, upgrading, worse, company, companies, corporation, corporations, growth, product, products, expansion, expanding, improvement, improvements, decline
"Oh, stop your frettin'"
Tags:fretting, fret, frets, worrying, worry, worries, profit, profits, loss, losses, catastrophic losses, board room, board rooms, board, businessman, businessmen, businesswoman, businesswomen, business, bad business, bad for business, board meeting, board meetings, texas, texan, texans, cowboys, cowboy, cowboy hat, cowboy hats, stetson, stetsons, cowboy businessmen, cowboy businessman, decline, declines, declining, declining profits
The Crummiest Generation
Tags:the greatest generation, world war ii, world war ii veteran, wwii, veteran, veterans, vet, vets, boomer, boomers, baby boomer, baby boomers, the worst generation, generation, generations, vegetarian food, vegetarian foods, cultural decline, cultural declines, decline, declines, devolve, devolves, devolution
First Robin of Spring
Watching the decline
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, stock market, stocks, stock, crash, stock market crash, decline, investment, investments, investment banking, investment banker, investment bankers, graph, graphs, chart, charts, finance, finances, financial
"I thought it would be appropriate to have a band playing as we went down."
Tags:business, businesses, company, companies, corporation, corporations, corporate, businessman, businessmen, businesswoman, businesswomen, meeting, meetings, boardroom, boardrooms, board meeting, board meetings, chairman, chairmen, executive, executives, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive officer, chief executive officers, boss, bosses, manager, managers, board member, board members, office, offices, office life, graph, graphs, chart, charts, decline, declining, sinking, sink, profits, profit, sinking ship, sinking ships, musician, musicians, music, musical instrument, musical instruments, musical accompaniment, band, bands, bankruptcy, insolvency, appropriate, cliche, cliches
"No, Our stock is doing fine. It's me that's declining."
"Until the numbers improve I'm suspending the group hug.''
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"Uh, obfuscation fails me."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, stock, stocks, stockholder, stockholders, stock market, stock markets, bank, banks, banker, bankers, investment, investments, investment banker, investment bankers, investment banking, banking, obfuscation, obscure, unclear, fail, failed, decline
"We used to make things in this country—like license plates."
Tags:prison, prisons, complain, complaints, irony, ironic, licence plates, inmate, inmates, forced labour, forced labor, gus harrison correctional facility, michigan, history, historical, decline, industrial decline, declining, declines, production, produces, nationalist, nationalism, nationalistic, criminal, criminals
"This is terrible—who let him in here?"
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, meeting, meetings, presentation, presentations, chart, charts, graphs, graph, decline, declining, profit, profits, report, reports, finances, financial report, financial reports, money, in denial, nonacceptance, bad news
"I'm sending you an interesting article about declining birth rates."
Tags:dinosaur, dinosaurs, birth, birthrate, birthrates, extinct, extinction, endanger, endangered, old age, old people, elderly, elder, elders, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, decline, population, decreased population, decreasing population, depressing, sad, unfortunate, evolution, evolving, evolved, evolve, relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women
"I'm from the future."
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"Who wants to hear a funny story about the third quarter?"
Tags:spin, spins, spinning, profit, profits, profiting, third quarter, chart, charts, presentation, presentations, positive spin, positive spins, boardroom, boardrooms, boardroom meeting, boardroom meetings, business presentation, business presentations, huckster, hucksters, decline, declines, declining, slowdown, slowdowns, bankrupt, bankruptcy, bankruptcies
A group of businessmen read a profit chart that reads "Lousy"
"If I can't find someone else to blame, you're next!"
Tags:humanitarian aid, cartoonathon, humanitarian work, blame, blames, blaming, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, chain of command, underling, underlings, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, upper management, hierarchy, hierarchies, corporate hierarchies, corporate hierarchy, corporate structure, profit, profits, profit margin, profit margins, negative profit, negative profits, decline, declines, recession, recessions, elite, elites, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, blame game, blame games, downturn, economic downturn