"We can't offer you a golden parachute, however we do offer a very attractive escape hatch."
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"Don't listen to her - she's a control freak. Now, let me tell you what you're gonna do."
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"Think hard. Is there anything that could have happened during the lunch hour that could have caused your not being allowed back in the building?"
"Excuse me! I might have said 'yada yada yada' but I never said 'blah, blah, blah'!"
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"We'd like to switch you from working under the radar to living off the grid."
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"And I wasn't even replaced by the latest model of robot."
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"Now that I've been let go, the commute is all I have."
"Long story short: you're fired."
"When are we going for lunch?"
"Yes we need it back. The team fired you, not Sharky."
"He said, 'Hayward, you've given us twenty-seven years of loyal, dedicated service, and I hate to have to let you go.' Then he fell out the window."
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"I'd like you to head up the new team recently let go."
"Look around you,Crawford. I want you to savor being employed."
"Your clone, Melford, has come of work age – you must now leave."
"First of all Harringnton, let me tell you how much we all admire your determination not to choose between job and family."
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"Our operations here close down today, and you are all emeritus!"
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"We'd like you to take early retirement, retroactive to the day you started working here."
"I've been at home in a fired capacity."
"Don't say it – I'll clean out my desk."
"Here – if you dose at the exact moment you get fired, it really heightens the experience."