"On the one hand, eliminating the middleman would result in lower costs, increased sales, and greater consumer satisfaction; on the other hand, we're the middleman."
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"Wilkins, this is Cosgrove. All our offices are now double occupancy."
"It's called monotheism, but it looks like downsizing to me."
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"I'm sorry, but there is no more fast lane. We all live on the median now."
"I don't know what the hell happened - one minute I'm at work in Flint, Michigan, then there's a giant sucking sound and suddenly here I am in Mexico."
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"He's no longer here!"
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"Mr. Herman, you made me laugh and you made me cry, but you didn't make me money."
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"When examining these new contracts, gentlemen, please note that in Paragraph 48 the word 'golden' has been replaced by 'plywood' and 'parachute' is now 'toboggan.'"
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"I still say we're stretched dangerously thing."
BLEAK PROSPECTS: DOWNSIZING FOR THE NINETIES
"And the Lord said, 'They shall gradually, so as not to cause unemployment, beat their swords into plowshares.'"
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"Great. You move to Mexico, and we all end up working at McDonald's."
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"You can have Burnett's old office and Burnett's old desk, but it's not right for you to have Burnett's old number."
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"Outsourcing? First door on your right."
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"No fair. You promised you'd downsize by attrition."
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The Downsizing Continues
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"Johnson, look at the lilies of the field. They neither spin nor toil. Fire them."
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"The boondocks R us, I guess."
"The dip in sales seems to coincide with the decision to eliminate sales staff."
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"Everything I had in my shell is now on my tablet."
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"We've decided, Carmichael, to give you back to the community."
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"The Pentagon is not getting nearly as much pie as they used to get."
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"Careful! That's his firing hand."
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The Three Little Overextended Pigs
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"That's it. I'm taking the buyout."
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