"He hasn't the heart to discharge her. She's been with him for years."
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"Maybe zero tolerance is setting the bar too high."
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"Don't think of it as getting fired. Think of it as finally being recognized for your incompetence."
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"Of course the company appreciates your years of loyalty."
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"My leaving Wilkins & Jennings was perfectly amicable. They felt that I should be fired, and I agreed."
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"Remember how I said I was happiest when we had nothing?"
"Apparently, fifty is the new unemployed."
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"We're laying you off, but, as a favor, howabout one last pratfall on your way out?"
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"We don't fire people here, Thompson, we tag them and release them into the wild."
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"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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"We're looking for people to fire."
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"He's no longer here!"
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"Now that you've met all the people who could easily replace you, I'd like you to meet the person who is actually going to replace you."
"So Jones really did take the stairs."
"Would you take the guy at Table 4? I used to be his broker."
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"I'm at the point where I find mixed signals reassuring."
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"Here's a late bulletin. Wendy and I have been fired, so we'll just say goodbye and God bless."
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"Got some bad news for you, Larry."
"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"When examining these new contracts, gentlemen, please note that in Paragraph 48 the word 'golden' has been replaced by 'plywood' and 'parachute' is now 'toboggan.'"
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"Don't forget to torch the place when you leave."
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"We like you, Hatcher, and we like your work, but we've been offered magic beans."
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"Well, I'm sorry, Wendell, I just assumed you knew you were a frill."
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'Where's My Job'
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