"He hasn't the heart to discharge her. She's been with him for years."
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"The trick, as I see it, is to insulate yourself with layers of deadwood."
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"We're still the same, great company we've always been, only we've ceased to exist."
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"Maybe zero tolerance is setting the bar too high."
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"What a Christmas! First the North Pole melts, then all the elves get laid off."
"Oh, come on, you know we should have switched to touch-tone years ago."
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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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"Do you have any problem being fired by a women?"
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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."
"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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"Hank, when you're finished firing this gentleman I have some rather unfortunate news for you as well."
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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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"Is that one of the emotions people talk about?"
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