"Hi, Dad. Investment banking wasn't that great after all."
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"I design retinal-controlled destination-mapping interfaces for self-driving transportation, but not in the traditional sense."
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"I'm sorry, sir, but I don't believe you know us well enough to call us the Fed."
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"I've told you why I need a dog. Now suppose you tell me what makes you think you might be that dog."
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"It's the old story. I was in the middle of successful acting career when I was bitten by the accounting bug."
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A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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"You've been warned, Hoskins."
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"She's not all over you, but she gets the job done."
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"I'm afraid your M.B.A. loses some of its lustre in light of the fact that you were home-schooled."
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"I see you've flown around the world in a plane, and settled revolutions in Spain. Around a golf course you're under par. Metro-Goldwyn has asked you to star. Very impressive, I must admit, but we're looking for someone with marketing experience."
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"Yeah, I was into the pet thing for a while, but that scene wasn't for me."
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"We were hoping that you could work from work today."
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"Don't you have another retirement plan?"
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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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"This requires both ears."
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"Yes, but what I really want to do is write children's books."
Hollywood Think Tank
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"Oh, can't complain, but I do."
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"He's no longer here!"
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"I hope no one's noticed, but I am totally phoning it in today."
Walking Tours of New York
"We have only jobs here, Mr. Sanderson, not 'gigs.' "
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"Sometimes I wish you had taken that job in New York."
"I don't know, Al. On the one hand, there's no doubt that it's a made-work, dead-end job, but, on the other hand, it's also a vice-presidency."
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