"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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"Would you take the guy at Table 4? I used to be his broker."
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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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"Great. You move to Mexico, and we all end up working at McDonald's."
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"Outsourcing? First door on your right."
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"I've had a lot of free time this year."
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A series of wind-up tin cups walk past a man on the sidewalk.
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"Then, after you have spent those 30 years working your heart out on the company's production line, you will be laid off because of a corporate merger, only to discover you have lost all your retirement benefits."
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"Cut a few thousand jobs here, boss, a few thousand jobs there, and they start to add up."
"We're down to two potential hires: you and an efficiency algorithm on a Malaysian server barge."
"Who do you want to replace when you grow up?"
"Our operations here close down today, and you are all emeritus!"
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