"He hasn't the heart to discharge her. She's been with him for years."
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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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"What a Christmas! First the North Pole melts, then all the elves get laid off."
"Hold it - we almost forgot his benefits package."
"I'll take one more question, from the reporter in the back reading the job listings."
"It's called monotheism, but it looks like downsizing to me."
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"Remember how I said I was happiest when we had nothing?"
"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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"On the other hand, my weekends are seven days long."
"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"When examining these new contracts, gentlemen, please note that in Paragraph 48 the word 'golden' has been replaced by 'plywood' and 'parachute' is now 'toboggan.'"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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"I still say we're stretched dangerously thing."
"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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"Ah, Mr. Conrad, you're right on time."
"I've finally learned not to measure my worth by how many employees I have."
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No Layoffs Next 200 Miles
"Whatever the economy is doing, it's doing it without me."
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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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"It's simple enough, Langdon, but I'll explain again. To help pay off the debt that we incurred when we bought this company, we've sold some of you into slavery."
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