"Still, this beats my old job working at Wal-Mart."
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"Big day, Haskins. The training wheels come off.",
"It's an adjustment being a handshake guy in a fist-bump company."
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'Where's My Job'
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"Beyond the fine starting salary, the job of a poet laureate at this corporation also carries with it an excellent medical and dental plan."
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"As corporate sniper, you'll of course be given an office with a window."
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"Will my office be near an ice machine."
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"Lately, I've been thinking about becoming really good at something."
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"I fear there are only so many bamboo metaphors the average reader can tolerate."
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"Where's Waldo in five years?"
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"They tell me you're a nincompoop, Henderson, but you certainly do know how to maintain a crease."
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"Ever get the feeling you're in the wrong army?"
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Pirate with a Shepherd's Crook for an Arm
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"You said I'd be part of a team."
"Let's just say I'm leaving to pursue other interests."
"It's not what I expected."
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"Is this a trick question?"
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"I should warn you- I'm a hugger."
"Firkins, when you're done with those photocopies, remove the new guy from his packaging, will you?"
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"There are no medical or pension benefits, but the employees' lounge has excellent free coffee."
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"It has come to my attention that you may have been somewhat less than forthcoming in your résumé."
"You'll notice that I was born in 1968—a very prestigious year."
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"No, sir, they don't come with the cubicle—you have to order the cubicle separately."
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"This is fine, General, but how are your typing skills?"
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Where Are They Now?
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