"Someone's misfiled Harrington."
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"The entrance to my cubicle is three feet away. Please respect my partition."
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"Take the severance package, Hayward. The rest of the board wanted a ritual slaying."
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"I'm taking you off of the Henderson account and putting you into this steel drum."
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"Senior Vice-President Buffington reporting, sir. Requests permission to advance and be recognized."
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"Remember, you weren't hired to think-you were hired because you have opposable thumbs."
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"And another thing, Beckton, I don't recall ever saying, 'Correct me if I'm wrong.' "
"I don't like to pull rank, but I'm the one with two papers."
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"Nothing's wrong - it's a managerial technique I learned from my mother."
"I think it's time we established new guidelines for corporate behavior."
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"I'm always suspicious of empty wastebaskets."
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"You always get the good gossip out here around the vodka cooler."
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"I used to be known as Mr. Nice Guy, but I bought my way out."
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"Sir, all the junior executives join me in thanking you for sending down the cookies."
"The new scapegoats are in."
"Got your e-mail, thanks."
"Do you ever have days when you can't seem to rise above petty politics?"
"It has come to my attention that someone here at management level has given a sucker an even break."
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"Do you want Regular Hold or our new Power Hold?"
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"Legal and accounting were O.K. with it, but I had trouble getting it past archery."
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"That will be all, Mallison. I must say I like the way you kept your mouth shut throughout our little talk."
"I don't mean to keep popping in on you, sir, but I just naturally gravitate toward power."
"There's a changing of the guard, and my weaknesses are suddenly my strengths!"
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"Be frank, Jan. Do I look ousted?"
"Better yet, why don't I have my people kick your lying butt?"
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