"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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"How about that! We're both carrying the same de-luxe executive personal-management portfolio."
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"Does anyone know C.P.A.?"
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"Come closer, Leroux - I like to work with my hands."
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Back to The Present - I
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"Excuse me-those performance reviews were supposed to be anonymous."
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"If this turns out to be the right form, let me know."
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Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
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"Push the paper, Sean. Never pull."
"I found another piece of paper for your bulletin board."
"He's not from our department - we're hoping he'll float away."
"My God, J.B., what do I tell the staff?"
"Have to run, Al - I've got an accounting gig at two."
"The new piece of paper you like to keep on your desk came in."
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"Ed, could you make 50 copies of this, collate it, staple it, bring it to my office and place it in the recycling bin?"
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