"We're ready to begin the next phase of keeping things exactly the way they are."
Tags:office, offices, pointless, change, changes, internal change, business, businesses, manage, managers, management, managerial, managing, supervise, supervisory, supervisor, supervisors, supervises, bureaucrat, bureaucratic, organise, organised, reorganised, structure, restructure, restructured, honest, honesty, blunt, bluntness, frank, frankness
"And, while I'm away, you'll be in the good hands of my oversight committee."
Tags:oversight, oversights, oversight committee, oversight committees, absence, absences, long absence, long absences, mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, head of household, heads of household, household, households, husband, husbands, useless, uselessness, house sitter, house sitters, house sitting, trip, trips, long trip, long trips, supervisor, supervisors, supervision
"Crumple this into a little ball, will you?"
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"I'm always suspicious of empty wastebaskets."
Tags:workload, workloads, work ethic, work ethics, empty wastebasket, empty wastebaskets, empty bin, empty bins, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, managements, worker, workers, employee, employees, supervisor, supervisors, suspicious, suspicion, suspicions, office politics, lazy worker, lazy workers, lazy employee, lazy employees
"Just count it out, Henderson-don't fondle it."
Tags:bank, banks, banker, bankers, teller, money, monies, cash, wad, stack, bill, bills, boss, bosses, banking, fondle, fondling, customer service, stacks, service, services, supervisor, supervisors, supervising, supervised, criticise, criticize, manager, managed, managers, counting, count, sum, large
"The great thing about studying tiny things is that no one knows what the hell you're doing."
Tags:petri dish, petrie dish, petrie dishes, petri dishes, scientist, scientists, scientific breakthrough, research project, research projects, research, scientific research, microscopes, microorganism, microorganisms, micro-organism, micro-organisms, work ethic, work ethics, manager, managers, management, supervisor, supervisors, lab, labs, laboratory, laboratories
"I'm going to need a larger waste basket, Al, Marge and I want to start a family."
Tags:mouse, mice, rat, rats, rodent, rodents, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism, household, households, home, homes, office manager, office managers, office management, office, offices, office supply, office supplies, office equipment, manager, managers, management, supervisor, supervisors, supervising, supervision, boss, bosses, employee, employees, employment, promotion, promotions, family, children, child, family planning, pregnancy, fatherhood, father, color, colour
"Can you rewrite this in 3-D?"
Tags:manager, managers, management, supervisor, supervisors, editor, edit, edits, editing, editors, agent, agents, claim, claims, request, unreasonable, unreasonable requests, unreasonable request, publishing, publisher, publishers, writer, writers, novel, novella, novels, novel writing, poem, poet, poetry, poets, poetic, literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, should be writing, you should be writing, manuscript, artistic, artist, artists, art, arts, culture, cultured, writer's block, bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, critic, trend, trends, trending, trendy, 3d, 3-d
Man at a desk with a sign reading "Your Friend"
Tags:desk, desks, office, offices, man, men, business, businessman, businessmen, name tag, name tags, name plate, name plates, executive, executives, sign, signs, signage, friend, friends, friendship, your friend, friendly, happy, smile, smiles, smiling, manager, managers, boss, bosses, supervisor, supervisors
"I suggest that in future you eat all your lunch."
Tags:mom, moms, mother, mothers, mum, mums, lunch, lunches, packed lunch, packed lunches, boss, bosses, supervisor, unusual relationship, eating, eat, food, foods, appraisal, child, children, kid, kids, harsh, telling off, review, interview, reviews, interviews, dynamic, unusual dynamic, family business, business, businesses, insult, insulted, ground, grounded
"When a relationship needs mainenance, it would be great if you could just call a super."
Tags:super, supers, supervisor, supervisors, janitor, janitors, building maintenance, building super, building supers, building supervisor, building supervisors, relationship advice, marital problem, marital problems, marriage problem, marriage problems, married life, married couple, marital problem, marital problems, marital therapist, marital therapists, marital therapy, marriage therapy, marriage therapist, marriage therapists
"Give a man a job, and he'll work all day. Teach a man to delegate, and he'll take the rest of the day off."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, cubicles, cubicle, offices, office building, office ecology, office politics, modern life, modern world, working life, working world, desk job, desk jockey, elevator, hold the door, hold the elevator, social cues, supervisor, supervisors, manager, managers, management, delegate, slacking, slack off, slacking off, lazy, laziness, lazily
"He's Pulled Out The HR File! This Is It Folks, The Atomic Performance Review!"
Tags:hr, h r, human resources, human resource, manilla, manila, manilla folder, manager, managers, supervisor, supervisors, management, upper management, performance, performance review, wrestle, wrestles, wrestlers, wrestling move, special move, finisher, finishing move, wrestling, wrestler, metaphor, metaphorical, death by, death by paperwork, paperwork, wrestling ring, offices, office work, admin, employee, employees
Shepherd watching sheep on closed circuit TV
Tags:shepherd, shepherds, sheep, lamb, lambs, farm, farming, livestock, animal, animals, tv, tvs, t.v., television, televisions, closed-circuit, close circuit, security, protection, safety, modern life, technology, modern, innovation, surveillance, guard, guards, guardian, guardians, security guard, security guards, supervision, supervisor, supervisors, relaxed, relaxing, relaxation
"You have to learn to relax, even though I'm creeping you out."
Tags:business, businessmen, businessman, businesses, office, offices, corporate, corporations, corporation, creep, creepy, workplace harassment, harass, harassed, harassment, harassment policy, policy, policies, relax, relaxation, tense, tension, massages, office, offices, management, manager, managers, supervisor, supervisors
"At least they're not micromanaging you anymore."
Tags:office, offices, office life, desk, desks, cubicle, cubicles, worker, workers, job, jobs, work, employment, employee, employees, manager, managers, management, micromanager, micromanagers, micromanaging, micromanagement, micro-manager, micro-managers, micro-managing, micro-management, surveillance, surveillance camera, surveillance cameras, video camera, video cameras, security camera, security cameras, camera, cameras, supervision, spying, extreme, big brother, watching, watching your every move, watching carefully, supervisor, supervisors, personal privacy, no privacy, invasion of privacy, constant surveillance, under surveillance, constant supervision, can't escape, no escape, business, businessman, businessmen, technology
"Care to give to the fund to help save your job?"
Tags:manager, managers, supervisor, supervisors, middle management, upper management, constant, constantly, who do you think you are, who do they think they are, superior, superiority, superiority complex, beg, begging, fund, funds, charity, charity funds, wage, wages, going out of business, out of business, closing down, closing, lay off, lay offs, lay-off, lay-offs, modern world, working world, office drone, office drones, big business, cut, cuts, cut back, cut backs
"If you're ever sick of anything and your secretary needs some papers signed, I can do your signature perfectly."
Tags:sick, on leave, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, fill in, filling in, replace, replacement, sign, signed, signature, signatures, forge, forged, forgery, suck up, secretary, secretarial, boss, big boss, management, middle management, supervisor, supervisors, office ecology, office drone, rat race, office drones, working world, white collar crime, world of work, modern world, corporate, c corporation, corporations, top down
"I thought I told you not to suddenly burst into my office with something I should have taken care of weeks ago."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, cubicles, cubicle, offices, office building, office ecology, office politics, modern life, modern world, working life, working world, desk job, desk jockey, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, management, supervisor, supervisors, manager, managers
"Thank you for neglecting your work long enough to listen to my thoughts on efficiency."
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"I'm not trying to micro-manage – I'm just plain old snooping."
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When the cat's away, the mice will...
"The security cameras are down so I've been sent to stare at you while you work."
"Don't say it – I'll clean out my desk."