"A billion is a thousand million? Why wasn't I informed of this?"
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"Well, Stoddard, I think I've bounced enough ideas off you for one day."
"Even though you gave the CEO a kidney, this is a lot of sick days."
Tags:organ, organs, organ donor, organ donors, organ donation, corporate culture, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, sick day, sick days, sick leave, perk, perks, expectation, expectations, business, businesses, kidney, kidneys, generous, generosity, spite, spiteful, high expectations, office drone, office drones, underling, underlings, corporate culture, impersonal
"See that? He's the kind of peasant I detest."
A child carries a queen's train in a shirt labeled "Staff".
"Guess you were right, chief--I just needed to be burped."
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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."
Tags:debt, debts, debtor, debtors, corporate mentality, corporate mentalities, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies, pay off debt, pays off debt, paying off debt, explain, explains, explaining, taskmaster, taskmasters, executive, executives, boss, bosses, ethics, morality, immoral, immorality, unethical, underling, underlings, office drone, office drones, layoff, layoffs, firing, firings, sack, sacks, sacking, sackings, sacked
"No—a bigger box."
Tags:secretary, secretaries, office assistant, office assistants, office assistance, assistant, assistance, executive, executives, businessman, businessmen, murder, murders, murdering, cover-up, covering up, covers up, hide the body, hiding the body, casket, caskets, shooting, shootings, workplace shooting, workplace shootings, guilt, guilty, coverup, coverups, underling, underlings, corporate ladder, corporate culture
"Hayward and his whole deal have just been dumped in my lap."
Tags:work, works, workload, workloads, work hard, works hard, working hard, burden, burdens, needy, neediness, boss, bosses, underling, underlings, babysitter, babysitters, babysitting, executive, executives, reassure, reassures, reassuring, reassurance, reassurances, workload, workloads, work load, work loads, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies
"We'll be happy to put you on file, Mr. Bannister, but we don't have anything for an underling at the moment."
"And stop swishing your tail when I'm talking to you."
Tags:executive, executives, business executive, business executive, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, lion, lions, impertinent, impertinence, impatient, impatience, authority, authoritative, wild animal, wild animals, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchies, underling, subordinate, subordination, management style, management styles
"Oh well, what does a jester know?"
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatrist, psychiatry, psychiatrists, king, kings, upset, upsetting, jester, jesters, underling, underlings, court jester, court jesters, empathy, empathetic, insult, insults, insulted, insulting
C.E.O. of the Month
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"I'm looking to hire someone who can be acquiescent without making me uncomfortably aware of it."
Tags:underling, underlings, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, acquiesce, acquiescing, subservient, subservience, attitude, attitudes, boss, bosses, manager, managers, corporate culture, power trip, power trips, new hire, new hires, ideal employee, ideal employees, interview, interviews, job interview, job interviews, honest, honesty, self-aware, self-awareness
"You're not standing in the designated protest area."
Tags:protest, protests, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, managements, criticism, constructive criticism, feedback, feedbacks, underling, underlings, dog, dogs, attack dog, attack dogs, working environment, working environments, work environment, work environments, office politics, corporate culture
"And you can rest assured that your problem is being ignored at the very highest levels."
Tags:men, problems, office, hierarchy, ignore, ignores, ignoring, ignored, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate hierarchy, corporate culture, underling, underlings, office drone, office drones, corporate drone, corporate drones, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, office executive, office executives, mankoff
"When I said I didn't want a bunch of yes-men, I didn't mean that I wanted a bunch of no-men."
Tags:executive, executives, yes-men, yes-man, no-man, no-men, power, powerful, sycophant, sycophants, fawn, fawner, fawning, lickspittle, lickspittles, kowtow, kowtower, suck up, suck ups, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, manager, managers, employees, employee, minion, minions, underling, underlings, meeting, meetings, corporate meeting, corporate meetings, be careful what you wish for
"This is Abramson, our new piñata."
Tags:office pinata, office pinatas, pinata, pinatas, fall guy, fall man, fall guys, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, boss, bosses, underling, underlings, outcast, outcasts, social outcast, social outcasts, loser, losers, mock, mocks, mocking, mockery, mockeries, ridicule, ridicules, ridiculing, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, chain of command, chains of command, bottom rung, bottom rungs
"I though you said I should take the ball and slowly meander around with it."
Tags:analogy, analogies, business analogy, business analogies, football analogy, football analogies, incompetent, incompetence, bad employee, bad employees, take the ball and run with it, expression, expressions, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, underling, underlings, lazy, laziness, saying, sayings
"We could argue forever about whether or not that was justified.
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"He'll finish your nap for you."
Tags:office, offices, corporate, nap, naps, napping, napping on the job, goofing off, asleep at the wheel, sleeping on the job, sleep, sleepy, sleeping, assistant, assistants, fatigue, tired, intern, interns, internship, internships, underling, underlings, staying awake, afternoon nap, afternoon naps
"They look happy."
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"You do have good ideas, Philips, but around here we don't rush wildly ahead and do any damned thing just because it happens to be a good idea."
Tags:good idea, good ideas, idea, ideas, idea man, idea men, innovate, innovates, innovating, innovation, innovations, innovator, innovators, reward, rewards, rewarding, corporate culture, bureaucracy, bureaucracies, bureaucrat, bureaucrats, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, manager, managers, upper management, boss, bosses, office drone, office drones, office worker, office workers, underling, underlings
"Wow, this is neat, dad. Can I yell at some of your underlings?"
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"Damnit, that's not what I call accountability."