A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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"No, not there, please. That's where I'm going to put my head."
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"Sorry, Ted. I probably should have said 'spoiler alert' before I fired you."
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"It's badly sprained, McElroy, and you know as well as I do that I'd only slow you down. Go on without me—and that's a direct order!"
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"My instincts tell me to call an emergency board meeting. My emotions tell me to have it at the all-nude bar across the street."
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"Whatever the economy is doing, it's doing it without me."
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"You can have Burnett's old office and Burnett's old desk, but it's not right for you to have Burnett's old number."
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"It came with the job."
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"I believe you've already met my associate, Tinker Bell."
Back to The Present - I
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"I'll have the Master of Business Administration Lunch."
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Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
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A rabbit sits at an office desk, the edges of which are lined with numerous framed pictures of his many offspring.
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"No sweat, Chief. I'm taking a personal day."
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"Take my advice—never let anybody talk you into joining the Tie-of-the-Month Club."
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Born In Captivity.
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"Reviewing the tape after work relaxes me."
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Bear Office Worker
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"Brodman, after giving it much thought, I've decided to let you go for no apparent reason."
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"Sorry, Lombdard - the shadow stays."
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"You've been in harness for twenty seven years, Hargraves, and now we'd like to shoot you."
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"O.K., if you put it that way."
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"There's corporate me and there's me, and, by God, we both know how to have fun."
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