"No, not there, please. That's where I'm going to put my head."
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"Sorry, kiddo. Your old man has to work so you can go to the best drug trials in the country."
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"Oh, can't complain, but I do."
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"Am I talent or product?"
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"I suppose one could say that stress is an inescapable part of the human condition."
"Thank goodness you're here - I can't accomplish anything unless I have a deadline."
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"Go say something nice about your mother's corporation."
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"And then Joel didn't come in today, soI had to do all his pillaging."
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"I'll be on vacation until I find my cell phone."
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"From staring at your pictures on my desk all day at work, I almost feel I know you."
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"What do you think of the new cubicles?"
Freedom, Liberty and 5:01 on a Friday.
Exec Has His Whole Life At His Desk
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"I didn't go to the office today. I went to the zoo."
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"Remember when the old guys were on top and the young guys were on the bottom?"
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Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
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"For the sake of morale, Duffy, could you at least try to look stressed?"
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"I've just about had it with these corporate retreats."
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"Sorry kid, this job will always be eight percent email."
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"Don't let the infinity throw you."
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A man on a desert island has an inbox and outbox both filled with sand.
"The majestic way they climb higher and higher until they seem to kiss the sky reminds me of the huge pile of work I have waiting for me when I get back."
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