"Maybe zero tolerance is setting the bar too high."
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"Go find out why a peasant is giggling at midday."
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"Sometimes it's best just to brick them up into their cubicles."
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"The dip in sales seems to coincide with the decision to eliminate sales staff."
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"Sorry, kid, I can't afford to retire."
"This isn't a priority - put our worst people on it."
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Sign beside a construction site that reads "People Working (Most of them men)".
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"Someone, call the office and see if we can get a fresh carrot."
"Look - we'll whistle when it's fifteen dollars an hour."
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"Actually, I think this job came from India.''
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"Everybody has a headache since we switched to solar."
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"Am I sensing defeatism?"
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"Oh, my God. Old people."
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"On my home planet, I was a deity."
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"Any suggestions one who to get rid of?"
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