"I'm sorry, sir, but I don't believe you know us well enough to call us the Fed."
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"We've decided to build a little cubicle around you and your desk, Harris."
"Please, honey, I'm with a patient, and I've asked you not to call me on this line."
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A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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"You've been warned, Hoskins."
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"She's not all over you, but she gets the job done."
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"Not to worry—I'm going to put our best-looking people on the job."
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"I know you're a working dog, Angus. I just don't have anything for you right now."
"We were hoping that you could work from work today."
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"If nothing else needs welding, Paula, I'm going to lunch."
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"This requires both ears."
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"What the hell? We could use an idiot."
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"Sometimes it's easier if you break the work up into little chunks."
"I'm so glad you decided to participate in our Money for Employment program."
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"Washington, New York; New York, Boston; Boston, Washington. How was your day?"
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"Mr. Harrison already sees you."
"I suppose one could say that stress is an inescapable part of the human condition."
"Go find out why a peasant is giggling at midday."
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"Thank heavens! Some work."
"Nope. Looks to me like a clear-cut case of suicide by somehow reaching around behind the back and sticking a knife in backward. Let's get a drink."
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"You realize, of course, it's not what you are that counts. It's who you know. Who do you know?
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"Crumple this into a little ball, will you?"
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"'Meetingpalooza' sounded better in the brochure."
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"I'm working part time, but I'm hoping that once I finish my master's they'll up my hours to full time."
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"Don't worry we'll medicate you through the probationary period."
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