Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Casual Comments: Trouble Brewing

"If they can't help me, I won't help them."
"Rank hath its privileges."
"He and I are having sort of a war."
"Information is power and I hang onto as much as possible."
"I communicate solely through e-mail."
"You gotta keep score of slights."
"I'll do whatever it takes to get a corner office."
"I've been doing it this way for 30 years and am not going to stop now."
"Once they promote me, I'll show them what I can really do."
"Who's the babe at the front desk?"
"They'll never miss it."
"Everybody does it."
"I don't have time to go to training."


Bob said...

humm I hear these things everyday in different companies, I just thought it was normal, I like the one about which I'd reply how do you expect to get promoted, though I would have thought that was obvious......

Michael Wade said...


I've encountered a lot of employees who would see nothing strange about the promotion remark.