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Bill Lumbergh: Oooo...yeahhhh, ummm...I'm gonna have to go ahead and sort of disagree with you there. Yeah, uh, he's been real flaky lately, and I'm just not sure that he's the caliber person that we would want for upper management. He's also been having some problems with his TPS reports.
Bob Porter: [To Slydell] I'll handle this. [To Lumbergh] We feel that the problem isn't with Peter.
Bob Slydell: Mmm-mmm.
Bob Porter: It's that you haven't challenged him enough, to get him motivated.
Bob Slydell: There it is.
Bill Lumbergh: Yeah, um, well, I'm just not sure about that right now.
Bob Slydell: [Pulls Peter's file aside, showing Lumbergh's file next] Yeah, Bill, let me ask you a real quick question here: How much time would you say you spend each week dealing with these TPS reports?
Bill Lumbergh: [Pause] Yeah...”
Bob Porter: Don’t—don't care?
Peter Gibbons: It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime, so where's the motivation? And here's another thing, I have eight different bosses right now.
Bob Porter: Eight?
Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that, and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.”
Sabrina: Josh and I are throwing a singles party at the coffeehouse. I'm sure you think it's stupid.
Roxie: I haven't been on a date in five months. I can live with stupid.
Sabrina: Well, there's no motivation like desperation.”
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