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  1. And if you look real closely, right down near the very bottom of that hierarchy by the bottom of the floor, you’ll see the tiny little speck that is me….oh, wait, that’s just a rat turd. Never mind.

  2. I’d have thought the pyramid was the other way around (as a sociopath is unlikely to “network” well enough to be promoted), but interestingly, middle management stays the same…

  3. The only social lubricant more effective than booze is psychotic self-absorption.
    Fortunately, some executives are merely alcoholics.

  4. hahaha! well put!

  5. One of your best cartoons in a while. I love it.

  6. Great! Reminds me of my own less elegant take on organisations… http://www.johnniemoore.com/blog/archives/000211.php

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