(Originally posted in 2007)
Real quotes from former overlords of mine.
"Not everyone gets promoted to busboy. You gotta prove yourself on the dish line first. Only the best make busboy."
"You get an hour for lunch, but try to be back in 45 minutes so the person covering your register can take their hour."
"Write whatever you want. Nobody listens to that crap anyway." (Referring to "coming up next" narration over the end credits of a TV show or movie)
"We want spots with a real cum-in-your-face feel to them."
"The good news is, I can hire you. The bad news is, I can't pay you."
"Did you get hit in the head or something?" (after I did an uncharacteristically poignant promo for the movie, Corinna, Corinna)
"I don't want to hear the phones ringing three or four times! You guys should answer them before they even ring."
"I like the spot. I don't really like the script or the music, and the VO is awful, but otherwise it's fine."
"You didn't show enough enthusiasm at the staff meeting. Everyone else seemed really into it."
"Where do you see yourself in five years?" ("Bangin' your old lady?")
Let's hear yours.