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Recurring series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros.  In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro.  Some will be funny, some will be serious... Some will tug at your heart like when the Fox voice-over guy said, "Tonight - a very special episode of 90210"... You get the vibe... I'll do it countdown-style like they're ranked, but let's face it - they're ALL special..

"I'm here to fire you, Jerry. It's real -You should say something"...

--Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire

Ah yes, the offsite meeting.  Here's some rules/guidelines about what offsite meetings mean in your culture:

--If offsite meetings happen often and informally in your company, they mean nothing more than your normal meeting request received via outlook for Conference Room #5 on the second floor.

--If the person requesting the offsite meeting is clear about the purpose, either through what they proactively explain or give you upon request, you're good.  Play on.

--If the person says they just want to run through some things when you ask them for the offsite topic of conversation, it's probably a gripe session about someone other than you.  That's better than what's coming next.

--If the person won't really tell you what the offsite is about upon request or goes dark on you when you request the topic, beware.  The Bob Sugar approach might be just around the corner.

Bob Sugar is a sleazy, but hilarious, sports agent type in the movie Jerry Maguire.  The movie starts with Jerry having an epiphany at a conference that he's tired of the way his company does business, so he writes a manifesto and distributes it to all the partners/owners of the firm.  He then gets fired, with Bob Sugar sent by the company to do the dirty deed.

Clip appears below (email subscribers click through for video).  My favorite part?  After firing Jerry at the offsite location, Sugar breaks the silence by saying, "It's real -You should say something".  Classic lack of bedside manner when firing someone.

I also like the following quote -"What about me? You know what I went through? Knowing I was going to have to fire my mentor?"  Classic turn the tables!

Bob Sugar for president. Hit the clip below and read offsite meeting requests accordingly!


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