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24th Jul '16 12:17:50 PM Nohbody
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* The organization running ''Webcomic/TheSnailFactory''.

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%% * The organization running ''Webcomic/TheSnailFactory''.
4th Jul '16 3:43:39 AM F1Krazy
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* Weyland-Yutani corp in ''Franchise/{{Alien}} movies'', despite being a powerful MegaCorp that has its own private army and hundreds of other personnel has spent a great deal of effort in capturing the xenomorphs, which usually ends with the xenomorphs running loose and killing everyone in their facilities.

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* Weyland-Yutani corp Corp. in ''Franchise/{{Alien}} movies'', the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movies, despite being a powerful MegaCorp that has its own private army and hundreds of other personnel has spent a great deal of effort in capturing the xenomorphs, which usually ends with the xenomorphs running loose and killing everyone in their facilities.



** the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation is every single trait of one of these turned UpToEleven. The Complaints Department ("Share and Enjoy") occupies ''all the major landmasses of three planets'' and is the only profitable part of the company. The popularity of its products is {{justified}}, in a PlayedForLaughs kind of way.

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** the The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation is every single trait of one of these turned UpToEleven. The Complaints Department ("Share and Enjoy") occupies ''all the major landmasses of three planets'' and is the only profitable part of the company. The popularity of its products is {{justified}}, in a PlayedForLaughs kind of way.



%% * Grace Brothers in ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''.



* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' has Grace Brothers as the main setting. It is a declining old fashioned British department store run by two doddering old men whose managerial practices are hopelessly out of touch with reality while the staff continually bicker among themselves in petty rivalries for privileges and sales quotas.

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* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' has Grace Brothers as the main setting. It is a declining old fashioned declining, old-fashioned British department store run by two doddering old men whose managerial practices are hopelessly out of touch with reality while the staff continually bicker among themselves in petty rivalries for privileges and sales quotas.



* Alpha Team's training program was depicted this way in ''Alpha Team: Ogel's Last Stand''. [[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Their "training" consisted of a Drill Sergeant who spent all his time forcing people to march "up and down the square]] or [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus brutally abusing recruits in an effort to teach them how to defend themselves against fresh fruit. Meanwhile their other programs included a "complaints" department with lessons on complaining, and lessons on being hit on the head.]] They seem to have gotten their act together by the time of the ''[[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG Dino Attack]]'', though.

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* Alpha Team's training program was depicted this way in ''Alpha Team: Ogel's Last Stand''. [[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Their "training" consisted of a Drill Sergeant who spent all his time forcing people to march "up and down the square]] square"]] or [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus brutally abusing recruits in an effort to teach them how to defend themselves against fresh fruit. Meanwhile their other programs included a "complaints" department with lessons on complaining, and lessons on being hit on the head.]] They seem to have gotten their act together by the time of the ''[[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG Dino Attack]]'', though.



* It took multiple zombie virus outbreaks caused by the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'''s Umbrella Corporation before the shareholders finally bailed and the company got shut down.
* Atlas in VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}. While it does make good-quality firearms like the Atlas Chimera Revolver™, Kyros' Spear™, its soldiers are competent, and it can effectively build colonies on planets, its management is idiotic. How much? A five-year-old admiral is put in charge thanks to "Goddamn Nepotism," it's full of cheerful and pointless ComedicSociopathy, and the propaganda department is full of card carrying villainy.

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* It took multiple zombie virus outbreaks caused by the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'''s Umbrella Corporation before the shareholders finally bailed and the company got shut down.
* Atlas in VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}. While it does make good-quality firearms like the Atlas Chimera Revolver™, Revolver™ and Kyros' Spear™, its soldiers are competent, and it can effectively build colonies on planets, its management is idiotic. How much? A five-year-old admiral is put in charge thanks to "Goddamn Nepotism," it's full of cheerful and pointless ComedicSociopathy, and the propaganda department is full of card carrying villainy.[[CardCarryingVillain card-carrying villainy]].
1st Jul '16 7:19:32 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Hyperion under the employ of [[BigBad Handsome Jack]] is far worse. He treat his human workers and the robotic Loaders as expendable pawns, builds a city near an area teeming with bandits, Threshers, and Stalkers, and is willing to resurrect an ancient alien {{Kaiju}} not knowing or caring that he'd eventually lose total control of it and possibly let it loose on the people of Pandora. As shown in ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', middle-management is filled with cutthroat douchebags obsessed with idolizing Jack as well as screwing each other over for a promotion and KlingonPromotion is a popular practice.

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** Hyperion under the employ of [[BigBad Handsome Jack]] is far worse. He treat his human workers and the robotic Loaders as expendable pawns, builds a city near an area teeming with bandits, Threshers, and Stalkers, and is willing to resurrect an ancient alien {{Kaiju}} not knowing or caring that he'd eventually lose total control of it and possibly let it loose on the people of Pandora. As shown in ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', middle-management is filled with cutthroat douchebags obsessed with idolizing Jack as well as screwing each other over for a promotion and KlingonPromotion [[KlingonPromotion killing for said promotion]] is a popular practice.
21st Jun '16 4:33:51 PM Generality
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* Although less obvious on the outside than Aperture Science, in that they are actually a profitable business, Black Mesa from ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is also an example of this. In the opening sequence on the train, Freeman travels over a storage tank leaking huge amounts of what is presumably toxic waste, sees a missile casually lying around, and nearly crashes into a robot wandering on the tracks. Throughout the course of the game you'll be forced to traverse terribly weak catwalks, building designs that make zero sense, and the infamous [[Machinima/FreemansMind room that seems to have no other purpose other than to smash boxes.]]

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* Although less obvious on the outside than Aperture Science, in that they are actually a profitable business, Black Mesa from ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is also an example of this. In the opening sequence on the train, Freeman travels over a storage tank leaking huge amounts of what is presumably toxic waste, sees a missile casually lying around, and nearly crashes into a robot wandering on the tracks. Throughout the course of the game you'll be forced to traverse terribly weak catwalks, building designs that make zero sense, and the infamous [[Machinima/FreemansMind room that seems to have no other purpose other than to smash boxes.]]]] One corridor has a sign that actually commands employees to "work harder, not smarter".
21st Jun '16 6:49:46 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCzODUHQSE4 With all of the crashes and runaways on Sodor]], it's a wonder Sir Topham Hatt's Railway stays in business.
** The logging company on Misty Island especially applies, as it makes almost no profit since cranes like Old Wheezy keep throwing logs into the river.
20th May '16 7:14:57 AM RobTan
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** In one episode, Globes targets the plant as a potential source of talented employees. They first approach Smithers, and when he turns them down they go for the number three guy at the plant- Homer. When the man who caused a meltdown in a simulation containin no radioactve materials is your best employee after the boss's HypercompetentSidekick, you have a problem.

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** In one episode, Globes Globex targets the plant as a potential source of talented employees. They first approach Smithers, and when he turns them down they go for the number three guy at the plant- Homer. When the man who caused a meltdown in a simulation containin containing no radioactve radioactive materials is your best employee after the boss's HypercompetentSidekick, you have a problem.
20th May '16 7:12:45 AM RobTan
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** In one episode, Globes targets the plant as a potential source of talented employees. They first approach Smithers, and when he turns them down they go for the number three guy at the plant- Homer. When the man who caused a meltdown in a simulation containin no radioactve materials is your best employee after the boss's HypercompetentSidekick, you have a problem.
27th Apr '16 12:37:28 PM Snarf
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** Apu is competent enough running Kwik-E-Mart, but the BigDamnMovie shows that he is not above altering expiration dates on expired products in order to improve his profit margin.
12th Apr '16 12:23:39 PM GlassRain
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* The organization running ''Webcomic/TheSnailFactory''.
10th Apr '16 7:28:52 AM Hanz
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** Hyperion under the employ of [[BigBad Handsome Jack]] is far worse. He treat his human workers and the robotic Loaders as expendable pawns, builds a city near an area teeming with bandits, Threshers, and Stalkers, and is willing to resurrect an ancient alien {{Kaiju}} not knowing or caring that he'd eventually lose total control of it and possibly let it loose on the people of Pandora.
* Cerberus of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has a long history of experiments that go horribly wrong, backfire and end with almost all parties involved killed. Among fans, [[FanFic/GloriousShotgunPrincess this is known]] [[Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul as the]] [[FanNickname Cerberus Taco Cart Theorem]].

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** Hyperion under the employ of [[BigBad Handsome Jack]] is far worse. He treat his human workers and the robotic Loaders as expendable pawns, builds a city near an area teeming with bandits, Threshers, and Stalkers, and is willing to resurrect an ancient alien {{Kaiju}} not knowing or caring that he'd eventually lose total control of it and possibly let it loose on the people of Pandora.
Pandora. As shown in ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', middle-management is filled with cutthroat douchebags obsessed with idolizing Jack as well as screwing each other over for a promotion and KlingonPromotion is a popular practice.
* Cerberus of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has a long history of experiments that go horribly wrong, backfire and end with almost all parties involved killed.killed and nothing useful gained. Among fans, [[FanFic/GloriousShotgunPrincess this is known]] [[Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul as the]] [[FanNickname Cerberus Taco Cart Theorem]].
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