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25th Nov '16 11:33:31 AM Morgenthaler
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If the victim's a BadAss hero, the JerkAss co-worker who started the fight's probably going to quickly find himself taking a dive. If it's the AntiHero doing the punching, expect his target, probably an ObstructiveBureaucrat, to also be a SissyVillain. Just don't expect the situation to escalate into meetings with managers and termination notices, and certainly don't expect anyone to get arrested on assault charges.

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If the victim's a BadAss badass hero, the JerkAss co-worker who started the fight's probably going to quickly find himself taking a dive. If it's the AntiHero doing the punching, expect his target, probably an ObstructiveBureaucrat, to also be a SissyVillain. Just don't expect the situation to escalate into meetings with managers and termination notices, and certainly don't expect anyone to get arrested on assault charges.
13th Oct '16 9:32:46 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''[='=]s Francis York Morgan openly mocks Sheriff George Woodman and make demands that would be out of line in real life (including demanding that George and Emily [[ToplessnessFromTheBack take off their shirts to show him their backs]], among other [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential player-induced antics including shoot everyone in sight, including the aforementioned cops]] - things that would have gotten reams of complaints phoned in to York's superiors and got him yanked off the case.
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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''[='=]s Francis York Morgan openly mocks Sheriff George Woodman and make demands that would be out of line in real life (including demanding that George and Emily [[ToplessnessFromTheBack take off their shirts to show him their backs]], among other [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential player-induced antics including shoot everyone in sight, including the aforementioned cops]] - things that would have gotten reams of complaints phoned in to York's superiors and got him yanked off the case.
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12th Sep '16 1:58:03 AM CrazyLegs2
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* Subverted on ''TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon gets called to H.R. for sexual harassment, then proceeds to throw the other guys under the bus for all the crap that they've pulled during work hours. It's revealed that Howard is on a first name basis with Mrs. Davis, the H.R. director, after being called to her office so many times. It's still all PlayedForLaughs, though.
16th Jul '16 10:17:14 AM nombretomado
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* The premise of ''{{Archer}}'', ISIS is a spy organization with incompetent employees. Pam, head of Human Resources, is a FatIdiot, [[AnythingThatMoves makes passes at everyone]], and is tremendous gossip. Nothing stops the rampant sexual harassment, gunfire wounds and other inter-office debacles, such as Archer making Pam pee in fear. In Archer's case, he keeps his job because his mother is the head of the company, but that doesn't explain many of the other employees.

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* The premise of ''{{Archer}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', ISIS is a spy organization with incompetent employees. Pam, head of Human Resources, is a FatIdiot, [[AnythingThatMoves makes passes at everyone]], and is tremendous gossip. Nothing stops the rampant sexual harassment, gunfire wounds and other inter-office debacles, such as Archer making Pam pee in fear. In Archer's case, he keeps his job because his mother is the head of the company, but that doesn't explain many of the other employees.
19th Apr '16 7:02:31 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Episodes like "Conflict Resolution" show that Toby's efforts have ''some'' effect.
20th Dec '15 12:44:36 PM Erzengel
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** Averted--Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side there are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Troi and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in "Hollow Pursuits, where [=LaForge=] reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.

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** Averted--Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side there are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Troi and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in "Hollow Pursuits, Pursuits", where [=LaForge=] reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.
28th Nov '15 11:36:19 AM nombretomado
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* The staff in the hospital in ''{{Scrubs}}'' spends a lot of time abusing eachother verbally and physically, usually but not always sparing their boss. Dr. Cox even punched Dr. Kelso, Chief of Medicine, in the face once.

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* The staff in the hospital in ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' spends a lot of time abusing eachother each other verbally and physically, usually but not always sparing their boss. Dr. Cox even punched Dr. Kelso, Chief of Medicine, in the face once.



** Kelso also seems to think that the most effective way to maintain a stable employee environment is to make him the central figure of everybody's hatred. The effectiveness of this is... debateable.

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** Kelso also seems to think that the most effective way to maintain a stable employee environment is to make him the central figure of everybody's hatred. The effectiveness of this is... debateable.debatable.
23rd Nov '15 9:43:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/NeilLaBute's ''InTheCompanyOfMen'' portrays two HeManWomanHater office workers who curse, swindle and manipulate their way through the movie, with most of the story revolving around their romancing and dumping a female coworker to prove that they can. While the movie's point is that HumansAreBastards, none of the numerous victims ever seem to turn to any higher authorities than these two mid-level, temporary managers. While one of them might be enough of a ManipulativeBastard to get out of trouble, the other [[UnwittingPawn most definitely isn't]], and the issue never comes up either way.

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* Creator/NeilLaBute's ''InTheCompanyOfMen'' ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'' portrays two HeManWomanHater office workers who curse, swindle and manipulate their way through the movie, with most of the story revolving around their romancing and dumping a female coworker to prove that they can. While the movie's point is that HumansAreBastards, none of the numerous victims ever seem to turn to any higher authorities than these two mid-level, temporary managers. While one of them might be enough of a ManipulativeBastard to get out of trouble, the other [[UnwittingPawn most definitely isn't]], and the issue never comes up either way.
22nd Nov '15 4:48:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', [=McCoy=]'s constantly abuses verbally Spock as a "green blooded bastard", among many other terms of endearment, all to Captain Kirk's amusement. There's some justification in the show being written in TheSixties (later Trek series reserved such blatant FantasticRacism for {{Aesop}} purposes), and in that Spock never seems anything less than amused by the insults (and gives as good as he gets), though its setting in a Utopian future aboard a military vessel makes Kirk and the crew's tacit approval of such behavior all the more baffling. And then it turns into an actual fight in "Day of the Dove," with [=McCoy=] smearing Spock, Spock getting angry and coldly announcing his dislike of the whole human race, tensions rise, Kirk gets in the middle pointing out loudly that [[HalfHumanHybrid Spock's half human]]...which, despite being the only thing that wasn't technically an insult, is the line-crossing that makes him realize something is very wrong here, and then they start tracking down the latest [[EmotionBomb emotion-manipulating]] MonsterOfTheWeek.
** [=McCoy=] appears to be slightly outside normal chain-of-command concerns as Chief Medical Officer, too, and Starfleet is pretty relaxed and ''technically'' nonmilitary at this point in history. It comes up once that they have no fraternization regs, and trust that to the discretion of the officers involved. (Kirk having mega-discretion here, interestingly, is how it gets brought up.)

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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/StarTrek'', [=McCoy=]'s constantly abuses verbally Spock as a "green blooded bastard", among many other terms of endearment, all to Captain Kirk's amusement. There's some justification in the show being written in TheSixties (later Trek series reserved such blatant FantasticRacism for {{Aesop}} purposes), and in that Spock never seems anything less than amused by the insults (and gives as good as he gets), though its setting in a Utopian future aboard a military vessel makes Kirk and the crew's tacit approval of such behavior all the more baffling. And then it turns into an actual fight in "Day of the Dove," with [=McCoy=] smearing Spock, Spock getting angry and coldly announcing his dislike of the whole human race, tensions rise, Kirk gets in the middle pointing out loudly that [[HalfHumanHybrid Spock's half human]]...which, despite being the only thing that wasn't technically an insult, is the line-crossing that makes him realize something is very wrong here, and then they start tracking down the latest [[EmotionBomb emotion-manipulating]] MonsterOfTheWeek.
** [=McCoy=] appears to be slightly outside normal chain-of-command concerns as Chief Medical Officer, too, and Starfleet is pretty relaxed and ''technically'' nonmilitary at this point in history. It comes up once that they have no fraternization regs, and trust that to the discretion of the officers involved. (Kirk having mega-discretion here, interestingly, is how it gets brought up.)
MonsterOfTheWeek.
22nd Nov '15 4:45:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** Averted in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in ''Hollow Pursuits'', where LaForge reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.
** Subverted in a specific episode of Next Generation, ''Silicon Avatar.'' When a specialist arrives on the Enterprise, she's judgmental and hateful of Data, later turning out to be looking for an excuse to get him disassembled. Picard intentionally assigns them together to work on research, against Troi's wishes. When asked why, he explains that if her personal views are going to be a problem he "needs to know now," implying if it turned out to be needed, the specialist would be either relieved of duty or closely supervised.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** Averted in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Counselor Averted--Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side there are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Troi and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in ''Hollow Pursuits'', "Hollow Pursuits, where LaForge [=LaForge=] reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.
** Subverted in a specific episode of Next Generation, ''Silicon Avatar.'' episode, "Silicon Avatar". When a specialist arrives on the Enterprise, she's judgmental and hateful of Data, later turning out to be looking for an excuse to get him disassembled. Picard intentionally assigns them together to work on research, against Troi's wishes. When asked why, he explains that if her personal views are going to be a problem he "needs to know now," implying if it turned out to be needed, the specialist would be either relieved of duty or closely supervised.
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