History YMMV / OfficeSpace

9th Jul '16 8:09:14 PM jormis29
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** This one may depend on the viewer. This movie features Ron Livingston as a guy who is treated like crap by his boss. Thirteen years later, Livingston plays a Lumbergh-like boss in ''The Odd Life of Timothy Green'' (who treats his employees like crap, makes fun of the title character for not being a good soccer player and even steals patents from his employees). In fact, this character may actually be worse than Lumbergh.

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** This one may depend on the viewer. This movie features Ron Livingston as a guy who is treated like crap by his boss. Thirteen years later, Livingston plays a Lumbergh-like boss in ''The Odd Life of Timothy Green'' ''Film/TheOddLifeOfTimothyGreen'' (who treats his employees like crap, makes fun of the title character for not being a good soccer player and even steals patents from his employees). In fact, this character may actually be worse than Lumbergh.
6th Jul '16 10:45:25 AM erttheking
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** "Yeeeaahh, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and...", etc. And a lesser extent "That'd be greaaaaaaaaat."

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** "Yeeeaahh, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and...", etc. And to a lesser extent "That'd be greaaaaaaaaat."
6th Jul '16 10:45:09 AM erttheking
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** "Yeeeaahh, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and...", etc.

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** "Yeeeaahh, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and...", etc. And a lesser extent "That'd be greaaaaaaaaat."
8th Jun '16 12:27:56 PM Monolaf317
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PywI0BOxJpI The printer scene]], arguably the most-known scene to everyone who hasn't watched the film. Parodied by [[WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}} Family Guy]] [[https://youtu.be/PywI0BOxJpI?t=1m27s here]] and [[WebVideo/{{Smosh}} Smosh]] [[https://youtu.be/f_ql-ZBJ8uI?t=2m23s here]]
14th Nov '15 10:34:46 PM ThallianGold
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*** Moreover, the suggested replacement of customers interacting directly with engineers is itself disastrous, as any time engineers spend explaining their job is time spent not doing it. Given one of the hidden aspects of Tom's job is to prioritize and collate these issues before talking to the engineers, he's preventing redundant reports from tying up the engineers' time. This (as well as the other decisions by the Bobs) is meant to underline that the Bobs don't know what they're doing.


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** Milton remains this from the original cartoons.
9th Nov '15 5:59:16 AM kraas
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* ValuesDissonance: Due to high unemployment rates in recent years, Peter's constant whining about how much he hates his job has made him look pretty unsympathetic to some people. This is even lampshaded by Samir, when Peter asks "What if we're still working for Initech in 30 years" and Samir says "It would be nice to have that kind of job security."

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* ValuesDissonance: Due to high unemployment rates in recent years, Peter's constant whining about how much he hates his job has made him look pretty unsympathetic to some people. This is even lampshaded by Samir, when Peter asks "What if we're still working for Initech in 30 years" doing this when we're 50?" and Samir says "It would be nice to have that kind of job security.""
** While the above is certainly valid, the film can simultaneously have ValuesResonance for some office workers: bureaucratic crap like the TPS report cover sheets and mission statements and timesheets, getting hounded by multiple bosses for trivial things, passive-aggressive faux-polite supervisors, and having to pull weekend shifts because the company has started laying off other workers (even good coders like Samir and Michael) can be pretty damn annoying.
27th Oct '15 5:19:39 PM rt2012
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* HellIsThatNoise: An in-universe EarWorm: "CORPorate accounts payable, NIna speaking. JUST a mo-MENT..."

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* HellIsThatNoise: An in-universe EarWorm: "CORPorate "Corporate accounts payable, NIna speaking. Nina speaking. JUST a mo-MENT..."
27th Oct '15 5:18:40 PM rt2012
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* HellIsThatNoise: An in-universe EarWorm: "CORPorate accounts payable, NIna speaking. JUST a mo-MENT..."
24th Oct '15 7:05:48 PM wceagle4life
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** The cake scene also makes sense once you realize [[spoiler:that Milton has ceased being an actual employee long before that point.]]
8th Aug '15 1:00:55 PM MJTR
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** His behavior helps the company? He has everyone stop what they're doing so he can give speeches on how they need to help the company, and he adds make-work and red tape to everything, doesn't seem to actually do any work himself, spends money on consultants just so they can tell him to fire his most competent employees (and argues with them when they make a decision he doesn't like), kills efficiency and productivity by asking people to work 7 days a week to catch up on projects, steals personal property from employees, etc...

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** His behavior helps the company? He has everyone stop what they're doing so he can give speeches on how they need to help the company, and he adds make-work and red tape to everything, doesn't seem to actually do any work himself, spends money on consultants just so they can tell him to fire his most competent employees (and argues with them when they make a decision he doesn't like), kills efficiency and productivity by asking people to work 7 days a week to catch up on projects, steals personal property from employees, etc...etc. Not to mention Lumbergh clearly happily takes place in constantly [[KickTheDog tormenting Milton]], ranging from the simple task of moving his desk to intentionally sidestepping saying he was fired, effectively making Milton work for free.
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