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''VideoGame/MissManagement'' is a TimeManagementGame, which unlike most has a plot, considering that it's the result of ''Videogame/DinerDash'' [[XMeetsY mating with]] ''TheOffice''. You play Denise, a young woman starting her first day as both the office manager and the OnlySaneEmployee for Conkling Associates International. Denise must ensure that her infuriating coworkers complete both their tasks and reach their desired goals—which typically consist of lounging around and not doing work. Combined with the fact that all of her coworkers possess the occasional quirk, conflicting personalities and wildly different work ethics this proves to be a tough job for Denise.
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'''This game provides examples of:'''
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Duncan; Denise and her fellow coworkers have no qualms doing what he says, but it's obvious the only reason why is because he outranks them all. Other than that, not a single one of them have any love for him.
* AlphaBitch: Pearl and Nadine to an absolutely deplorable degree.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Mahavir and Wintson, although the latter is the younger brother of Brooke (who's black), while the former apparently hails from Bombay (another name for Mumbai, which is in India).
* AnythingThatMoves: Mahavir is implied to be this when he claims that "the love of Mahavir knows no bounds"…except for Timmy.
* BerserkButton: Every single character in the game, with the sole exception of Denise, has one.
** Ah, but Denise ''will'' stress out from an overdue task.
* BigBad: Downplayed a little bit with Pearl; she does what she does simply because she wishes for Denise and company to become better employees, but aside from that, she's a generally nasty, unpleasant person for them to work with.
* BigBadDummvirate: Duncan and Pearl during Season 3, with Duncan being the boss and Pearl kissing up to him every chance she gets, but soon realizing how much of a liability Duncan is and prompting her to egg Denise on to cut Duncan loose. It shifts to Pearl and Nadine come Season 4, with Pearl being the boss and Nadine being her number two.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The tasks.
* EvilPlan: Pearl's "Project PEARL."
* AFatherToHisMen: Parodied in Duncan, who fails oh-so-hard.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Duncan; none of the workers like him and want absolutely nothing to do with him outside of work.
* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: In an attempt to keep the employees busy, Pearl forces the store to stop selling snacks to Denise for an entire level.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Pearl and Nadine are two of the nastiest characters in the game... ''and they both smoke''.
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Guy]]: Luke fits this to a T.
* GratuitousSpanish[=/=]{{Malaproper}}: Timothy when he happily quits his job says "hasta la fuego" prompting Tara to ask if he just said "until the fire". It's supposed to be "hasta luego".
* HandsomeLech: Mahavir.
* He-ManWomanHater: Duncan seems to have shades of this; he doesn't outright hate the female workers, but he does tend to value the opinions of the male workers more.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Mahavir and Winston to Denise, Pearl to Duncan in Season 3, and Nadine to Pearl in Season 4.
* NoodleImplements: Timothy has a thing for stroganoff. Make of that what you will.
* OnlySaneEmployee: Pretty much the point of the game; Denise is the most level-headed while everybody else is eccentric and over-the-top, and it's her job to keep them in line. Winston qualifies, as well, but even he has his own set of ridiculous quirks.
* {{Office}}
* OfficeLady: Denise is, unfortunately for her, perhaps the only American example.
* {{Otaku}}: Tara is strongly implied to be into the MagicalGirl anime "Shining Beauty Warrior Himiko X."
* PointyHairedBoss: Downplayed with Brooke; she's the CEO of C.A.I. and is well-liked, but she's just as eccentric and aloof at her job like all the other employees. It's played totally straight with Duncan, though; he's a total buffoon and his plans don't work, but he outranks Denise and all her employees at the point of the game where he debuts, so they have no choice but to do what he says.
* PutonaBus: Several characters end up quitting their jobs and are never seen again afterwards (save the epilogue).
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Tara, after feeling that the work Pearl has been giving her is just too much and unnecessary. After chewing her out on it, she quits with her dignity intact.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Most employees exist just so they can replace the ones who got PutonaBus; for instance, Tara, who quit at the end of Season 2, gets replaced by Ashley, who makes her presence known halfway into Season 3, as the artist of the team.
* TheRedStapler: Alluded to in the red "Office Classique" stapler available at the store.
* RichBitch: Ashley.
* ShoutOut: Amongst the several shout-outs, there's one reference to TheRedStapler.
* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness[=/=]SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: The competency of your employees slowly increases with each new one introduced, from "average at everything and hates one task type" to "good at positively anything." However, conversely they slowly grow more OCD; by the end, you have an employee who ''goes [[BerserkButton berserk]] if anybody else works''.
* SuperDeformed: All the characters.
* TokenMinority: Mahavir, to a mild extent ranging from assuming that English isn't his first language (despite being [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish very good at it]]) to being called "[[AmbiguouslyBrown swarthy]]".
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The incompetent Duncan in Season 3... and the control-obsessed Pearl in Season 4.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Duncan wants to make Winston into this. Too bad that Winston already has a perfectly healthy relationship with his dad.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* TheWikiRule: [[http://missmanagement.wikia.com/wiki/Miss_Management_Wiki Here.]]
* {{Workaholic}}: Brooke, and it shows in-game as well, as she's above average at every type of task.
* WorkCom: The game takes place in the offices of C.A.I. and nowhere else.
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