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* Alec Baldwin's OneSceneWonder in ''Film/GlengarryGlenRoss'' as hatchet man Blake, threatening to fire the worst-performing salesmen at the end of the week.


* Subverted by ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', as Michael Scott acts like Toby Flenderson is one of these, but Toby is really just doing his job, and is in fact one of the [[OnlySaneMan sanest]] and [[NiceGuy nicest]] characters in the show. At worst, he's a boring stick-in-the-mud.

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* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'': Subverted by ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Toby Flenderson, who as the branch's HR representative is the only person who can veto Michael Scott acts like Toby Flenderson is one of these, but Toby is really Scott's antics. As a consequence, Michael treats him as an evil tyrant, when in reality Toby's just doing his job, and is in fact one of the a normal, [[OnlySaneMan sanest]] rational]], professional and [[NiceGuy nicest]] characters in the show. At worst, he's a somewhat boring stick-in-the-mud.person.




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* ''Series/{{Corporate}}'': Zig-zagged by Grace. She's one of the most sane and sympathetic characters in the show, but she's always shown to use her powers as HR manager for her own benefit.
* ''Film/{{Mayhem}}'': The evil head of HR is one of the film's main antagonists. He's characterized as a grim reaper, with a cane that looks like a scythe.


* George Clooney's Ryan in ''Film/UpInTheAir''. He thinks his work is worthy, necessary and even has dignity. The movie is the examination of his theory. His Foil is Alex, a NaiveNewcomer of a girl that has been recently hired by Ryan's company and thinks she has a revolutionary idea in making firings through video chat. Sure enough, it saves money in traveling budgets, but Ryan is able to save his job by pointing out that the feeling of inhumanity that obviously comes from talking to some guy through a computer just makes fired people even more nervous.

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* George Clooney's Ryan in ''Film/UpInTheAir''. He thinks his work is worthy, necessary and even has dignity. The movie is the examination of his theory. His Foil is Alex, Natalie, a NaiveNewcomer of a girl that has been recently hired by Ryan's company and thinks she has a revolutionary idea in making firings through video chat. Sure enough, it saves money in traveling budgets, but Ryan is able to save his job by pointing out that the feeling of inhumanity that obviously comes from talking to some guy through a computer just makes fired people even more nervous.


* George Clooney in ''Film/UpInTheAir''. He thinks his work is worthy, necessary and even has dignity. The movie is the examination of his theory.

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* George Clooney Clooney's Ryan in ''Film/UpInTheAir''. He thinks his work is worthy, necessary and even has dignity. The movie is the examination of his theory. His Foil is Alex, a NaiveNewcomer of a girl that has been recently hired by Ryan's company and thinks she has a revolutionary idea in making firings through video chat. Sure enough, it saves money in traveling budgets, but Ryan is able to save his job by pointing out that the feeling of inhumanity that obviously comes from talking to some guy through a computer just makes fired people even more nervous.



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* In ''VideoGame/AgentsOfMayhem'', "Carol from HR" is TheDreaded of the entire agency. [[TheVoice She never appears in person but can often be heard making announcements over the PA system]].



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* In the Flash game ''7 Deadly Sins'', you're an HR employee whose job it is to hire and fire people in such a way as to make the most money for yourself. At one point, [[spoiler: you can commit Greed by firing your friend for a $50 bonus]].


Not related to HumanResources.

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Not related to HumanResources.
HumanResources. Also has nothing to do with ComicBook/TheInhumans.


* The Damocles consulting firm in the Creator/TimDorsey novels exists purely to write reports that recommend that their clients lay off the amount of employees they want to lay off in order to up their stock prices. They effectively are there so that the managers can blame the layoffs on the consultants. This gets screwed up by Jim Davenport, who had a nasty habit of writing reports recommending that the managers fix actual problems.

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* The Damocles consulting firm in the Creator/TimDorsey novels exists purely to write reports that recommend that their clients lay off the amount number of employees they want to lay off in order to up their stock prices. They effectively are there so that the managers can blame the layoffs on the consultants. This gets screwed up by Jim Davenport, who had a nasty habit of writing reports recommending that the managers fix actual problems.


* Grahame Coats in ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' often fires employees after 11 months for the sole reason that once they've worked there for a year, they're legally entitled to a severance package. In contrast, when someone hacks into his computer and threatens to expose his embezzlement, he gives him a raise and two weeks paid leave. And then frames him and calls the police.

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* Grahame Coats in ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' often fires employees after 11 months for the sole reason that once they've worked there for a year, they're legally entitled to a severance package. In contrast, when someone hacks into his computer and threatens to expose his embezzlement, he gives him a raise and two weeks paid leave. And then frames him and calls the police. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for ''him'' the extremely consistent pattern of firing employees bites him in the ass when the police take notice, instantly demonstrating his employee's innocence by easily proving the embezzlement started ''long'' before said employee started working with Coats.]]


* Alec Baldwin's OneSceneWonder in ''GlengarryGlenRoss'' as hatchet man Blake, threatening to fire the worst-performing salesmen at the end of the week.

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* Alec Baldwin's OneSceneWonder in ''GlengarryGlenRoss'' ''Film/GlengarryGlenRoss'' as hatchet man Blake, threatening to fire the worst-performing salesmen at the end of the week.


* Dale became one of these in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (during a TenMinuteRetirement from being an exterminator). He started out nervously telling someone to get out, then later went mad with power and started firing people left and right for shits and giggles. He even threatened to fire Nancy and Joseph from ''being his family''.

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* Dale became one of these in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (during a TenMinuteRetirement from being an exterminator). He started out nervously telling someone to get out, then later went mad with power and started firing people left and right for shits and giggles. He even threatened to fire Nancy and Joseph from ''being his family''. He never shows any remorse over this and only [[StatusQuoIsGod quits and returns to his exterminator job at the end]] because he realized that firing people is no substitute for ''killing'' (bugs, not people).


* Anthony Hopkins plays one of these in the Australian comedy film ''{{Spotswood}}''.
* The Damocles consulting firm in the TimDorsey novels exists purely to write reports that recommend that their clients lay off the amount of employees they want to lay off in order to up their stock prices. They effectively are there so that the managers can blame the layoffs on the consultants. This gets screwed up by Jim Davenport, who had a nasty habit of writing reports recommending that the managers fix actual problems.

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* Anthony Hopkins plays one of these in the Australian comedy film ''{{Spotswood}}''.
''Film/{{Spotswood}}''.
* The Damocles consulting firm in the TimDorsey Creator/TimDorsey novels exists purely to write reports that recommend that their clients lay off the amount of employees they want to lay off in order to up their stock prices. They effectively are there so that the managers can blame the layoffs on the consultants. This gets screwed up by Jim Davenport, who had a nasty habit of writing reports recommending that the managers fix actual problems.


* ''Film/OfficeSpace'' has [[NamesTheSame The Bobs]], a [[ThoseTwoGuys two-man team]] of these.

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* ''Film/OfficeSpace'' has [[NamesTheSame The Bobs]], a [[ThoseTwoGuys two-man team]] of these. [[spoiler: When Peter goes into a meeting with a devil-may-care attitude, fully expecting to lose his job, the opposite happens, and he finds himself promoted, the team thinking his responses are a result of lack of being challenged. ]]


* George Clooney in ''UpInTheAir''. He thinks his work is worthy, necessary and even has dignity. The movie is the examination of his theory.

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* George Clooney in ''UpInTheAir''.''Film/UpInTheAir''. He thinks his work is worthy, necessary and even has dignity. The movie is the examination of his theory.


* George Clooney in ''UpInTheAir''.

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* George Clooney in ''UpInTheAir''. He thinks his work is worthy, necessary and even has dignity. The movie is the examination of his theory.

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