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Employee of the Month is a 2006 comedy film starring Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, and Jessica Simpson.

Not to be confused with the 2004 Black Comedy of the same name starring Matt Dillon.

This film provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Vince at least seems to be this.
  • Brick Joke: Semi, the store's Gentle Giant security guard, is asked in the beginning of the movie by Vince that if his nickname comes from the fact that he's as big as a semi truck, or if he's "semi-retarded." At the end of the movie after Vince is exposed for under-ringing items in both the competition and in his job, Semi tackles him while he tries to escape, resulting in Vince commenting "So that's why they call you Semi."
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Semi proves that Vince has been giving away free merchandise to customers for years.
  • Defeat Means Menial Labor: Vince ends the film fired from the store and put in a comparatively crappier job as a probation employee in a comparatively crappier store on the other side of town.
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  • The Dog Bites Back: At the end, after Vince is fired and put on probation for stealing, Jorge finally stands up to him.
  • The Dragon: Jorge is this to Vince.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Vince is eventually brought down by his own arrogance, as his overly show-off style of scanning items includes passing them behind his back, which inadvertently causes them to not be scanned, thereby giving away groceries for free.
  • Race Against Time: Zack trying to get to work on time after Vince dials back his alarm clock.
  • Smug Snake: Vince.


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