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If you had to compare your office (or a client's) to a television show, what would it be?

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You mean no one is gonna mention "House of Lies"? 😳

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The Office

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Narcos

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It's def Office Space, although that's a movie...

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^this is a great example of McK's lack of creativity

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Veep.

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Orange is the New Black

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30 Rock "I want to go to there"

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Arrested development

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Real Housewives

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Groundhog day

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Taxi (late 70s/early 80s) check yotube...

Twilight Zone

Hell.

Agents of shield.

Mad men

The weather channel, and Al Roker is guest hosting, indefinitely

Wag the Dog, although that's a movie

Murphy brown... Straight outta the late 80s

House of cards

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