You wouldn't dare
Ted goes to Mr. Stanley to talk about the letter, and surprisingly
Mr. Stanley is less than sympathetic.
get in the way of:
Ted: Can I talk to you?
Mr. Stanley: If this is about the
letter, I think you should talk to Grace. She's the one who wrote
Ted: No. I'm going to talk to you.
Is this some kind of joke?
Mr. Stanley: I think, as does
Grace, that your attitude is getting in the way of your performance.
Ted: What are you talking about!?
I'm slaving over and keeping most of the big accounts for this section.
And I've even managed to get both Gleason and Wabash to agree to
long term contracts.
Mr. Stanley: That may be. But there
are serious concerns about your professional behavior around the
office. I'm especially concerned about your attitude toward Barbara.
Ted: You're concerned? Or is Grace
making you act concerned?
Mr. Stanley: Now you see here,
I chose Barbara as the best candidate for the job. I expect people
to respect their superiors. This is a team company, Rogers. If you
can't get with that, I've got to question your future at this company.
Ted: Well, you won't have to question
much longer, sir. Gleason, during our negotiation, offered me a
position at their firm, which for me would also mean a promotion.
In addition to that Wabash has agreed to continue working with me
and with Gleason in the form of a joint-venture. And so when I go,
they, and some of my other clients, go with me.
Mr. Stanley: You wouldn't dare!
Ted: I would, sir, and I quit effective
immediately. Congratulations, Mr. Stanley, you just lost a lot of