The ‘bosses’ are panicking. They’re going, ‘Oh, cut back, lose staff. That’s the way forward. That’ll save money.’ Will it? Who’s to say that hiring staff won’t save money in the long run? Does a struggling salesman start turning up on a bicycle? No. He turns up in a newer car. Perception, yeah? They’ve got to trust me. I’m taking them into battle, and I’m doing my own stapling.

– Ricky Gervais

As David Brent, in The Office (UK).