Working by StahlhutJ

Champion(s):

MorrisT


Runner(s)-Up:

PlotkinD


Quiz Description

Things at least tangentially related to work, workplaces, and workers.

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Questions:

In this 1969 R.B. Greaves song, a businessman dictates a Dear Jane message addressed to his unfaithful wife -- and then asks his long-suffering secretary for a date. This prompted Dave Barry to wonder whether the song was the inspiration for "Take This Job And Shove It".

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TAKE A LETTER, MARIA

In 2015's "Ant-Man", ex-con Scott Lang's boss invites him into his office, compliments him on his Robin Hood-like derring-do -- and then fires Lang anyway. This all takes place at a location of what franchise, founded in 1945 by a pair of namesake brothers-in-law?

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BASKIN-ROBBINS

Speaking of work and ants: Workers of the Neotropical ant genus Pseudomyrmex ferociously attack any animal that threatens their host tree. The tree shelters the ants within its hollow thorns, and produces nutrient-rich leaf nodules that feed the colony. What tree has cultivated this close working relationship with its six-legged inhabitants?

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Bullthorn ACACIA (Vachellia cornigera)

An obnoxious, sexist manager in 1980's "Nine to Five". The title character and egotistical boss in the 1983-84 sitcom "Buffalo Bill". A ruthless raisin baron in the 1986 miniseries "Fresno". All were portrayed by what character actor, who more recently played a corrupt political boss in "Boardwalk Empire"?

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Dabney COLEMAN

Despite its depressing subject -- miners working under dangerous conditions and paid in scrip -- this song topped the Billboard country music chart at the end of 1955, and the Billboard pop chart at the beginning of 1956. Name this gritty work song, written by Merle Travis and most famously performed by a finger-snapping Tennessee Ernie Ford.

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SIXTEEN TONS

Michael Lewis had a cushy Wall Street job in the early 1980s, but became so disillusioned that he quit his job and wrote this unflattering expose of his former profession and the Big Swinging Dicks that populated it. What is this nonfiction work, named after a high-stakes game of chance based on dollar-bill serial numbers?

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LIAR'S POKER

" Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin', I'm taking what they givin' 'cause I'm workin' for a livin'. " What band recorded a song with these lyrics on their 1982 album "Picture This"?

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HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

Founded during the LBJ administration's War on Poverty, this program's four-stage education and placement process has served nearly two million clients since 1964, though some locations have been scrutinized for suspected inflation of placement rates. Name this educational/vocational program of the U.S. Department of Labor, whose mission is to help disadvantaged young people enter the workforce.

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JOB CORPS

His original employer was Intertect, an agency whose huge mainframe computers recorded crime-solving data on reel-to-reel tapes. Later, this hard-boiled Korean War veteran became a self-employed private detective with an astonishing ability to survive shootings and beatings, but whose girl friends and old buddies had an equally astonishing tendency to become collateral damage. Name this TV title character played by Mike Connors from 1967 through 1975.

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Joe MANNIX

In the U.K. version of "The Office", British actor MacKenzie Crook played self-appointed leader Gareth Keenan, who loved to brag about his Territorial Army service. Moviegoers may also recognize Crook as the battle-scarred Ragetti, who serves as joint comic relief with his friend Pintel in what multi-film franchise?

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

This terrifying boss once forced a waiter to kneel and beg for his job, and she inexplicably evicted and bankrupted her own son's widow. When she was tried for tax evasion, her own attorneys (unsuccessfully) defended her by suggesting that her employees all hated her enough to frame her for a crime. Name this late hotel tycoon, ex-con, and "Queen of Mean", notorious for claiming "Only the little people pay taxes."

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Leona HELMSLEY (Lena Mindy Rosenthal Roberts Panzirer Lubin Helmsley)

This job-seeking guide and its spinoffs have been around since 1970 and updated annually since 1975. Its creator, Richard Nelson Bolles, knows something about career changing; his background includes Navy service, a Harvard physics degree, and ordination as an Episcopal priest. What five-word question is also the title of this book series?

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WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?