American Beauty

You got to free up some cash.
You got to spend money to make money.

- Right?
- Exactly.

Like the time that MrFlournoy
Used the company MasterCard
To pay for that hooker.

and she used the card numbers
and stayed at the St. Regis for,
what was it, three months?

- That's unsubstantiated gossip.
- That's $50,000.
That's somebody's salary.

That's somebody who's going
to get fired because Craig
has to pay women to fuck him!

I mean, calm down.
Nobody's getting fired yet.

- [ Scoffs ]
- That's why we're having everyone...

write out a job description mapping
out in detail how they contribute.

That way management
can assess who's valuable--

And who's expendable.
It's just business.
I've been writing
for this magazine for 14 years.

- You've been here how long?
A whole month?
- I'm one of the good guys, Les.

I'm trying to level with you.
This is your one chance
to save your job.

[Carolyn] There is no decision.
You just write the damn thing.

- [ Lester ] You don't think
it's weird and kind of fascist?
- Possibly.

- But you don't want to be unemployed.
- All right.

Let's just all sell our souls
and work for Satan 'cause
it's more convenient that way.

Oh, could you be a little bit
more dramatic, please, huh?

So, we finally
got new neighbors.

You know. If the Lomans
Had let me represent them
Instead of the Real Estate King.

that house would never
have sat on the market for six months.

Well, they were still mad at you
for cutting down their sycamore.

Their sycamore?
Come on.

A substantial portion of the root
structure was on our property.

You know that.
How can you call it their sycamore?

I wouldn't have the heart to just cut
down something if it wasn't partially
mine, which, of course, it was.

......[Stereo: Instrumental]
[Woman Singing]
...Bali Ha'I...

... They call you......
-......[Continues. Indistinct]
- Mom, do we always have to listen
to this elevator music?

No. No, we don't.
And as soon you've prepared a nutritious
yet savory meal that I'm about to eat,

you can listen
to whatever you like.