The flame war between Dilbert and Wally cuts into their work.
Office Politics, status report, e-mail, flame war, herd, mating, rank, meeting, superior, obligation, hormone, Dilbert, Wally
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Alice protests the company's dress code by dressing masculine.
Fashion, dress code, high heels, pantyhose, helpless ornaments, pleasure, Alice, Wally, Dilbert
Alice tells the Boss she's protesting the company's dress code.
Fashion, dress code, Crying Game, protest, Alice, Boss
The Boss ranks Dilbert's assignments. Personal Life ends up on the "B" list.
Management, rank, assignment, personal life, priority, must do, Boss, Dilbert
Dogbert explains how leaders are created -- they're morons with a high bladder-to-brain ratio.
Leadership, career, moron, meeting, bladder, brain, logic, promote, nature, coffee, talent, award, productive, Dogbert, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert wonders how many productive hours he owes the company while telecommuting.
Start of saga: Dilbert telecommutes.
Telecommuting, ethics, productive time, planet, driving, bathrobe, coffee cup, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dilbert eliminates hygiene during his telecommuting.
Telecommuting, hygiene, language skills, gas mask, Tarzan, bathrobe, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dilbert throws his pen in the air for a morning of telecommuting.
Telecommuting, pen, appreciation, bathrobe, Dilbert
Dilbert starts "clothes optional" telecommuting and wonders why monkeys don't grow beards.
Telecommuting, clothes, monkey, beard, meeting, attendance, Dilbert, Ratbert
Alice complains she makes less per hour than the janitor.
Office Politics, pay, janitor, pipes, raise, plunger, creature, attitude change, Alice, janitor, Boss
The Boss asks for current resumes from the engineers.
Management, resume, staff cut, disloyalty, downsize, fire, Boss, Wally, Alice
Dilbert joins a strategic planning team that works without really accomplishing anything.
Management, strategic planning, team, emotion, meeting, think, viewgraph, complain, believe, opinion, important, Dilbert, Boss, co-worker
The Boss asks everyone to quantify their contributions to revenue.
Management, revenue, quantify, future, cynicism, track, number, raise, Boss, Dilbert
Wally assumes his project will fail without him.
Management, revenue, valuable, project, contribute, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice
Wally sends out repeat e-mail while he's on sabbatical.
Technology, e-mail, best of Wally, sabbatical, in-cube, Dilbert, Wally
The engineers were so late they had to finish getting ready for work in the car.
Office Politics, makeup, shave, sponge bath, carpool, whine, Alice, Dilbert, Wally
Dilbert reports to the Boss the project is behind schedule due to being understaffed.
Management, understaffed, status report, project, improvement, deadline, behind schedule, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Wally
The Boss announces there will be no raises. The news goes downhill from there.
Management, raise, reward, worse, Boss
The many Boss Types are explained.
Management, boss types, hostage taker, fraud, motivational liar, over promoted, weasel, Moses, perfect boss, qualitise, paradigm, datums, Dogbert, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Wally
A co-worker asks Dilbert to give up his project and transfer over to a new project.
Office Politics, project, doomed project, promotion, raise, pathological liar, super powers, Dilbert, co-worker
Dilbert asks for help dealing with a pathological liar.
Office Politics, pathological liar, PhD, MIT, liatology, diploma, Dilbert, Dogbert
The Boss hires a temp to flap his arms to prevent the lights from being switched off.
Technology, light, motion detectors, journalism major, temp, fan, Boss, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss tells Alice he's almost done with her performance appraisal.
Management, performance review, documentation trail, motivational speaker, Boss, Alice
Alice is terrified by her impending performance review.
Management, performance review, reject, simian, disdain, lucky, rating, Alice, Wally, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss introduces a new rating system by comparing animal traits.
Management, performance review, animal traits, Tyrannosaurus Rex, brain, dinosaur, Boss, Alice
Dilbert tries to describe his job to his mother.
Note: Dilbert's Mom's first appearance.
Family, engineer, railroad, typewriter, debug, ISDN line, BRI analyser, packet, cake, TCP/IP driver, school, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert, Dogbert
The read-out from the "Excellence in Teaming" is nearly ready.
Management, excellence in teaming, decision, squirrel migration habits, study, buy-in, Ted, Dilbert, Boss
The Boss gives out a cheque to Ted for the "We are Teams" campaign.
Management, We Are Teams, cheque, campaign, achievement, reward, attack, Boss, Ted, Alice, Wally, Dilbert