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1996-04-01
Laptop computers are given to the sales force without training.
Training, sales, laptop computer, training budget, Boss, Wally, sales rep, Dilbert, Alice

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 64

1996-04-02
Dilbert wants to be a vice president. Dogbert bets he can make a rat into one.
Start of saga: Dogbert turns Ratbert into a corporate vice president.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, ivy league, reorganisation, bet, mirror, core competency, Dilbert, Dogbert, Ratbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 64

1996-04-03
Ratbert tries to pass himself off as a vice president.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, bet, rodent, action plan, headcount, quality, Dogbert, Ratbert, Wally, Alice

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 64

1996-04-04
Ratbert is interviewed for vice president of Marketing.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, marketing, dumpster, man, Ratbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 65

1996-04-05
Ratbert introduces his marketing plan.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, marketing, columnist, press, cat, Ratbert, Dilbert, reporter, Alice, Wally

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 65

1996-04-06
Ratbert tells Dilbert he quit his job as vice president.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, scruples, Ratbert, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 65

1996-04-07
Dilbert gets sucked into the boss zone, where time and logic do not apply.
Management, Boss Zone, urgent, logic, work smarter not harder, cynicism, angel, disembodied head, freedom, quality, Boss, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 66

1996-04-08
The Boss announces the executive review board meeting is cancelled.
Management, executive review, board meeting, Nostradamus, headcount, Boss, Alice, Wally, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 67

1996-04-09
A soda machine takes Dilbert's coins.
Start of saga: Dilbert is sentenced to death for losing his cool.
Technology, soda machine, vending machine, coin, sunny disposition, dignity, career, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Wally

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 67

1996-04-10
The company no longer offers counselling for Dilbert who went nuts at the vending machine.
Health, vending machine, money, counsellor, death sentence, microwave, Catbert, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 67

1996-04-11
Dilbert seeks sympathy as he tells Dogbert about his death sentence.
Health, vending machine, death sentence, tragic news, execute, newspaper, sick day, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 68

1996-04-12
Dogbert reasons with Catbert to get Dilbert off the hook.
Policy, Dogbert versus Catbert, death sentence, fur wedgie, pardon, Dogbert, Catbert, Dilbert, Bob

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 68

1996-04-13
Alice reads a job posting for a job she'd love.
Office Politics, job posting, bronco, pantyhose, experience, Alice, Dogbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 68

1996-04-14
Dogbert defends Dilbert's proposal against the changes the Boss made.
Management, engineering proposal, masters degree, art history, scratch n sniff, change, electrical engineering, technology publication, ear, Dilbert, Dogbert, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 69

1996-04-15
The Boss adds another person to Alice's project.
Management, overwork, manager, schedule, status report, 3-D, Boss, Alice, manager

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 70

1996-04-16
A dog detects wasted resources.
Management, dog, resource, schedule, arrow, pointer, manager, dog

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 70

1996-04-17
Carol points out 40% of all sick days are taken on Fridays and Mondays.
Management, sick days, Friday, Monday, idiot, math, Carol, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 70

1996-04-18
The Boss says it is unacceptable for 40% of sick days to be taken on Fridays and Mondays.
Management, sick days, Friday, Monday, kidding, hell, Boss, Asok, Wally, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 71

1996-04-19
Dogbert uses poetry and dance to fulfil the employees creatively.
Health, spiritually fulfilled, poem, dance, soul, swami hat, Dogbert, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 71

1996-04-20
Dogbert asks how well his special poems and dances are working.
Health, poem, dance, well being, money, primal scream, invoice, swami hat, Dogbert, Alice, Boss, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 71

1996-04-21
Ken destroys a product line by over-promising upgrades.
Sales, product line, version, commission, competitor, promote, Ken, Dilbert, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 72

1996-04-22
Catbert entices Wally to quit and reapply for his old job.
Management, pay, new employee, salary, catnip, Catbert, Wally

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 73

1996-04-23
Wally considers resigning and reapplying for his old job.
Management, resign, unqualified, engineer, co-worker, friend, salary, coffee machine, Wally, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 73

1996-04-24
A marketeer presents her plan to a dubious audience.
Marketing, marketing plan, generalities, glamour career, dictionary, marketeer, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 73

1996-04-25
Dilbert exposes a rat to the company's marketing plan.
Marketing, marketing plan, expose a rat, adverse reaction, brain tumour, Dilbert, Ratbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 74

1996-04-26
Dilbert hands his timesheet in two days prior to the period end.
Administration, timesheet, clerical, annoy, deadline, Dilbert, Carol

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 74

1996-04-27
Wally shows Alice his work avoidance device.
Technology, work avoidance, pager, meeting, vending machine, Wally, Alice

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 74

1996-04-28
The Boss announces record profits and hands out T-shirts.
Management, record profits, profit, t-shirt, slave labour, career expectations, small, petite, elfin, logo, slave labour, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Wally

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 75

1996-04-29
Catbert gives Wally employee orientation.
Management, employee orientation, training video, hope, VCR, television, Catbert, Wally

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 76

1996-04-30
Wally reports on a week of accomplishments after watching training videos.
Management, accomplishment, proactive, diversity, training video, free will, Wally, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 76