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1996-10-01
The Boss prepares for an ISO 9000 audit.
Start of saga: ISO 9000 audit
ISO 9000, audit, procedure, ethics, unproductive, documentation, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 22

1996-10-02
Dilbert interviews Carol to document her procedures.
ISO 9000, audit, procedure, office supplies, complain, Dilbert, Carol

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 22

1996-10-03
Dilbert continues documenting job processes.
ISO 9000, audit, buzzword, adding value, job title, politics, quality, Dilbert, co-worker

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 23

1996-10-04
A buyer says the company can't be a supplier unless the company is ISO 9000 certified.
ISO 9000, audit, supplier, laugh, internal process, documentation, price, Boss, buyer

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 23

1996-10-05
Ratbert teases Dilbert about how hard he's working.
Family, hard work, century, joy, Ratbert, Dilbert

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 23

1996-10-06
The Boss complains no-one has been nominated for a special achievement award.
Teamwork, special achievement award, nominate, lock, standard, proactive, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 24

1996-10-07
The Boss asks Dilbert to head a technology alliance with a small silicon valley start-up.
Start of saga: Strategic alliance
Office Politics, alliance, silicon valley, corporate culture, pierced brain, goatee, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 25

1996-10-08
Dilbert discusses procedures to approve projects.
Office Politics, approval, alliance, pants, binder, goatee, Dilbert, man

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 25

1996-10-09
The strategic alliance is working well.
Office Politics, alliance, technical skill, binder, assimilate, resistance is futile, spiked hair, goatee, Dilbert, man

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 25

1996-10-10
Dilbert discusses the differing corporate cultures.
Office Politics, alliance, corporate culture, beta, Internet, empower, press release, spiked hair, goatee, presentation, projector, laptop computer, Dilbert, man

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 26

1996-10-11
Dilbert pronounces the strategic alliance to be doomed.
Office Politics, strategic alliance, inefficiency, destroy, skull and crossbones, presentation, projector, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 26

1996-10-12
Catbert invents a new employee recognition program to humiliate employees.
Management, employee recognition, pocket lint, award, Catbert, Boss

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 26

1996-10-13
Alice gets a "meets expectations" on her performance review.
Management, performance review, raise, expectations, patent, bone marrow, lunch, attendance, Boss, Alice, Wally

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 27

1996-10-14
The Boss assigns Alice to be in charge of their booth at the trade show.
Start of saga: Trade Show
Management, booth, trade show, strategic incompetence, Boss, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 28

1996-10-15
Dogbert proposes the Dogbert Trade-Show Consulting Company designs the booth for the trade show.
Engineer, booth, trade show, consultant, deluxe, revenue, Dogbert, Alice

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 28

1996-10-16
Dogbert explains how to have an attention grabbing booth at the trade show.
Engineer, booth, trade show, attention-grabbing, booth babes, raffle, magic trick, special effect, presentation, projector, laptop computer, Dogbert, Alice

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 28

1996-10-17
Alice has her own ideas to increase traffic to the booth.
Engineer, booth, trade show, attractive, sexist, dental floss, thong bikini, competitor, Alice, Dilbert, Boss, Wally

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 29

1996-10-18
Wally gets down to it at the trade show.
Technology, trade show, free stuff, pen, eye contact, industry research, buffet, laptop computer, Wally, sales rep

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 29

1996-10-19
Alice is rude to the trade show attendees.
Engineer, trade show, booth, defect, insult, Alice, man

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 29

1996-10-20
Wally says his project is on track -- to failure.
Leadership, project, plan, lawyer, promotion, mission statement, mockery, derision, experienced, date, literal interpretation, Wally, Dilbert, Boss, Alice

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 30

1996-10-21
Dilbert flames a newbie e-mail.
Technology, e-mail, newbie, goat herder, cartoonist, elitist technology bigot, haves and have nots, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 31

1996-10-22
Dilbert complains about an eighty character, meaningless e-mail address.
Technology, e-mail, embarrassment, business card, reply function, Dilbert, man, woman

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 31

1996-10-23
Catbert commits a random act of catness -- on Alice.
Fashion, random acts of catness, purr, shed, pink suit, dry clean, Catbert, Alice, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 31

1996-10-24
The Cubicle Warrior battles boredom.
Office Politics, cubicle warrior, boredom, grandchildren, hobo, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 32

1996-10-25
Wally is too busy to get the required amount of training.
Training, required training, contract employee, Catbert, Wally

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 32

1996-10-26
The Boss ponders his contribution to the company.
Management, actual work, decision, carbon dioxide, plant, Boss, Carol

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 32

1996-10-27
Alice asks Keith what he leaned while taking his MBA.
Management, management team, MBA, motivation, negotiation skills, strategy, business writing, finance, accounting, economics, math, swear, curse, Boss, Keith, Alice

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 33

1996-10-28
Wally tells Catbert he enjoys making microwave popcorn.
Management, popcorn, microwave, love job, Catbert, Wally

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 34

1996-10-29
Catbert issues a memo banning popcorn in the office.
Management, popcorn, tobacco, perfume, pollutant, Catbert, Alice, Wally

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 34

1996-10-30
The Boss presents an award to Tim for agreeing to do the job he was hired for.
Management, award, accomplishment, stonewall, Boss, Tim, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 34

1996-10-31
The Boss presents an award to Kim for fixing problems caused by her own incompetence.
Management, award, problem, incompetence, full plate, Boss, Kim

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 35