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1997-02-01
Wally says it doesn't pay to be talented and hard-working.
Office Politics, assignment, talented, hard working, pay, vending machine, hourly basis, Wally, Dilbert

1997-02-02
Dilbert arranges a celebration for the engineers who got patents.
Office Politics, calendar, celebrate, patent, available, cake, Dilbert, Carol, Wally, Boss

1997-02-03
The Boss asks the department to create a web page for the internal network.
Technology, web page, network, maintenance, security, pornography, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

1997-02-04
Dilbert creates a web page about his birth.
Technology, HTML, MPEG, web page, birth, firewall, nickname, Internet, intranet, network, Dilbert, Dilbert's Mom

1997-02-05
The Boss gives Alice a low performance ranking because she never brought issues to him.
Performance Review, issue, lazy, difficult, Boss, Alice

1997-02-06
Alice complains to Catbert about the Boss giving her a low performance rating.
Performance Review, performance review, issue, binder, downsize, human resources, bookshelf, struggle, Alice, Catbert

1997-02-07
People are getting dumber every minute, according to Dogbert's theory.
Science, stopwatch, dumb, dumber, emotion, intelligence, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-02-08
The Boss updates his "work smarter not harder" saying to "work like a frightened idiot."
Management, work smarter not harder, pay, fright, idiot, Boss, Alice

1997-02-09
Wally's interview goes well when he discusses his self-esteem.
Management, job interview, interview, self-esteem, Heimlich Manoeuvre, choke, qualify, insecure, over qualified, lunch, man, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

1997-02-10
Wally gives a bullet point for the monthly accomplishments.
Office Politics, bullet point, accomplishment, synergy, platform, journey, destination, Dilbert, Wally

1997-02-11
Alice wonders how big her bonus will be.
Office Politics, bonus, project, digit, the bird, flip off, flip the bird, Alice, Dilbert

1997-02-12
Carol asks for an assistant secretary.
Start of saga: Carol wants an assistant secretary
Management, secretary, support, busy, Carol, Boss

1997-02-13
Carol neglects paperwork to point out she wants an assistant.
Office Politics, raise, pay, paperwork, secretary, paycheque, Dilbert, Carol

1997-02-14
Dilbert complains to the Boss about Carol not doing paperwork.
Office Politics, raise, paperwork, discipline, form, ski trip, hell, paycheque, Dilbert, Boss, Carol

1997-02-15
Carol introduces Wendy, Carol's new secretary.
Office Politics, secretary, pay, honour, Carol, Dilbert, Wendy

1997-02-16
The engineers attend a Leadership Seminar about motivation.
Training, leadership seminar, motivation, leader, sadism, decision, trick question, presentation, trainer, Alice, Dilbert, Wally

1997-02-17
The Boss asks Dilbert about the five-year budget forecast.
Management, budget, project review, meeting, bats, juggle, mushroom, Boss, Dilbert

1997-02-18
Asok asks why can't a decision be made around here.
Meeting, decision, question, whine, intern, Asok, Alice, Dilbert

1997-02-19
A union man objects to Dilbert moving a PC.
Office Politics, union, grievance, move, computer monitor, black ninja outfit, grappling hook, union man, Dilbert, Dogbert

1997-02-20
Dilbert relocates his PC at night to thwart union rules.
Office Politics, commando, union rules, Johnny Cash, computer monitor, black ninja outfit, pistol, flashlight, jail cell, behind bars, Dilbert, security guard, prisoner

1997-02-21
Dilbert plea bargains for stealing a computer.
Law, steal, PC, lewd conduct, appliance, plea bargain, Mr. Coffee, handcuffs, coffee maker, coffee pot, lawyer, Dilbert, Wally

1997-02-22
The Boss switches to managing by cliches.
Management, logic, cliche, customer, management style, improve, Boss, Dilbert

1997-02-23
Wally discuss his accomplishments for the week -- his butt had fallen asleep.
Management, staff meeting, accomplishment, bun, sleep, Wallyville, butt, numb, Boss, Wally, Alice

1997-02-24
A sales rep promises a customer an impossible thing and blames Engineering.
Sales, schedule, customer, blame, bonus, plan, sales rep, Dilbert

1997-02-25
Dilbert complains there isn't enough time in the day.
Overwork, deadline, frazzle, all-day, meeting, management tools, Dilbert, Boss

1997-02-26
The Boss plans an off-site meeting to discuss overwork.
Overwork, off-site meeting, mission statement, sack race, state trooper, telephone, Boss, Dilbert

1997-02-27
Dilbert discusses the mathematical concept of "zero", as in zero time left for additional work.
Management, zero, primitive cultures, Zorro, Dilbert

1997-02-28
Dogbert complains to the Boss about the project plan for Dilbert.
Leadership, project plan, impossible, baboon, flashback, ear, honeymoon, Dilbert, Boss