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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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 74

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 75

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 76

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 76

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 76

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 77

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 77

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 77

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 78

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 79

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 79

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 79

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 80

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 80

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 80

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 81

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 82

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 82

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 82

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 83

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 83

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 83

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 84

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 85

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 85

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 85

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 86

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

Book: Journey to Cubeville, page: 86