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1997-06-01
The Boss dries his wet clothes in the microwave in the break room.
Office Politics, rain, clothes, microwave, umbrella, downsize, loyalty, naked boss, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

1997-06-02
A network planner presents some guiding principles for the network architecture.
Technology, suspenders, network, architecture, principle, techno-jargon, muddled thinking, network planner, Alice, Dilbert

1997-06-03
Dogbert decides to be a professional bearer of bad news.
Start of saga: Dogbert, professional bearer of bad news.
Dogbert-Schemes, professional, bearer of bad news, tragic situation, Village People, Dogbert, woman, Dilbert

1997-06-04
Dogbert writes to an applicant to say he's not the most qualified for a position.
Dogbert-Schemes, bearer of bad news, position, qualify, resume, Dogbert

1997-06-05
Dogbert tells a patient he has six months to live.
Dogbert-Schemes, bearer of bad news, nose job, six months to live, doctor, nostril, hospital, IV stand, intravenous, Dogbert, patient

1997-06-06
Dogbert tells Wally he's fired.
Dogbert-Schemes, bearer of bad news, fired, video, steal, theft, raise, ear, Dogbert, Wally

1997-06-07
Dilbert opens a software package, agreeing to the software license.
Law, software license, export, strip search, despotic nation, envelope, rubber glove, flashlight, Dilbert, woman

1997-06-08
The Boss announces the Clean Cubicle Award goes to Matthew, who unfortunately had already been downsized.
Note: The strip contains the words "6/8/57 - Dogbert's Birthday" in one of the margin's. That date was actually Scott Adam's birthday and this strip was published on Scott's 40th birthday.
Management, clean cubicle award, travellers cheque, downsize, shred, furniture, motivation, restaurant, Boss, Dilbert, Alice, Wally, waitress

1997-06-09
A man tells Dogbert about how he teaches his kids about right and wrong.
Family, teach kids, right and wrong, think, duh, apply critical thinking, sweats, park bench, man, Dogbert

1997-06-10
Dilbert accompanies Kenny the sales-weasel on a sales call.
Start of saga: Dilbert accompanies Kenny the sales-weasel on a sales call.
Sales, sales-weasel, prospect, sales call, technical specs, drive, car, brain, overload, Boss, Kenny, Dilbert

1997-06-11
Kenny tells Dilbert how to greet the customer.
Sales, sales call, customer, slap on the back, practise swing, smile, Kenny, Dilbert

1997-06-12
Dilbert explains the difference between their product and a competitor's product.
Sales, sales call, visiting the customer, competitor's product, coffee, deceptive advertising, Kenny, Dilbert, customer

1997-06-13
Kenny tells the customer nobody has ever been fired for buying their product.
Sales, sales call, visiting the customer, fired, suicide, savage beating, statistical clustering, Kenny, Dilbert

1997-06-14
Dilbert and Wally discuss the ramifications of cloning the Boss.
Technology, clone, experience, e-mail, Japan, all caps, perspective, Dilbert, Wally, Boss

1997-06-15
Asok demonstrates the new rules of body language.
Office Politics, communication, body language, paycheque, reorganisation, sarcasm, employee satisfaction, lottery, marketing, shiver, spinning head, hangman's noose, hang, wedgie, attractive, unprofessional, Asok, woman, Boss

1997-06-16
Tina schedules a two hour meeting for 7 PM on a Friday night.
Office Politics, personal life, meeting, Tina has no personal life, Tina, Dilbert

1997-06-17
Tina invites Asok to a four-hour meeting.
Office Politics, personal life, four-hour meeting, surrogate social life, spine, chips, Tina, Asok

1997-06-18
Catbert tells Tina people are complaining about her unnecessary meetings.
Office Politics, personal life, unnecessary meetings, family cat, Catbert, Tina, Dilbert

1997-06-19
Dilbert begs for Dogbert's help to turn down attending worthless meetings.
Office Politics, unnecessary meetings, self-interest, say no, Dilbert, Dogbert

1997-06-20
The Boss wants Dilbert to take over Wally's project.
Management, project, design, leader, caribou, morale, thimble, tic tac container, Boss, Dilbert

1997-06-21
Dilbert tells Wally the Boss wants Dilbert to take over Wally's project.
Management, project, leader, morale, ego, thimble, Dilbert, Wally

1997-06-22
Wally suggests to the Boss they could increase the life of the photocopier ink by adding water.
Office Politics, creative idea, creative thinker, photocopier, darken, implementation task, raise, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

1997-06-23
Catbert announces new policies, such as key employees travelling on separate flights to reduce risk.
Policy, travel, fly, hobby, danger, lunch, mention by name, Catbert, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

1997-06-24
The Boss gives Alice a bonus for good work, but doesn't say for what work.
Management, bonus, random acts, good work, non-specific good work, Boss, Alice

1997-06-25
Alice says she got a bonus while doing less than her usual amount of work.
Management, bonus, capitalism, flawed premise, fright, bonus cheque, Alice, Wally, Dilbert

1997-06-26
Dogbert is writing a book about how ineffective business consultants are.
Dogbert-Schemes, write a book, business consultant, effective, logical flaw, common sense, mass market, author, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-06-27
The Boss wants to nurture the passion of rebellious employees.
Management, rebellious employees, strategy, culottes, sarcasm, casual day, Boss, Wally

1997-06-28
Dilbert compares their lack of performance to the competitor's increased stock value.
Leadership, process, Internet product, employee of the week, expert, newspaper, Dilbert, Boss

1997-06-29
Dilbert gets turned down for a raise, so threatens to leave the company.
Management, raise, disloyalty, interview, job offer, policy, price sheet, secret, Dilbert, Boss, Wally

1997-06-30
Dogbert puts Dilbert on a need to know basis in order to cut down on unnecessary communication.
Family, need to know, volcano, lack of communication, plural, Dogbert, Dilbert