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1997-08-01
Alice arranges for an "accident" for her new cubicle mate.
Policy, cubicle, share, accident, spring-loaded chair, cardboard box, booby trap, Alice, Wally, Dilbert, co-worker

1997-08-02
Dilbert shares his cubicle with an Elbonian audit team during their holy week.
Policy, cubicle, share, audit, holy week, wedgie, Boss, Dilbert, Elbonian

1997-08-03
The engineers take a rock climbing seminar, and Wally wimps out because of the physical effort.
Teamwork, team building, rock climbing, danger, pain, cramp, diploma, grip, special tool, Wally, instructor, Dilbert, Alice

1997-08-04
Wally, who is in charge of the office relocation, shows off his plan for Wallyville: housing, shopping and gambling.
Policy, cubicle, Wallyville, shop, gambling, power, cardboard box, blueprint, circuit board, Wally, Dilbert

1997-08-05
Dilbert is assigned a cubicle that has a window view but contains mostly support beam.
Policy, cubicle, support beam, window, breeze, laugh, blueprint, cardboard box, Wally, Dilbert, Dogbert

1997-08-06
The Boss introduces Open Book Management, where employees learn to read the financial statements of the company.
Start of saga: The company has Open Book Management philosophy
Management, open book management, financial statements, budget, salary, CEO, motivation, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

1997-08-07
The Boss explains to Asok if he got a raise, it wouldn't be good for lazy stock market analysts.
Management, open book management, raise, earnings growth, stock market, lazy, understand, Boss, Asok

1997-08-08
Dilbert learns the company is repurchasing stock while he works unpaid overtime.
Management, open book management, repurchasing stock, unpaid overtime, income, equity, philosophy, ignorance is bliss, Dilbert, Boss

1997-08-09
A janitor is motivated into sweeping more by looking at the company's debt to equity ratio.
Management, debt to equity ratio, sweep, carpet, self-doubt, push broom, janitor, Alice

1997-08-10
The Boss announces project Sparkle, the clean desk policy, and Alice mocks the executives who created it.
Management, Project Sparkle, clean desk, war room, executive, panic, mission statement, ridicule, Boss, Alice, Wally, Dilbert

1997-08-11
Dogbert has a new method for getting rid of idiots who ask questions: the information is on his web page.
Dogbert-Schemes, question, idiot, web page, misunderstand, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-08-12
Catbert describes the new clean desk policy: employees must lick their workplace clean at the end of the day.
Personnel, clean desk, policy, lick, spineless, stupid, Catbert, Wally, Boss

1997-08-13
Wally tells Dilbert about the rumour the company will move to South Dakota for tax reasons.
Start of saga: A rumour circulates about the company moving to South Dakota
Office Politics, rumour, South Dakota, tax break, organ bank, sleep, cubicle, Wally, Dilbert

1997-08-14
Dilbert tells Dogbert about the rumour of moving to South Dakota. Dogbert cynically thinks the CEO wants to move near his parents for free babysitting.
Office Politics, rumour, South Dakota, CEO, babysit, cynicism, mailbox, letter, blush, Dilbert, Dogbert

1997-08-15
Bob phones the CEO and gives him a telewedgie.
Family, rumour, South Dakota, telewedgie, wedgie, CEO, telephone, Dogbert, Dilbert, Bob

1997-08-16
Dilbert asks the janitor why he carries only one trash container, while Dilbert has an extra one for recyclables.
Corporate Services, trash, recycle, cynicism, Dilbert, janitor

1997-08-17
Wally has more uncertainty the closer he gets to the office. The Boss reveals why: another reorganisation.
Management, uncertainty, strength, reorganisation, demon, apathy, cynicism, sarcasm, merger, downsize, profit, Wally, Boss

1997-08-18
Dilbert starts to recruit college seniors.
Note: Two versions of the strip were published with different lines. The tame version used "the O-word" instead of "orgy".
Start of saga: Dilbert recruits college seniors
Personnel, task force, recruit, graduate, experience, party, lie, mock, meeting, orgy, sex, Boss, Dilbert, student

1997-08-19
A college senior asks Dilbert why she should consider his offer when she has twelve better offers.
Personnel, recruit, campus, job offer, resume, student, Dilbert

1997-08-20
An athletic senior abuses Dilbert in a recruiting session.
Personnel, recruit, campus, wedgie, crushing handshake, student, Dilbert

1997-08-21
A student criticises Dilbert because Dilbert has ancient engineering knowledge.
Personnel, recruit, campus, engineer, knowledge, people skills, confidence, student

1997-08-22
Dogbert gives Ratbert a pager to wear. The pager is set to vibrate.
Technology, pager, vibrate, yeehah, better, Dogbert, Ratbert

1997-08-23
Ratbert and Bob compare technology: Ratbert's pager versus Bob's digital PCS phone with a built in pager.
Technology, pager, PCS telephone, vibrate, ear, Ratbert, Bob, Dilbert

1997-08-24
The results of the employee communications survey are presented: fear of giving negative news to managers is the number one problem.
Personnel, employee communications survey, negative news, insult, fear, presentation, projector, skull and crossbones, solution, survey-taker, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

1997-08-25
Catbert explains to Alice she must use her vacation time or lose it.
Personnel, vacation, use it or lose it, deadline, embarrassment, laugh, fuzzy, Catbert

1997-08-26
Wally empathises with Alice she must work during her vacation time.
Office Politics, vacation, work during vacation, empathy, coffee cup, injury, Wally, Alice

1997-08-27
Asok admires Alice's work ethic for working during vacation.
Office Politics, vacation, work during vacation, ethics, glass ceiling, ceiling tile, Asok, Alice

1997-08-28
Dogbert decides to return to his old job as network systems administrator for the potential of abuse of power.
Start of saga: Dogbert returns as network systems administrator
Technology, network administrator, power, Ethernet card, circuit board, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-08-29
Dogbert shows Wally all the software manuals are locked away.
Technology, network administrator, manual, mean-spirited, meet halfway, window, Dogbert, Wally

1997-08-30
Dogbert tells Wally he has a collection of the worst of Wally's e-mails.
Technology, network administrator, e-mail, privacy, blackmail, humour, naughty proposition, theft, steal, Dogbert, Wally

1997-08-31
Dilbert wants to copy a document so he and the Boss can discuss it, but the Boss insists the secretary should copy it.
Management, photocopy, highly paid professionals, secretary, high-level planning, Dilbert, Boss, Carol