The Boss announces everyone will get more project money without increasing the budget.
Management, budget, project, math skill, salary, vacation day, recalculate, greedy, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert
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Dilbert is assigned a "no brainer" project, but needs help.
Start of saga: Product with no user interface
Project, assignment, no-brainer, interface design, beige, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert describes his project status, a product with no user interface due to budget cuts.
Project, budget cut, user interface, target market, shy people, law, presentation, Dilbert
Dilbert and Wally present the product with no user interface to the sales conference.
Project, product, sales conference, user interface, user manual, power outage, evil, smile, good, muscle, presentation, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss announces he'll be using the chaos theory of management, but the engineers don't know what the difference will be.
Management, chaos theory of management, Boss, Wally
Dilbert thinks it takes a certain type of personality to telecommute.
Family, telecommute, personality, no personality, debate, zero is a number, bathrobe, ear, Dilbert, Dogbert
Alice calculates the hours per day to do various quality jobs on all the projects the Boss assigned.
Project, time estimate, excellent versus adequate, complete fiduciary misconduct, calculate, Alice, Boss
The Boss sets measurable objectives for Tina. They debate how to measure technical writing.
Management, measurable, objectives, technical writer, total cognitive surrender, motivate, newsletter, opinion, dogma, Boss, Tina
Dilbert stuns a marketeer and then posts a photo of him in a gallery.
Marketing, technical explanation, photo gallery, googly-eyed marketeers, drool, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss wants Alice to inspect their Elbonian factory.
Start of saga: Alice takes a tour of the Elbonia factory.
Management, Elbonia, factory, inspection, justification, approval, Boss, Alice
Alice tells Wally and Dilbert she's off to Elbonia.
Office Politics, Elbonia, mud, misogyny, weasel, compliment, scream, kick, feminist, chauvinist, Alice, Wally, Elbonian, Dilbert
Alice gets a tour of the Elbonian factory and sees huge clamps on the employee's heads.
Office Politics, Elbonia, factory tour, sweat shop, head clamp, cubicle, morale, Alice, Elbonian
Alice reports to the Boss Elbonian factory workers wear clamps on their heads.
Management, Elbonia, factory tour, head clamp, complain, union, lunch, Alice, Wally, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss struggles with different time zones.
Technology, time zone, telephone, math, freaking me out, Boss, Dilbert
Wally tells how he is building "brand equity" to become the "Kleenex" of engineers.
Professional, toil, brand equity, skill, contact, Kleenex, engineer, sneeze, Wally, Alice, Dilbert
Tina learns, on average, women make 75% of what men make.
Professional, pay equity, average women, engineer, problem, Tina, Alice
Tina complains to Wally men are paid 25% more than women.
Professional, pay equity, math, praise, complain, Tina, Wally, Dilbert
Tina hopes women will be judged by their accomplishments, not by their gender.
Professional, accomplishment, gender, patent, banquet, fashion, Tina, Alice
The Boss says due to a typo in the user manual, technical support calls are going to a phone sex place.
Tech Support, user manual, typo, technical support calls, telephone sex, complaint, Boss, customer, Dilbert
Dilbert asks the Boss for a letter of recommendation to apply for a job in another division.
Management, letter of reference, job application, hygiene, steal, drug, anger, denial, Boss, Dilbert, manager
Dilbert complains to Catbert the Boss prevented him transferring to a great job.
Personnel, job transfer, complain, great job, bad situation, promise, Dilbert, Catbert
Catbert announces a change in the vacation policy -- time spent in the restroom counts as vacation.
Personnel, vacation, policy, flexible policy, restroom, porcelain cruise, complain, bathroom, Catbert, Asok, Dilbert, Wally, Boss
Asok presents his new product -- a database of famous serial killers.
Technology, database, product, famous serial killers, weapon, tattoo, killer application, intern, Asok, Alice, Wally, Boss
Dogbert sells the Boss on the concept of "personal habitats", a replacement for cubicles.
Management, cubicle, personal habitat, expensive, hellhole junior, upgrade, Dogbert, Boss
Dogbert shows Wally his new "personal habitat."
Dogbert-Schemes, cubicle, personal habitat, clutter, trashcan, personal storage unit, Dogbert, Wally
The rag man from project Luser begs Dilbert for some resources.
Start of saga: A rag man from Project Luser begs for resources.
Project, rag man, Project Luser, budget cut, beg for resources, pencil shavings, coffee, Dilbert, rag man from Project Luser
The rag man begs for office supplies from Wally.
Project, rag man, underfunded project, office supplies, binder, palace, mocha coffee, cubicle, rag man from Project Luser, Wally
The rag man begs for an intern for his project.
Project, underfunded project, spare resources, intern, sponge bath, water fountain, rag man from Project Luser
The Boss downplays Alice's performance because she didn't complain enough.
Performance Review, raise, challenging job, goal, complain, hygiene, backstab, Boss, Alice
The Boss can't give Alice a raise because she's above the salary midpoint.
Performance Review, raise, salary midpoint, stock options, interpersonal skills, coach, Boss, Alice
Wally's necktie is getting shorter every day, Dilbert notices.
Fashion, necktie, trend, casual clothes, bald, Dilbert, Wally