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1998-04-01
Alice is not enjoying her job so Catbert prescribes an antidepressant drug.
Start of saga: Alice takes antidepressants to improve morale.
Personnel, enjoy, antidepressant, drug, prescribe, boss-proof cap, Alice, Catbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 41

1998-04-02
Alice tells the other engineers Human Resources is prescribing powerful antidepressants.
Office Politics, prescribe, antidepressant, drug, optimism, enthusiasm, Alice, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 42

1998-04-03
Wally reads the warning label on Alice's antidepressants.
Office Politics, antidepressant, warning label, fatigue, disorientation, lack of sex, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 42

1998-04-04
Alice overdoses on antidepressants so Wally and Dilbert induce vomiting.
Office Politics, antidepressant, overdose, induce vomiting, mission statement, heave, punch, salary, injury, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 42

1998-04-05
A finance guy wastes a four hour meeting and Alice worries she won't get a chance to present.
Presentation, depreciation, variance, year-to-date, drone, asleep, stun, doughnut, projector, Alice, finance guy, Wally, Boss, co-worker

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 43

1998-04-06
Mordac the Preventer of Information Services brings guidelines for passwords.
Corporate Services, password, guidelines, different passwords, characters and numbers, case, squeal like a pig, suspenders, Mordac, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 44

1998-04-07
Mordac the Preventer of Information Services confiscates Wally's non-standard computer.
Corporate Services, non-standard computer, confiscate, disable, hammer, suspenders, heavy, Mordac, Wally

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 44

1998-04-08
Mordac the Preventer of Information Services won't upgrade non-standard computers.
Corporate Services, upgrade, non-standard computer, replace, trash, policy, suspenders, Mordac, Wally, janitor

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 44

1998-04-09
Wally has to get rid of his old computer before he can get a new one.
Engineer, computer, union rules, trash, catapult, problem, engineering solution, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 45

1998-04-10
Catbert says there will be no layoffs after the merger.
Personnel, layoff, merger, job transfer, frozen asteroid, team player, space suit, Catbert, Ted, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 45

1998-04-11
Ted worries he'll be surplussed if he doesn't accept the transfer.
Personnel, job transfer, frozen asteroid, surplus, map, island, Ted, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 45

1998-04-12
A psychologist patient says to Dogbert he criticises others to make himself look smart.
Dogbert-Schemes, criticism, nuts, psychologist, weekly sessions, paid by the hour, false memory, alien, smart, grocery list, Dogbert, patient

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 46

1998-04-13
Wally takes it well when Ed announces he gave his two-week notice.
Start of saga: Ed, an unpopular co-worker, quits.
Office Politics, two-week notice, goodbye lunch, bore, quit, Ed, Wally

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 47

1998-04-14
The engineers insult a co-worker who has given his notice.
Office Politics, quit, obnoxious, cooperation, cologne, expiration date, two-week notice, useless, co-worker, Alice, Dilbert, Wally, Ed

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 47

1998-04-15
Tina collects for Ed's farewell gift but Carol takes money out.
Office Politics, quit, farewell gift, collect, fine, guilty, Tina, Carol

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 47

1998-04-16
The engineers scavenge Ed's stuff after he vacates his office.
Office Politics, quit, scavenge, pants, raid, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 48

1998-04-17
The Boss fought to get Dilbert's project classified as their top priority, but Dilbert says the project wasn't feasible.
Project, priority, feasible, chairman, quality festival, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 48

1998-04-18
The new guy looks smarter than the others, but will look dumber as people get to know him.
Professional, smarter, dumber, Alice, new employee

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 48

1998-04-19
Catbert notices Alice's stress and gives her a booklet titled "Stress No More."
Personnel, stress, workplace improvements, booklet, stress no more, unpaid overtime, pamphlet, ignite, smoke, Catbert, Alice

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 49

1998-04-20
Dilbert goes to a conference with a goal to "create interaction around local and global issues of the coming century."
Conference, brochure, sarcasm, interaction, issue, century, pamphlet, ear, excite, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 50

1998-04-21
A tall acquaintance changes his airline seat so he can sit next to Dilbert.
Travel, conference, flight, seat assignment, talk, golf stories, Dilbert, friend

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 50

1998-04-22
Dilbert checks in at a hotel and is proactively rejected by the desk clerk.
Travel, hotel, check in, technology conference, coffee, attractive woman, key, Dilbert, hotel clerk

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 50

1998-04-23
Dilbert is impressed by the keynote speakers at a conference -- a CEO, politician and a cartoonist.
Conference, technology, keynote speaker, CEO, cartoonist, Gilbert, content, politician, Dilbert, Scott Adams

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 51

1998-04-24
Dilbert asks a cartoonist if he ever feels burned out by the pressure of being funny.
Conference, technology, comic strip, burned out, stress, speaker, autograph, cartoonist, Dilbert, Scott Adams

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 51

1998-04-25
Dilbert returns from his trip and goes to his cubicle.
Note: Scott Adams considers this to be one of the naughtiest strips he has ever gotten away with.
Professional, trip, womb, cubicle, poke, head, naughty, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 51

1998-04-26
Tod from the Research Department says previous research was either ignored or misinterpreted.
Corporate Services, role model, meeting, Research Department, study, idiot, lie, industry salary study, quitting time, misinterpret, Boss, Tod, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 52

1998-04-27
Dogbert proposes to give good advice for a high price or bad advice for a 10% savings.
Start of saga: Dogbert, the reasonably-priced consultant
Consultant, advice, budget, economy, bad advice, good advice, running with scissors, Dogbert, Alice, Boss

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 53

1998-04-28
The Boss introduces some budget recommendations from Dogbert.
Consultant, save money, recommendation, price, hamburger patty, Boss, Asok, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 53

1998-04-29
Dogbert recommends some changes to the Boss.
Consultant, profit, recommendation, change, ombudsman, martial law, personal telephone call, jail, shoot, execute, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 53

1998-04-30
Dogbert gloats about his high-paying job.
Consultant, overpaid, underpaid, funny, job security, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Don't Step in the Leadership, page: 54