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1998-10-01
Mordac the Preventer summons the Y2K demon.
Corporate Services, IS department, Y2K, demon, IT department, afraid, Mordac

1998-10-02
Tina sends an e-mail to demand information.
Office Politics, e-mail, seeds of destruction, snarl, Tina

1998-10-03
Catbert offers a permanent position to a temporary employee.
Personnel, temporary, employee, permanent, orientation, fool, Catbert, temporary employee

1998-10-04
The Boss installs a bell to improve morale.
Management, morale, goal, bell, accomplishment, magazine, kill, Boss, Dilbert, Alice, Wally

1998-10-05
The Boss says people who miss a staff meeting must buy doughnuts for the next one.
Meeting, staff meeting, freedom, doughnut, policy, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

1998-10-06
The Boss shovels assignments onto Dilbert.
Management, assignment, shovel, acronym, priority, Boss, Dilbert

1998-10-07
Dilbert says he only has time to do one assignment and asks the Boss to choose which.
Management, assignment, priority, essential, combine, Dilbert, Boss

1998-10-08
The Boss doesn't want to fire Donald, instead make him quit.
Management, policy, moron, unpleasant, fired, quit, coyote, Boss, Donald, Dilbert

1998-10-09
Dogbert gives a nose strip to Dilbert hoping increasing oxygen to his brain will make Dilbert a better conversationalist.
Family, nose strip, oxygen, conversation, optimism, Dogbert, Dilbert

1998-10-10
Dogbert complains about Dilbert's breathing.
Family, yell, breathe, nostril, Dogbert, Dilbert

1998-10-11
The Boss wants to go beyond serving customers; he wants to delight them.
Management, customer, price-gouge, defect, product, delight, empathy, pity, meeting, Boss, Alice, Wally, Dilbert

1998-10-12
The Boss asks Dilbert to teach a COBOL class in Elbonia.
Start of saga: Dilbert teaches COBOL in Elbonia.
Training, Elbonia, COBOL, teach, class, plane, scuba, Boss, Dilbert

1998-10-13
Dilbert complains to the Boss about teaching a COBOL class in Elbonia.
Training, Elbonia, COBOL, class, teach, problem, reschedule, Dilbert, Boss

1998-10-14
Dilbert teaches COBOL to Elbonians.
Training, Elbonia, COBOL, class, computer, keyboard, delete, Dilbert, Elbonian

1998-10-15
The COBOL class in Elbonia ends.
Y2K, Elbonia, COBOL, class, training, cabbage, Dilbert, Elbonian

1998-10-16
Asok is to be groomed for management.
Management, groom, bug, fur, lick, prerequisite, Catbert, Asok

1998-10-17
The employees will lose their cubicle walls and be constantly monitored, Catbert says.
Management, cubicle, open plan, office, surveillance camera, telephone call, web, blood test, flog, phase, Catbert, Boss

1998-10-18
The Boss asks for a cash flow estimate for Dilbert's project.
Management, delegate, cash flow, project, estimate, test, experience, Boss, Dilbert

1998-10-19
Catbert creates a new policy: employees can't eat at their desks.
Policy, eat, desk, reason, plausible, hate, reason, Catbert

1998-10-20
The Boss introduces the new team member, a headless man.
Start of saga: A headless man.
Office Politics, team, new employee, headless man, body, decision, fire, Microsoft, Redmond, meeting, Boss, Alice, Edward Mann

1998-10-21
Alice wonders what the headless man's name is.
Office Politics, headless man, team, new employee, wallet, name, identification, hug, Alice, Edward Mann, Wally

1998-10-22
Alice learns the name of the headless man.
Pun, driver's license, middle name, headless man, Alice, Wally, Edward Mann

1998-10-23
Dilbert says the new headless man isn't working out.
Management, headless man, mistake, hire, fire, insubordination, Dilbert, Boss, Edward Mann

1998-10-24
Dogbert outlines his marketing strategy and how customers must be brainwashed.
Consultant, brainwash, brand, goal, advertisement, brain stem, product, brain, Dogbert, Boss

1998-10-25
The Boss tries to improve communication by distributing pennies.
Management, communication, penny, two cents' worth, voicemail, dead, nickel, Boss, Alice

1998-10-26
The engineers attend a meeting that has no real purpose.
Meeting, purpose, issue, action plan, stomp, urge, professional, Ted, Alice, Dilbert

1998-10-27
After he outlines the plan, the Boss asks for irrational concerns.
Management, plan, pretend, concern, irrational, headphone, music, ambiguity, presentation, projector, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

1998-10-28
Dogbert says the company must focus on the gullible moron segment.
Consultant, target market, gullible, moron, commercial, advertisement, rain forest, kitten, Dogbert, actor, moron, Wally, Alice

1998-10-29
Dogbert reports phony sincerity in advertising works.
Consultant, advertisement, phony, sincerity, invisible robot, empty box, manufacturing, Dogbert, Alice, Dilbert

1998-10-30
Dogbert prepares for complaints about the invisible robot.
Consultant, invisible robot, support staff, sensor, complain, watch, Dogbert, customer, Dilbert, Wally

1998-10-31
No more cubicle walls, the Boss says, so communication will be improved.
Management, cubicle, wall, communication, noble, idea, leash, brand, morale, Boss, Dilbert, Wally