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2000-01-01
The Boss hires the "Bait and Switch" consulting group because of a smart consultant.
Consultant, Bait and Switch, consulting group, smart, account, idiot, Boss, consultant, Eddie, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 76

2000-01-02
A strategy from a CEO gets handed down the chain of command until it reaches Dilbert.
Management, research, strategy, report, reason, mistake, smother, pillow, sleep, data, support, CEO, senior vice president, vice president, Assistant vice president, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Dogbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 77

2000-01-03
Dogbert uncovers sales trends by data mining, and also sees messages from God.
Start of saga: Dogbert with data-mining software
Dogbert-Schemes, consultant, data mining, hidden, sales trends, messages from God, left-handed squirrels, tie, shirt, fashion, laptop computer, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 78

2000-01-04
Dogbert finds another message from God in his data-mining software.
Dogbert-Schemes, consultant, data mining, software, message from God, steal, lunch, break room, refrigerator, pudding, laptop computer, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 78

2000-01-05
The Boss demonstrates the posture where the sales are highest, according to Dogbert's data mining.
Dogbert-Schemes, consultant, data mining, software, result, shock, sales, facial expression, hardhat, miner's helmet, Boss, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 78

2000-01-06
Dogbert find another correlation in his data mining -- employees telecommute when the Boss is on vacation.
Dogbert-Schemes, consultant, data mining, eureka, correlation, vacation, telecommute, expense voucher, sick, hardhat, miner's helmet, pickaxe, laptop computer, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 79

2000-01-07
The Boss consoles Asok for getting a bonus of only 5% of his annual salary.
Management, bonus, annual, salary, five percent, feel bad, go wild, Boss, Asok

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 79

2000-01-08
The Boss finds a good crop of belly button lint and leaves it on Dilbert's keyboard.
Management, belly button, lint, crop, keyboard, instinct, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 79

2000-01-09
Ted shows off his list of pros and cons about the current marketing strategy.
Marketing, strategy, pros and cons, list, column, unhealthy, unprofitable, waffle, egg, banana, milk, grocery list, quantify, insist, Ted, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 80

2000-01-10
After completing his assignments, Asok asks the Boss for more to do.
Management, assignment, complete, service, trashcan, wrinkle, paper, Asok, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 81

2000-01-11
Asok asks Catbert to help him see the relevance of his work.
Professional, relevance, well being, society, shuffle, document, air circulation, e-mail, Asok, Catbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 81

2000-01-12
Carol parks in the Boss's parking spot.
Start of saga: Carol plots to take over the Boss's job.
Office Politics, park, car, reserved parking spot, meeting, coup, office, massage, default, secretary, Boss, Carol, masseur

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 81

2000-01-13
Carol gives Alice more assignments.
Office Politics, task, assignment, magazine, compliment, listen, Carol, Alice

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 82

2000-01-14
The Boss returns from his business trip to find someone has taken over his office.
Management, business trip, meeting, win, office, massage, Wally, Boss, Carol

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 82

2000-01-15
A lady with a big nose smells Alice's lunch.
Office Politics, lunch, sandwich, sniff, lettuce, Alice, big-nosed woman

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 82

2000-01-16
Tina gets Asok to help with her PC.
Office Politics, Ethernet card, install, tech support, carry, semicolon, skill, luck, Tina, Asok

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 83

2000-01-17
Dogbert becomes CEO of the company's new financial subsidiary.
Start of saga: Dogbert is a CEO of a financial company.
Dogbert-Schemes, CEO, financial subsidiary, goal, victim, cross-selling, bayoneting the survivors, Boss, Dogbert, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 84

2000-01-18
Dogbert explains features of an investment to a guy wearing overalls.
Note: The title strip for the book "Excuse Me While I Wag".
Investment, annuity, car, lease, feature, hidden fee, advice, burglar, wag, overalls, Dogbert, investor

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 84

2000-01-19
Tina is impressed the fees on Dogbert's investment fund are higher than others.
Investment, investment fund, fee, diversification, sucker, Tina, Dogbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 84

2000-01-20
Dogbert explains how he will handle the Boss's investment -- farm it out to others.
Investment, investment fund, fee, certified, financial planner, money, work, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 85

2000-01-21
An investor questions why Dogbert charges a fee even if he does nothing.
Investment, fee, investment fund, training, bill, tonsils, investor, Dogbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 85

2000-01-22
Dogbert explains to Alice how he talks to a company's management before investing.
Investment, stock, management, talk, liar, believe, Dogbert, Alice

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 85

2000-01-23
The company is switching to a cash balance pension plan, Catbert announces.
Benefits, pension plan, cash balance, competitive, young, old, twig, artificial hip, zygote, Catbert, Asok, older employee, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 86

2000-01-24
The Myers-Briggs personality types will be the basis of teams, the Boss announces.
Management, team, Myers-Briggs, personality, human resources, assignment, quiet, dumb, extrovert, think, Boss, Catbert, Wally, Asok, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 87

2000-01-25
According to the results of a Myers-Briggs test, the Boss is classified as a "PHB," Catbert says.
Management, Myers-Briggs, personality, test, PHB, expletive, classify, Catbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 87

2000-01-26
Wally says he must forget old things to make room for learning new things.
Meeting, Wally Report, productivity, threat, brain, learn, information, fifth grade, forget, Wally, Boss, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 87

2000-01-27
The Boss over-communicates in times of uncertainty, especially when firing Ed.
Management, downsizing, communicate, uncertainty, over-communicate, expert, fired, you're fired, repeat, Boss, Ed

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 88

2000-01-28
Dilbert complains about an assignment he can't succeed with.
Family, assignment, hope, success, laugh, sandwich, bite, share, Dilbert, Ratbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 88

2000-01-29
Dilbert feels stressed and considers verbally abusing a co-worker.
Professional, stress, work, verbal abuse, co-worker, worthless, monkey spit, Dilbert, Ted, Wally

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 88

2000-01-30
Dilbert shows Dogbert his new anti spam software to filter e-mail.
Technology, e-mail, spam, software, filter, keyword, advertisement, message, Victoria's Secret, model, sailboat, date, pillow, wear, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 89

2000-01-31
Dilbert says he has a job offer for twenty percent more and wants to know if the Boss will match it.
Start of saga: Dilbert wonders why he shouldn't go to another company for more money.
Professional, job offer, raise, match, hire, loyalty, management, science, mime wall, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 90