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2000-02-01
Dilbert asks Dogbert why he stays at this company when he could make more elsewhere.
Professional, money, salary, coffee, antics, feeble, loser, bathrobe, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 90

2000-02-02
Dilbert wonders whether he should stay at the company where the commute is easy or go to a start-up.
Professional, money, salary, commute, fast-pace, start-up, company, yak, IPO, Dilbert, Bob, Ratbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 90

2000-02-03
The Garbageman explains why Dilbert stays at his current job rather than switching.
Professional, investment, stock, unvested, suffer, brain, loss, opportunity, stupid, trashcan, Dilbert, Garbageman

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 91

2000-02-04
Phil comes to torment Dilbert while he wonders whether to quit or stay.
Professional, wait, quit, stock, unvested, heck, limbo, overflow, pitchspoon, Dilbert, Phil

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 91

2000-02-05
Phil takes Dilbert to limbo in the career section.
Professional, limbo, heck, career, please wait to be seated, service, Phil, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 91

2000-02-06
Dilbert says the product is defective and asks the Boss whether to delay shipment to ensure quality.
Philosophy, test, product, defective, customer, delivery, goal, quality, book revenue, Swiss bank, bathrobe, Dilbert, Boss, Dogbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 92

2000-02-07
Dilbert wants to see a web site that's been blocked at the firewall.
Corporate Services, web site, block, IS Group, business case, web productivity, security, shell, casual day, committee, Dilbert, Boss, snail

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 93

2000-02-08
The Boss is impressed Asok developed eight patentable ideas.
Management, patent, develop, idea, bury, literal, free time, Boss, Asok

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 93

2000-02-09
The Boss says Dilbert needs some face time with the vice president.
Note: An alternative strip with a different final panel was published on the website. The panel showed another employee kissing the vice president's ass.
Management, office, face time, important, raise, ask, butt kiss, ass kiss, brown nose, Boss, Dilbert, vice president, secretary

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 93

2000-02-10
Dilbert doesn't believe Ted will get information for him.
Office Politics, information, hunt, busy, hate, advance, time, Dilbert, Ted, Dogbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 94

2000-02-11
Catbert sends Dilbert to "Cynics Anonymous" because he's becoming too aware of reality.
Personnel, aware, reality, cynics anonymous, higher power, naive, optimism, perfect employee, fluorescent, block, Catbert, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 94

2000-02-12
Dilbert shows up for a "Cynics Anonymous" meeting where they spend his dues on beer.
Personnel, cynics anonymous, naive, trust, dues, beer, gambling cruise, Dilbert, chairman

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 94

2000-02-13
The Boss doesn't want Marketing invited to the planning meeting because they'll hose the plan.
Marketing, planning, meeting, sabotage, implementation, hose, botch, doom, kid, reason, plan, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 95

2000-02-14
The Boss announces a policy of driving carefully while talking on a mobile phone.
Policy, car, cell phone, drive, tree, poison, snake, Boss, Asok

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 96

2000-02-15
Dilbert worries when the CEO sells his stock.
Investment, CEO, sell, stock, routine, diversification, portfolio, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 96

2000-02-16
Dogbert explains management is an organism that needs to survive and grow.
Management, consultant, organism, survive, grow, fertiliser, plant, weasel, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 96

2000-02-17
The Boss goes on a sales call but is told not to talk.
Sales, customer, talk, discontinue, product, lull, fill, conversation, sales rep, Boss, customer

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 97

2000-02-18
Dilbert is forced to wait outside the Boss's office while the Boss is on the phone.
Management, office, wait, appointment, telephone, noise, talk, arm hair, grow, idle, Carol, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 97

2000-02-19
Asok creates a prison Morse code so he and Wally can communicate.
Office Politics, prison, Morse code, communicate, tap, cubicle, wall, e-mail, Asok, Wally

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 97

2000-02-20
The Boss announces because of unusually high profits this year, next year's targets will be impossible.
Management, division, profit, target, sabotage, customer, spend, leadership training, class, coffee mug, follow, wasteful, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Asok

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 98

2000-02-21
Dilbert meets his new lab partner, Paul Tergeist.
Start of saga: Paul Tergeist
Technology, lab partner, system failure, technology, error, pen, hover, poltergeist, Paul Tergeist, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 99

2000-02-22
Paul Tergeist says this technology will work; he's sure of it.
Technology, spirit, possess, computer, fly, head crash, nickel, ow, poltergeist, monitor, injury, Paul Tergeist, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 99

2000-02-23
The Boss wants a demo of the new product, and Dilbert complains about his lab partner.
Technology, spirit, demo, product, CEO, anger, energy, channel, death, soul, Boss, Dilbert, Paul Tergeist

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 99

2000-02-24
Dilbert gives a demo of software that doesn't exist. Even the user interface doesn't exist.
Technology, demo, software, user interface, cool, question, complete, laptop computer, Dilbert, Boss, customer

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 100

2000-02-25
Dogbert plans to give out gullibility awards to famous people.
Dogbert-Schemes, award, worthless, famous, celebrities, award ceremony, prestigious, Dogbert Gullibility Award, nomination, honour, Dogbert, famous person, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 100

2000-02-26
Dogbert awards the Lifetime Gullibility Award to Bob Flabeau.
Dogbert-Schemes, award, Dogbert Gullibility Award, lifetime award, biography, false memories, herbal therapist, stick, gold, Dogbert, Bob Flabeau

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 100

2000-02-27
Dilbert gives a presentation of meaningless diagrams and words.
Presentation, diagram, shape, word, synchronise, incremental, digital, integrate, dynamic, e-commerce, space, experiment, result, disturb, line, impressive, Dilbert, Ted, co-worker, Dogbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 101

2000-02-28
Wally schedules his meetings around the Boss's vacation days.
Office Politics, meet, boss vacation day, pretend, binder, walk, Wally, Ted

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 102

2000-02-29
Dilbert's Mom asks what he's been doing. Dilbert says it's nothing important.
Family, action item, strategy, cost, GNP, tuition, money, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert

Book: Excuse Me While I Wag, page: 102