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2001-02-01
The Elbonian Fulfilment Service answers a phone call.
Sales, Elbonian Fulfilment Service, thwart, grunt, funny, telephone, tin can, string, Elbonian, Elbonian pig

Book: When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View?, page: 127

2001-02-02
Tina presents the results of the customer satisfaction survey where 83% spat at their telephones until they died of dehydration.
Management, customer satisfaction survey, spat, telephone, die, dehydration, group, luck, Tina, Boss, Wally, Asok

Book: When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View?, page: 127

2001-02-03
A customer calls the Sales Department, outsourced to an Elbonian company, and gets insulted.
Sales, die, choke, bile, supervisor, monitor, quality control, tin can, string, customer, Elbonian, Elbonian pig

Book: When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View?, page: 127

2001-02-04
Dogbert gets the Boss to subscribe to his new technology magazine.
Dogbert-Schemes, Dogbert's Technology Magazine, reporter, objective review, product, advertise, junk, subscribe, stand on head, Dogbert, Boss

Book: When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View?, page: 128

2001-02-05
The Boss introduces the Feature Creep, who determines the product's features.
Start of saga: The Feature Creep
Management, feature, product, praise, cape, Boss, Feature Creep, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 9

2001-02-06
The Feature Creep asks for a low-battery indicator.
Product, schedule, late, low-battery, indicator, health, objective, warm, night and day, overwork, cape, Feature Creep, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 9

2001-02-07
The Feature Creep thinks he has a super power and is sexy.
Office Politics, super power, sexy, oomp, missy, gasp, cape, Feature Creep, Alice

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 9

2001-02-08
The Boss tells Dilbert he failed to meet a CEO-set goal. Dilbert wants to know which one.
Management, fail, goal, objective, CEO, impossible, ill-advise, life, other people, Boss, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 10

2001-02-09
Alice's flight arrived at 3AM and she's suffering the next day.
Travel, flight, red-eye, slap, eye, uncross, coffee, hostage, hair, Alice, Dilbert, Asok

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 10

2001-02-10
Alice tells the Boss she came in to work even though she had been travelling all night.
Travel, flight, usual, jeopardy, work, hair, park, lobby, Alice, security guard, Boss

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 10

2001-02-11
Dilbert interviews the Boss's Nephew, whose professional experience consists of bowling -- once.
Professional, job interview, experience, bowling, ball, heavy, work, remember, snack bar, whack, new boss, Boss, Dilbert, Boss's Nephew

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 11

2001-02-12
The CEO announces the company is poised for earnings growth, but he is leaving first.
Leadership, CEO, poise, growth, earn, announce, leave, stock option, vest, tie flip up, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 12

2001-02-13
The Boss tries to see what's on Dilbert's computer screen, and pretends to be in mid-stride while spying.
Management, work, screen, font, spy, mid-stride, pretend, muscle, cramp, telephone, cell phone, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 12

2001-02-14
Ted tells Alice to smile, and she gives him a look of death.
Office Politics, smile, hurt, gaaak!!, kill, look, frown, lunch, Ted, Alice, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 12

2001-02-15
Dogbert tells Dilbert to be self-delusional. It's the only way to be happy.
Philosophy, key, happy, self-delusion, organic, think, pain collector, race, oblivion, blame, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 13

2001-02-16
The Boss says he likes to fish and he does catch-and-release. That sounds like fish torture, Ming says.
Nature, lover, fish, catch-and-release, torture, fun, other words, Boss, Ming

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 13

2001-02-17
The Boss tells Dilbert the deadline has been pushed back a week, but Dilbert is upset because he has been working flat out to meet the deadline.
Management, good news, bad news, deadline, marathon work, schedule, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 13

2001-02-18
Carl, a call centre employee, is asked to reduce his average call time.
Tech Support, call centre, reduce, average, call time, fired, product, question, fast, interface, bonus, study, priesthood, telephone headset, paycheque, call centre manager, Carl, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 14

2001-02-19
Alice receives positive reinforcement from the Boss and she gets all tingly.
Start of saga: Alice is hooked on positive reinforcement.
Performance Review, feedback, strange, feeling, ecstasy, pulse, soul, positive reinforcement, tingle, Alice, Boss

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 15

2001-02-20
Alice's exposure to positive reinforcement is wearing off so she seeks more by asking for compliments.
Office Politics, positive reinforcement, experience, addict, say something nice, crazy, drool, drug, lunch, Alice, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 15

2001-02-21
Alice's exposure to positive reinforcement is wearing off so she tries to steal other's deliverables.
Office Politics, positive reinforcement, addict, drug, deliverable, presentation, slide, projector, praise, Alice

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 15

2001-02-22
The Boss and Catbert decide to promote Alice to management because of her behaviour.
Start of saga: Alice is promoted to management.
Management, inadvertent, verbal praise, addict, lie, steal, no choice, promote, Boss, Catbert, Alice

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 16

2001-02-23
Alice's soul departs after she's promoted to management.
Management, soul, manager, need, claim ticket, demotion, sax, Alice's soul, Phil

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 16

2001-02-24
Alice asks the Boss how to cope with not having a soul.
Management, manager, empty, soul, teeth, grit, dance, air guitar, Alice, Boss

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 16

2001-02-25
The Boss wants to automate tech support by analysing incoming e-mails for key words.
Tech Support, idea, online, automation, e-mail, analyse, key word, plan, response, customer, ski mask, throw rock, house, dissatisfaction, sarcasm, supportiveness, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 17

2001-02-26
The Boss blindfolds Alice so they can go to the secret management training facility.
Start of saga: Dogbert's management training class.
Management, training, secret location, car, blindfold, drive, Boss, Alice

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 18

2001-02-27
Dogbert asks his management training class what to do if they made a large mistake.
Training, management, instructor, mistake, learn from it, answer, Dogbert, management trainee, Alice

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 18

2001-02-28
Dogbert tells his management training class the two essential rules of management.
Training, management, rule, essential, customer is always right, punish, arrogance, Dogbert, Alice

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 18