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2001-07-01
Dilbert asks the Boss for approval to buy a computer, but there's a freeze on the capital budget.
Management, approval, computer, freeze, capital budget, CEO, ask, limit, component, cubicle, bang, soft-walled containers, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 71

2001-07-02
A co-worker codes for another company while appearing to work here.
Professional, code, company, crime pays, benefit package, sandwich, dinner, lunch, co-worker, Wally

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 72

2001-07-03
A carpenter provides a cost estimate and start date to Dilbert. The start date is somewhat vague.
Start of saga: Dilbert hires a roofer for his house.
Contractor, cost estimate, builder, Monday, service industry, space-time continuum, calendar, tool, roofer, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 72

2001-07-04
Dilbert builds a device to search the service industry's space-time continuum.
Technology, invention, search, service industry, space-time continuum, plumber, roofer, carpenter, electrician, furnace, house, tool, Dilbert, roofer

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 72

2001-07-05
A roofer takes off Dilbert's roof, and says he'll return next week.
Family, roof, return, finish, rain, indoor, ruin, control, weather, tol, roofer, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 73

2001-07-06
Dilbert worries about his half-repaired roof. The Garbageman loans him his weather control device.
Family, roof, rain, shingle, personal, chaos-driven climate control, loan, randomiser, apparatus, weather control, Dilbert, Garbageman

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 73

2001-07-07
In the lunch room, Asok tells about his thoughts to grow a unibrow.
Office Politics, lunch, lunchroom, grow, unibrow, ban, work-related conversation, Asok, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 73

2001-07-08
Wally becomes a fly on the wall at a manager's meeting about layoffs.
Downsizing, layoff, downsizing, fly on the wall, wish, budget, fire, hate, doughnut, ugly, Dilbert, Wally, Boss, manager

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 74

2001-07-09
The Boss thinks Alice is understaffed and overworked so he hires another manager to glare at her and a stress counsellor for himself.
Overwork, understaff, manager, relax, deep breaths, hair, Boss, stress counsellor, Alice, manager

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 75

2001-07-10
The Boss says he'll be managing by exception so he won't be talking to people unless they screw up.
Management, managing by exception, talk, assume, project, remember, important, Boss, Wally

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 75

2001-07-11
The Boss wants the product so easy to use somebody's mother could use it. He argues with Dilbert as to whose mother should be the test.
Management, easy, product, mother, moron, test, fed, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 75

2001-07-12
The Boss hires a person with no brain.
Management, job, no-brainer, resume, brief, doughnut, experience, ruin, Boss, Wally, new hire

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 76

2001-07-13
Ted asks the Boss about the layoff rumour.
Downsizing, rumour, layoff, deny, day off, request, Friday, Monday, Ted, Boss

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 76

2001-07-14
The Boss and Catbert decide who will be downsized, those with excessive nose hair and who are called "doctor."
Downsizing, fire, nose hair, doctor, creep, Boss, Carol, Catbert, Dr. Wolfington

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 76

2001-07-15
Alice thinks of a great idea to save money on building their product. The Boss takes credit for the idea with the VP.
Management, unit, money, build, idea, credit, admit, fist of death, hit, control, Alice, Boss, VP

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 77

2001-07-16
Dilbert wonders about his purpose in life. Dogbert says it's to scratch his back.
Philosophy, life, purpose, scratch, back, service, useful, bank, stream, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 78

2001-07-17
Dilbert says their lives are pathetic because they do nothing but eat, work and sleep.
Philosophy, life, pathetic, eat, work, sleep, lunch, hungry, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 78

2001-07-18
A sociopath realises using his speakerphone will annoy his co-workers, but doesn't really care.
Start of saga: Ron the sociopath
Office Politics, sociopath, cubicle, telephone, speakerphone, annoy, co-workers, loud, lunch, delicious, Ron, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 78

2001-07-19
Alice complains the sociopath is using his speakerphone to listen to voicemail.
Dating, voicemail, speakerphone, socially defective, mind, dinner, invitation, sociopath, restaurant, wine, Alice, Ron

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 79

2001-07-20
The sociopath says he never tips at a restaurant because it's optional.
Dating, tip, optional, prior, bread, fling, sociopath, Ron, Alice, waitress

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 79

2001-07-21
Alice falls completely for the sociopath even though he rifles through her purse.
Dating, love, rifle, purse, telephone, call, ring once, wait by the telephone, sociopath, Alice, Ron

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 79

2001-07-22
The Boss asks everyone to keep Carol informed of their whereabouts. Wally gives Carol too much detail.
Policy, locate, inform, whereabouts, wander, coffee, newspaper, intern, pepper spray, cancel, marketing, flirt, Boss, Alice, Wally, Carol

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 80

2001-07-23
The Boss sends Monty to an accelerated evolution class.
Start of saga: Dogbert's evolution training
Society, grow, quick, hope, evolution, program, training, class, million years, pack, opposable thumbs, fire, tail, ape, accelerate, Boss, Dogbert, Monty

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 81

2001-07-24
Dogbert introduces his evolution training. A gorilla student eats the banana student.
Training, evolution, class, seat, eat, slip, peel, problem, Dogbert, banana

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 81

2001-07-25
Zoltar demonstrates speed evolving by growing new sideburns, although he doesn't get it right.
Training, evolution, class, graduate student, speed evolving, grunt, sideburns, extra face, arm, Dogbert, Zoltar

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 81

2001-07-26
Dogbert describes the one surviving student from his evolution class -- a three thousand pound squirrel.
Training, evolution, class, student, survive, cockiest squirrel, three thousand pounds, unlucky, janitor, bathrobe, Dogbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 82

2001-07-27
The Boss gives Wally his bonus even though Wally did no work all year.
Management, bonus, work, fire, replace, hiring freeze, shrink, empire, hand-shake, paycheque, Boss, Wally

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 82

2001-07-28
The Boss was trapped in his office for three days.
Management, trap, office, three days, scream, staple remover, claw, wall, push, pull, safe, hair, Boss, Carol

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 82

2001-07-29
Dilbert says the power supply in the product overheats. It gets exaggerated up to a four-star general who thinks it's a weapon.
Engineer, exaggeration, power supply, overheat, flames, level, city, military application, free hammer, consulting job, uninhabited atoll, trouble, uniform, blow up, Dilbert, Boss, customer, general

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 83

2001-07-30
An angry dumb guy dares anyone to ask his opinion.
Office Politics, opinion, beat, let's see, meeting, threat, angry dumb guy, Dilbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 84

2001-07-31
At an exit interview, Ted complains about working for an unethical weasel.
Management, exit interview, reason, unethical weasel, personal problem, collect, data, Boss, Ted, Catbert

Book: Another Day in Cubicle Paradise, page: 84