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2002-05-01
The Boss asks Dilbert to not reply to his boss's e-mail until the Boss has reviewed it.
Management, e-mail, review, walk, cubicle, route, mention, release, Boss, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 81

2002-05-02
Asok wins the clean desk award.
Office Politics, win, clean desk award, facilities people, desk, appearance, unused, paycheque, tax bracket, Boss, Asok, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 82

2002-05-03
Catbert suggests the Boss write on Alice's performance review, "needs too much supervision."
Performance Review, supervision, protest, purr, lips, evil, Catbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 82

2002-05-04
Alice protests when the Boss writes on her performance review, "needs too much supervision."
Performance Review, supervision, insane, time waster, lard filled suit, cubicle, crane, trap, win, Alice, Boss

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 82

2002-05-05
The Boss and Dilbert discuss the best way to circulate an idea throughout the department.
Management, socialise, idea, department, buy in, dialogging, feedback, consensus, flagpole, straw man, stakeholder, sympathy, salute, temperature, inoculate, Boss, Dilbert, Scott Adams

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 83

2002-05-06
Alice reads minutes from the last staff meeting. Irrelevance and bad decisions, she says.
Meeting, minutes, read, irrelevant, decision, men, idiot, imply, Zzzz, sleep, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 84

2002-05-07
The Boss distributes an inspirational book to the engineers about a fish market.
Management, staff, inspirational book, fish market, success, character, depress, capture, toss, eat, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 84

2002-05-08
Asok wants to improve his interpersonal skills, he tells Catbert.
Start of saga: Asok becomes a cyborg
Training, interpersonal skills, improve, CD, cubicle, wild, human, weak, computer, strong, side, Asok, Catbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 84

2002-05-09
Asok says his training CD is turning him to be a cyborg.
Training, CD, brainwash, cyborg, smart, stupid, implant, lunch, Asok, Dilbert, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 85

2002-05-10
Asok goes to the doctor because he has been turned into a cyborg.
Training, CD, brainwash, cyborg, insurance, cosmetic surgery, game, system, roof, jump, line, queue, follow up, stethoscope, Asok, doctor, employee

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 85

2002-05-11
Dilbert says they can fix their incomprehensible user interface -- for a million dollars.
Project, incomprehensible, fix, dollars, user interface, close, eyes, wish, save, presentation, Dilbert, Wally, Boss, Alice

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 85

2002-05-12
Asok complains to Wally about the "working lunch," where he is forced to give up his free time.
Professional, outrage, working lunch, steal, free time, sandwich, sacred, wind beneath my wings, sorry, fart, pass gas, Asok, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 86

2002-05-13
The Boss says the CEO is visiting next week and all real work must be discontinued in favour of diversity.
Start of saga: Preparing for the CEO visit
Management, CEO, visit, real work, productivity, illusion, diversity, sign-up sheet, slot, hat, clipboard, Boss, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 87

2002-05-14
The CEO is visiting next week so the Boss asks Wally to hide in the restroom.
Management, CEO, visit, hide, restroom, dream, assignment, newspaper, Boss, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 87

2002-05-15
Alice previews her slides with the Boss in preparation for the CEO's visit.
Management, CEO, visit, PowerPoint, slide, focus, fix, wrong, information, joke, gasp, kidding, Boss, Alice

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 87

2002-05-16
The CEO arrives for a visit and doesn't want to tour the cubicles.
Start of saga: The CEO visits
Management, visit, tour, cubicle, box, pretend, work, plan, Boss, CEO

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 88

2002-05-17
Alice and Dilbert give a presentation to the visiting CEO.
Management, visit, presentation, curious, department, improve, efficiency, teamwork, Boss, CEO, Alice, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 88

2002-05-18
The visiting CEO says the Boss's department is bloated and will cut half his budget.
Management, visit, presentation, department, bloat, eliminate, budget, marketing, CEO, Boss, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 88

2002-05-19
A vendor says his new system will pay for itself in three years.
Sales, system, buy, pay for itself, cost, save, math, emotionally invested, tauntage, vendor, Dilbert, Asok, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 89

2002-05-20
The Boss introduces the new senior VP, Cyrus the Virus, who will replace managers with his old cronies.
Start of saga: The Boss is demoted to engineer
Management, new, virus, senior vice president, infection, attack, replace, crony, cell phone, Boss, Cyrus the virus, Alice, Wally, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 90

2002-05-21
The Boss is demoted to engineer so his job can go to the new VP's crony.
Management, demote, job, crony, survive, real work, pretend, Cyrus the virus, Boss, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 90

2002-05-22
After being demoted, the Boss goes to his new cubicle and convinces himself it's respectable.
Management, demote, cubicle, respectable, cry, loser cruiser, Boss, Catbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 90

2002-05-23
The Boss asks Dilbert to teach him to be one of the little people.
Management, demote, buddy, teach, eyebrow, little people, Boss, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 91

2002-05-24
The Boss plans to get his old job back by spreading rumours about his replacement.
Management, demote, rumour, fire, clueless, idea, Boss, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 91

2002-05-25
The Boss gains empathy with the rest of the engineers, he tells Dilbert.
Management, demote, noble, little people, empathy, serve, promotion, Boss, Carol, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 91

2002-05-26
An employee quits to go to a job at a competitor, so Catbert drains all his technical knowledge first.
Professional, quit, job, competitor, employment agreement, knowledge, skill, brain suck, shrunken head, golf ball, Ted, Boss, Catbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 92

2002-05-27
The Boss uses inappropriate buzzwords at a meeting.
Meeting, ping, Director of Marketing, double click, budget, interface, scope, bandwidth, engineer, Boss, Alice, Dilbert

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 93

2002-05-28
The Boss downsizes Ted because they haven't made any revenue in three months.
Downsizing, performance, excellent, billing system, defective, revenue, Boss, Ted

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 93

2002-05-29
Wally uses a metal detector at the office.
Office Politics, metal detector, priceless treasure, bottle cap, calling, waste, explain, Alice, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 93

2002-05-30
Dilbert asks Wally how it's going with the metal detector.
Office Politics, metal detector, treasure hunt, loot, thrill, carpet, seed, nickel, Dilbert, Wally

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 94

2002-05-31
The Boss's latest book says people can choose their attitudes.
Management, book, choose, attitude, dopey, gullible, theme, choice, enlightenment, Boss, Alice

Book: When Body Language Goes Bad, page: 94