The Boss is disappointed when the employee's morale doesn't improve after he bought a motivational book.
Management, book, motivation, morale, defective, compare, sheesh, think, Boss, Catbert
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Dilbert prepares for a daring commando raid on the office of his Internet provider.
Personal, daring, commando raid, Internet provider, cancel, service agreement, fat, mask, stun gun, kill, ninja outfit, rope, headquarters, Dilbert, Dogbert, Bob
Wally tells the Boss he is available by pager -- unless he's not available.
Technology, pager, call, solar flare, blockage, tide, humidity, equinox, Wally
Dilbert asks for a vacant office instead of his cubicle.
Start of saga: Dilbert moves to an office
Office Politics, vacant, office, layoff, door, toy, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert brags to Alice he is moving to an office.
Office Politics, vacant, office, ill will, cubicle, Diltopia, bow, reverence, shoe, Dilbert, Alice
Dilbert enjoys how much better things are when he's in his private office.
Office Politics, vacant, office, desk, fluorescent, warm, bright, door, strip, polka-dot underwear, Dilbert, Boss, Carol
Catbert tells Dilbert the other engineers complained about his having a private office.
Office Politics, vacant, office, private, complain, fair, explain, Catbert, Dilbert
Mordac, Preventer of information services, tells Alice she has exceeded her server storage limit.
Corporate Services, Preventer of information services, exceed, storage limit, server, double, mystique, hit, suspenders, Mordac, Alice
A merger with another company has been approved and Catbert is working on integrating the two benefits programs.
Management, merger, blend, benefits program, maternity leave, smoker, squat, parking lot, draining, training, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Wally, Catbert, other HR director
Catbert says employees are only allowed to talk about work.
Policy, non-work, conversation, e-mail, work hours, chance, dinner, Catbert, Ted, Ted's wife
A vendor explains the latest version of his product is a step backwards in quality and reliability.
Sales, version, backward, quality, reliability, irrational, software, product, hate, weasel, guts, home, office, vendor, Dilbert
A new employee is looking for a project to horn into.
Office Politics, assignment, project, horn, threaten, ineffectual, career, attendance, head nodding, new employee, Dilbert
A new employee tells Dilbert how he has learned to appear smarter than he really is.
Office Politics, appearance, smart, agree, reword, wise, cubicle, less is more, new employee, Dilbert
The Boss tells Dilbert he had to make an engineering decision about Dilbert's project.
Management, project, decision, agree, stupid, fibre capacity, serial input, breakfast, Boss, co-worker
The Boss introduces Roboboss to handle all the trivial management tasks.
Management, handle, trivial, task, insult, machine, delegate, plywoodboss, Boss, Dilbert, Roboboss
Asok asks Wally how he manages to remain carefree while everyone else is overworked.
Professional, advice, master, asleep, carefree, overworked, powerful, secret, volunteer, busy, complain, Gandhi, glimmer of hope, Asok, Wally
The Boss asks Dilbert to destroy accounting records because stockholders are worried.
Start of saga: Making the accounting system more confusing
Accounting, stockholder, worry, profit, gimmick, destroy, record, illegal, confuse, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert asks Dogbert if making accounting records more confusing is ethical.
Accounting, confuse, ethical, shortsell, order, wrong, telephone, ear, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dilbert asks an accounting troll to participate in his project as a subject matter expert.
Accounting, subject matter expert, project, world, worse, honest, groupie, Dilbert, accounting troll
Dilbert kicks off the project meeting to make the accounting system less transparent.
Project, accounting, transparent, investor, influence, corrupt, corporate culture, Dilbert, Asok
Dilbert reports he has added complications to the accounting records and is erasing memories from senior management.
Project, accounting, impenetrable, team, complication, record, erase, congress, mallet, diagram, Dilbert, Boss, senior manager, Dogbert
Dilbert describes how he was simultaneously using his phone, cell phone, instant messaging and pager.
Technology, cell phone, telephone, e-mail, instant message, pager, story, fascinate, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dilbert interviews Matt, who has a three-year gap in his work history.
Professional, interview, resume, gap, chequebook, balance, mission, bank, mistake, court case, hygiene, landmark, Boss, Dilbert, Matt
Roboboss gives Alice a shallow compliment, but she still appreciates it.
Dating, valuable asset, compliment, shallow, high five, Roboboss, Alice
Alice wonders whether her relationship with Roboboss can really work.
Dating, relationship, soulless machine, shallow, compliment, 110%, love, restaurant, wine, oil, Alice, Roboboss
Catbert introduces a survey to help improve morale. Dilbert is taken aback.
Personnel, survey, morale, misjudge, care, disgruntle, fire, Catbert, Dilbert, Boss, Wally, Alice, Asok
The Boss asks a depressed employee to cheer up.
Management, cheer up, attitude, six months to live, motivational book, Boss, Ted
Wally and a co-worker continually trade voicemails by ignoring incoming calls.
Technology, battle of wills, voicemail, message, call me, cubicle, Wally, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss tells Alice to act like she's her own boss.
Management, act, pointy hair, confused, respect, golf, funny, Alice, Boss
The Boss pulls Dilbert out of a meeting for an important assignment.
Meeting, schedule, cover, note, coffee, crud, conflict, pot, drink, exaggerate, accomplishment, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, co-worker