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2002-09-01
The Boss hosts a quarterly employee feedback meeting and asks for suggestions. Asok wants to know the company's long-term strategy.
Leadership, employee feedback meeting, quarterly, long term, strategy, leak, competitor, suggest, crush, stupid, trap, optimist, Boss, Asok, Wally, Alice, Carol

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 14

2002-09-02
Dilbert asks for a code for charging his project expenses to.
Corporate Services, code, charge, project, expense, hate, assign, freakin' hard, Dilbert, project code guy

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 15

2002-09-03
Dilbert finally realises he hates everyone in the world.
Philosophy, realise, hate, weasel, think, innocent, child, love, tiny, unconditional, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 15

2002-09-04
Tina signs up Dilbert for the mandatory mouse training class.
Start of saga: mouse training
Training, sign up, mandatory, mouse training, class, western grip, carpal tunnel, weak, two handed, Tina, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 15

2002-09-05
A trainer kicks off the mouse training class by asking why mouse training is important.
Training, mouse training, opinion, share, important, trainer, Wally, Dilbert, Asok, Tina

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 16

2002-09-06
The mouse training instructor introduces the concept of premature clickage.
Training, mouse training, premature clickage, contort, visualise, pair off, finger exercises, Three Stooges, trainer, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 16

2002-09-07
The Boss says the latest customer satisfaction survey shows improvement from last year.
Management, survey, customer satisfaction, improve, focus group, research, pencil, attack, spontaneous, shiv, premeditated, Boss, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 16

2002-09-08
The Boss decides to stay in his office and communicate only by e-mail.
Office Politics, cancel, meeting, office, e-mail, communication, report, magic, out of the office, situation, wave, Boss, Carol

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 17

2002-09-09
The Boss introduces Rufus T. Skwerrel, new CEO and former burglar.
Start of saga: new CEO, a former burglar
Leadership, CEO, job, trailer park, burglar, merger, acquisition, accounting, suspicious, wallet and watch, buckteeth, mugger, knife, Boss, Rufus T. Skwerrel, Dilbert, Wally, Asok

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 18

2002-09-10
Wally has been robbed by the new CEO. They discuss how much charisma he has.
Leadership, CEO, charisma, rob, miracle worker, duct tape, wallet, classy, underwear, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 18

2002-09-11
Dilbert relates how the new CEO robbed the building with a moving van.
Leadership, CEO, rob, moving van, break, law, opinion, tax lawyer, board of directors, duct tape, underwear, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 18

2002-09-12
The Boss wants to reduce expenses, so has everyone dress in barrels.
Fashion, expense, dress code, barrel, casual barrel day, ride up, sit down, Boss, Dilbert, Carol, Wally

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 19

2002-09-13
Dilbert has a meeting with customers. The company is poor now, so he has trouble with clothing and food.
Sales, meeting, customer, demonstrate, technology, humiliate, poor, feed, barrel, cat food, Boss, Dilbert, customer

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 19

2002-09-14
The Boss sends Dilbert to Elbonia for a meeting and Dilbert must conserve money.
Start of saga: Cheap Elbonian trip
Travel, Elbonia, budget, meeting, limo service, airport, cheap, taxi, barrel, talker, newspaper, Boss, barrel driver, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 19

2002-09-15
Dilbert says the project can't succeed and the Boss says to do it anyway.
Management, feasibility analysis, product, obsolete, succeed, credible, stupid, schedule, evil, Dilbert, Boss, Catbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 20

2002-09-16
Dilbert checks in at Elbonia Air.
Travel, Elbonia, reservation, airline, check in, computer, cardboard, prop, steal, security, frisk, glove, barrel, airline clerk, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 21

2002-09-17
Dilbert asks for a recommendation for a bad hotel in Elbonia.
Travel, Elbonia, cheap, direct, bad hotel, Bubonic Inn, flea, mattress, lazy, barrel, rat, Dilbert, Elbonian

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 21

2002-09-18
Dilbert explains to the Elbonians why he is dressed in a barrel.
Travel, Elbonia, broke, dress code, lack of fashion, barrel, Dilbert, Elbonian

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 21

2002-09-19
The Boss announces the dress code will go back to regular business attire. He'll keep changing the dress code until he finds one that will make the profits rise.
Fashion, dress code, business attire, change, style, profit, lab test, sartorial alchemy lab, spark, lab coat, safety glasses, Boss

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 22

2002-09-20
The Boss introduces Dilbert to a woman who gets peeved at any question.
Office Politics, question, ask, question, poink, show, Boss, Dilbert, Peeved Eve

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 22

2002-09-21
Dilbert asks Wally to floss in front of Peeved Eve.
Office Politics, dental floss, explain, follow, mutant, expression, new hire, Dilbert, Wally, Peeved Eve

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 22

2002-09-22
Bob Weaselton, full service stockbroker, describes the different ways to relate to Dilbert, the honest way or the dishonest way.
Investment, stockbroker, stock, trust, compare, portfolio, benchmark, direct, garbage, commission, lie, haircut, whiskers, Bob Weaselton, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 23

2002-09-23
Alice sees Dilbert's new interface design and throws up.
Start of saga: Alice gets sick at seeing a bad interface design
Product, user interface, design, colour, puke, throw up, flu, sick, vomit, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 24

2002-09-24
Alice sees a doctor because she threw up after seeing Dilbert's interface design.
Health, chronic, Mahjobbis Crappus, Mahjobis Crappus, puke, user interface, design, engineer, poison, dead, stethoscope, doctor, Alice

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 24

2002-09-25
Alice, after being given one week to live, asks the Garbageman for a cure for her poisoning.
Health, one week to live, poison, interface design, cure, ugly memory, staggering beauty, trashcan, Alice, Garbageman

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 24

2002-09-26
Dilbert's Mom complains to Dilbert a friend's son did more projects than Dilbert and has a bigger cubicle.
Family, project, count, cubicle, double wide, CEO, elevator, Scrabble night, living hell, counterfeit vowel, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 25

2002-09-27
Dilbert's Mom complains Dilbert did only one project last year, while her friend's son did three.
Family, project, count, measure, worth, ROI, track, lose, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert, Norma, woman

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 25

2002-09-28
Wally says at school, he was always the last kid picked to be on a team.
Office Politics, school, team, pick, super power, Wally, Alice, Asok

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 25

2002-09-29
The Boss coughs directly on Alice.
Health, office, sniff, cold, cough, sneeze, cootie, burrow, skin, unclean, motivation, direct hit, hair, Boss, Alice, Catbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 26

2002-09-30
The Boss asks Dilbert to integrate the sales database with the inventory and finance system.
Start of saga: Dilbert's project team: nitwit, ogre and $#!%
Project, integrate, sales database, inventory, finance system, nitwit, ogre, $#!%, fire, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 27