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2002-12-01
The Boss asks Dilbert to find out what a $2.37 expense was for.
Management, expense, research, engineer, clerk, trivial task, project, cancel, assignment, kudos, Boss, Dilbert

2002-12-02
The Boss announces layoffs are to be performed by a designated firer.
Downsizing, layoffs, human resources, designated firer, cubicle, toast, stranger, gaaa, scythe, Boss, Ted, Carol, weasel of layoffs, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

2002-12-03
The weasel of layoffs visits Ted.
Downsizing, layoffs, experience, humiliate, tape, list of defects, why, scythe, weasel of layoffs, Ted

2002-12-04
The Boss asks Asok to summarise some project summaries, and then summarise the summary.
Management, project summaries, summarise, shorter word, doomed, Boss, Asok, Dilbert

2002-12-05
Carol juggles personal calls on two telephones at the same time.
Personal, telephone, cell phone, motor noise, scorpion king, action figure, Barbie, type, nose, message, trifecta, Carol, Wally, Dilbert

2002-12-06
The Boss asks Dilbert to do Ted's job as well as his own.
Management, two jobs, poorly, raise, hire, promise, verbal praise, Boss, Dilbert

2002-12-07
The Boss asks Carol to tell the kids to stop skateboarding in the parking lot.
Strategy, skateboard, parking lot, kids, reason, master plan, joy, universe, fool, blame, insurance, globe, Boss, Carol, Catbert

2002-12-08
Tina tries to tell Dilbert about her vacation but he's not interested.
Office Politics, vacation, sunset, food, selfish attempt, happy memories, expense, film, out of the loop, Tina, Dilbert

2002-12-09
Dilbert creates a source of unlimited free energy. Dogbert wants to use it to rule the world.
Science, magnetic-cancellation wheel, unlimited free energy, technology, rule the world, steal, tool, gizmo, ear, perpetual motion, Dilbert, Dogbert

2002-12-10
Bob had always dreamed of becoming fossil fuel until Dilbert's invention of unlimited free energy.
Dogbert-Schemes, dream, decompose, fossil fuel, invention, life, purpose, disposable evil lackey, gizmo, perpetual motion, Bob, Dogbert

2002-12-11
Dogbert describes his questionable business practises to cash out his business. They gag a rat.
Dogbert-Schemes, boost revenue, offshore subsidiary, expense, capital, prospect, media, industry analyst, cash out, gag a rat, bribe, business practise, Dogbert, Ratbert, Bob

2002-12-12
A reporter from Moneybags Magazine interviews Dogbert about his success.
Dogbert-Schemes, Moneybags Magazine, send him in, employee, claim, lazy, foot massage, cover story, Bob, Dogbert, reporter

2002-12-13
Dogbert says he made billions by selling his stock before he drove his company into bankruptcy.
Family, stock, bankruptcy, weasel dance, clap, sing along, ear, bathrobe, Dogbert

2002-12-14
Wally scares some school kids with tales of horrible things they do to you at work.
Office Politics, rip, ego, box, rot, dead, envy, career day, afraid of work, Wally, kid, Dilbert

2002-12-15
The Boss asks Dilbert to write a letter from the Boss to a customer, then the Boss will sign it.
Management, write a letter, customer, sign, valuable executive time, efficient, possible outcome, endless loop, criticism, hassle, paragraph, Boss, Dilbert

2002-12-16
Dilbert calculates he has six months to live, based on his current stress levels.
Start of saga: Dilbert has six months to live
Personal, calculate, impact, health, life expectancy, workload, six months to live, stress, remind, shop, card, Dilbert, Dogbert

2002-12-17
Dilbert visits a lawyer to draw up a will.
Law, estate planning, six months to live, will, mentally incompetent, beneficiary, moustache, suspenders, Dilbert, lawyer

2002-12-18
Dilbert's lawyer says a living trust can eliminate probate costs.
Law, estate planning, probate, living trust, inconvenient system, watch, witty observation, moustache, suspenders, lawyer, Dilbert

2002-12-19
Dilbert says he will have an early death due to overwork. The Grim Reaper shows up.
Personal, early death, overwork, visit, love my job, scythe, Dilbert, Grim Reaper, Boss, Wally

2002-12-20
The Grim Reaper takes Dilbert.
Personal, antidepressant, reap, work, like, over my limit, catch and release, scythe, Grim Reaper, Dilbert

2002-12-21
Dilbert wonders why he wasn't afraid of death.
Personal, technically dead, fear, cubicle, lunch, Dilbert

2002-12-22
Paul Ooshen prepares for his meeting by adopting scents, oily fingers and annoying sounds.
Office Politics, scent, hog farm, rain, oil, onion, nasal sound, leaky coffee mug, keyboard, doughnut, Paul Ooshen, Alice

2002-12-23
Alice invites Tina to work out with her.
Health, work out, company gym, conversation, security guard, exhaust, cow, milk, hamburger, sweatband, shorts, Alice, Tina, Jim

2002-12-24
Dogbert plans to start selling an anti-itch lotion, but it's really just honey.
Dogbert-Schemes, anti-itch lotion, honey, disclaimer, bottle, customer list, nice, bear, Dogbert, Dilbert

2002-12-25
The Boss receives an award from the Family-Haters Association.
Professional, award, Family-Haters Association, anti-family practises, certificate, hang, notice, Boss

2002-12-26
Alice has a bad case of bed hair because she overslept.
Personal, overslept, stare, bed hair, confuse, shower, unleash, unhygienic, fist of death, Alice, Asok, Dilbert

2002-12-27
The Boss praises Dilbert for doing two jobs well, but has no budget for raises.
Performance Review, two jobs, well, budget, raise, attaboy, cheapen, problem, Boss, Dilbert

2002-12-28
Catbert monitors employee e-mail to look for recently estranged lovers. He uses this information to promote people.
Personnel, monitor, e-mail, estranged lovers, promotion, job title, curse words, win, Catbert, Ted, Tina

2002-12-29
The Boss asks Carol to phone the police because his car has been stolen. She thinks he forgot where he parked it.
Management, police, car, stolen, forget, park, magic powers, presto, appear, freaky, Boss, Carol

2002-12-30
The Boss asks Dilbert to make a boring presentation so the CEO will slip into a trance.
Presentation, PowerPoint, bore, CEO, trance, whisper, subliminal suggestion, budget, kill, monster, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

2002-12-31
Bob the security guy demonstrates the new biometric security system. It identifies people by their pulse, heat and fingerprints.
Security, biometric, demonstrate, system, pulse, heat, fingerprint, identify, Boss, Bob security guy, Wally