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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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 53

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 54

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 54

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 54

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 55

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 55

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 55

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 56

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 57

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 57

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 57

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 58

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 58

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 58

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 59

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 60

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 60

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 60

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 61

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 61

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 61

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 62

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 63

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 63

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 63

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 64

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 64

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 64

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 65

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 66

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

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 66