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2003-05-01
The Boss asks Wally to collect inspirational quotes for the lobby walls.
Start of saga: Wally collects inspirational quotes for the lobby walls.
Project, unimportant, inspirational quote, lobby, wall, eagle, idea, few, Boss, Wally, co-worker

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 118

2003-05-02
Alice contributes to Wally's collection of inspirational quotes.
Project, inspirational quote, lobby, wall, collect, get out, cubicle, freakish, carbon, elevator, Wally, Alice

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 118

2003-05-03
Wally hands his collection of inspirational quotes over to the Boss.
Project, inspirational quote, lobby, wall, Hannibal Lecter, Donner Party, cannibal, mistake, empty stomach, Wally, Boss

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 118

2003-05-04
Wally teaches Asok how to work smarter, not harder.
Professional, teach, work smarter, not harder, important, document, walk, pretend, problem, shirt, toothpaste, launder, minty, Asok, Wally, co-worker

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 119

2003-05-05
Wally plans to prop his head up with his arm during meetings.
Meeting, head, heavier, thought, compensate, prop, goal, stamp, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 120

2003-05-06
Elbonia turns to Dogbert to improve their image.
Start of saga: public relations improvement for Elbonia
Business, Elbonia, public relations, reputation, image, leprechaun, mud, export, vegetarian, backlash, Elbonian, Dogbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 120

2003-05-07
Dogbert counters Elbonia's bad reputation for exporting leprechaun meat.
Advertising, public relations, Elbonia, press, leprechaun, ad campaign, frying pan, tenderise, television camera, beret, Dogbert, Ratbert, Elbonian

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 120

2003-05-08
Dilbert tries to improve Elbonia's image by buying influence in Washington.
Politics, public relations, Elbonia, influence, Washington DC, expensive, gum, vote, Dogbert, Elbonian, congressman in Washington

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 121

2003-05-09
The Boss does some drive-by management and stresses Dilbert.
Management, revenue, estimate, research, support, stress, drive-by management, flashlight, stethoscope, Boss, Dilbert, doctor

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 121

2003-05-10
Dilbert complains he is a victim of drive-by management.
Management, victim, drive-by management, spray, irrational orders, waddle, empathy, bandage, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 121

2003-05-11
Dilbert warns Asok to not make eye contact with Ernie, who tried unsuccessfully to retire early.
Office Politics, eye contact, unpackageable, severance package, retire, bliss, self-pity, organic vessel, fishing, cry, Dilbert, Asok, Ernie, Alice

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 122

2003-05-12
The Boss asks Dilbert to write a rebuttal to his own technical recommendation so the Boss can reject it.
Management, rebuttal, technical recommendation, reject, insubordination, mock, Boss, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 123

2003-05-13
The Boss hires Phil, ruler of Heck, to act as devil's advocate.
Meeting, devil's advocate, roll my eyes, sarcasm, certified, move on, Boss, Phil, Wally

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 123

2003-05-14
Alice plans to move to the corner cubicle and control the window shades.
Start of saga: Alice controls the window shades from the corner cubicle.
Office Politics, corner cubicle, prestigious, window shades, control, harness the sun, glare, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 123

2003-05-15
Alice controls the window shades. Dilbert and Wally panic.
Office Politics, corner cubicle, control, window shades, life support, magnifying glass, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 124

2003-05-16
Catbert confronts Alice about using a giant magnifying glass as a death ray.
Office Politics, magnifying glass, death ray, toupee, burn, Catbert, Alice, Ted, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 124

2003-05-17
Dilbert asks the Boss how he knows which management techniques work best.
Management, technique, logic, books, trick, mad, Dilbert, Boss, Wally, Alice

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 124

2003-05-18
Catbert transfers Ted for making unflattering comments about the company to the press.
Personnel, headcount, fire, comment, press, evil, transfer, assembly line, head in a vice, living for the weekend, Catbert, Ted

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 125

2003-05-19
Alice realises her career consists mostly of asking the Boss for stuff.
Professional, career, ask for stuff, wonder, wait, remind, memory, Alice, Boss

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 126

2003-05-20
Catbert reveals the company can't afford to hire qualified employees.
Personnel, afford, hire, qualified employees, dumb, angry, pretend, basic nature, motivation, Catbert, Boss

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 126

2003-05-21
Wally plans to convince the Boss Wally is invisible.
Office Politics, long term, convince, invisible, paid, sweet, lunch, Wally, Boss, Asok

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 126

2003-05-22
Asok complains his job does not stimulate his mind.
Professional, stimulate, mind, tiger, meat, feed, analogy, zebra, Asok, Boss

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 127

2003-05-23
The Boss replaced their plant-watering service with a less expensive one, he says.
Leadership, plant-watering service, fire, hire, plastic, turn around, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 127

2003-05-24
A VP tells the Boss to focus on execution. The Boss thinks he has to execute people.
Leadership, focus, execution, think, accident, staff meeting, cry, VP, Boss, Catbert, Alice, Wally

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 127

2003-05-25
The Boss tells Tim his promotion has just come through, and really builds it up.
Management, promotion, paperwork, news, candidate, opportunity, lackey, cry, good news, speciality, mistaken identity, Boss, Tim

Book: Words You Don't Want to Hear During Your Annual Performance Review, page: 128

2003-05-26
The Boss asks Dilbert to summarise a report down to one page. Dilbert says it will lose meaning.
Management, summarise, one page, obliterate, persuasiveness, cost, wordy, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 9

2003-05-27
Catbert wants to offer unpaid vacation to all employees as long as their managers approve it.
Personnel, unpaid vacation, approve, downsize, overstaff, hug, purr, Catbert, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 9

2003-05-28
A magazine pans the company's product because they didn't buy enough ad space.
Product, review, issue, Extortion Magazine, ad space, week-old spit, advertising, Carol, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 9

2003-05-29
During a meeting, everyone's cell phone rings and everyone leaves, leaving the Boss alone.
Meeting, cell phone, ring, emergency, crisis, faith, coincidence, Wally, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Asok

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 10

2003-05-30
The new product brochures have won design awards but overstate its product capabilities.
Marketing, product, brochure, design award, win, believe, complain, Ted, Dilbert, Boss, Wally, Alice

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 10

2003-05-31
Dilbert suggests some of the claims in the new product brochure be scaled back.
Product, scale back, brochure, claim, diplomatic immunity, felony, poetic license, motor oil, root beer, crime, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 10