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
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Alice contributes to Wally's collection of inspirational quotes.
Project, inspirational quote, lobby, wall, collect, get out, cubicle, freakish, carbon, elevator, Wally, Alice
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
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
Wally plans to prop his head up with his arm during meetings.
Meeting, head, heavier, thought, compensate, prop, goal, stamp, Wally, Dilbert
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
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
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
The Boss does some drive-by management and stresses Dilbert.
Management, revenue, estimate, research, support, stress, drive-by management, flashlight, stethoscope, Boss, Dilbert, doctor
Dilbert complains he is a victim of drive-by management.
Management, victim, drive-by management, spray, irrational orders, waddle, empathy, bandage, Dilbert, Dogbert
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
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
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
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
Alice controls the window shades. Dilbert and Wally panic.
Office Politics, corner cubicle, control, window shades, life support, magnifying glass, Dilbert, Wally, Alice
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
Dilbert asks the Boss how he knows which management techniques work best.
Management, technique, logic, books, trick, mad, Dilbert, Boss, Wally, Alice
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
Alice realises her career consists mostly of asking the Boss for stuff.
Professional, career, ask for stuff, wonder, wait, remind, memory, Alice, Boss
Catbert reveals the company can't afford to hire qualified employees.
Personnel, afford, hire, qualified employees, dumb, angry, pretend, basic nature, motivation, Catbert, Boss
Wally plans to convince the Boss Wally is invisible.
Office Politics, long term, convince, invisible, paid, sweet, lunch, Wally, Boss, Asok
Asok complains his job does not stimulate his mind.
Professional, stimulate, mind, tiger, meat, feed, analogy, zebra, Asok, Boss
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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