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2003-09-01
The Boss tells Alice to find the good thing in any bad situation.
Management, times are tough, optimism, good, bad, wild pigs, cute, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Asok, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 51

2003-09-02
Dilbert wants to do the simple technical solution without waiting for the internal approvals.
Management, technical solution, simple, fortune, internal approvals, vast herd, dolt, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 51

2003-09-03
The engineers try to decide where to eat. Mike the vegan joins in.
Office Politics, lunch, eat, vegan, pounce, hunger, choice, Dilbert, Alice, Mike the vegan, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 51

2003-09-04
Mike the vegan will use no animal product whatsoever.
Personal, vegan, animal product, shun, clothes, electricity, sewing machine, coal, oil, dinosaur, nude, exception, Mike the vegan, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 52

2003-09-05
Asok wants to know how to handle the pressure of a stalled career.
Professional, psychological pressure, stalled career, reach for the stars, hopeless, goal, burn, Asok, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 52

2003-09-06
The Boss gives Dilbert another top-priority assignment.
Management, priority, career, slip, mound of rubble, desk, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 52

2003-09-07
The Boss says he didn't get an urgent request for resources even though Alice reminded him many times.
Management, urgent request, respond, resource, forgot, e-mail, voicemail, tattoo, torso, chest, hair, Ted, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 53

2003-09-08
The Boss asks Wally to find a way to send Internet data via the sewer system to match the power grid.
Start of saga: Wally manages a project to send Internet data via the sewer system
Technology, Internet, broadband, power grid, sewer, washroom, data, competitor, Boss, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 54

2003-09-09
Wally asks Asok to join his doomed project to send Internet data via the sewer system.
Project, doom, Internet traffic, sewer, experience, good thing, breath, straw, sewage, Wally, Asok

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 54

2003-09-10
Wally admits he has never managed a project before.
Project, doom, Internet traffic, direct, natural talent, goal, agenda, meeting, common goal, Wally, Carol, Asok

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 54

2003-09-11
Wally reports the project progress to the Boss and uses big words to say he hasn't done anything yet.
Project, team, time line, identify resources, revise, re-examine, Wally, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 55

2003-09-12
Dogbert recommends Wally get away from his project before getting the blame.
Project, slither, doom, blame, metaphor, shed your project manager skin, skeleton, Dogbert, snake, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 55

2003-09-13
Wally asks the Boss to reassign his project to Asok.
Project, heart and soul, Internet data, sewer, talent pool, recommend, mentor, panic, Wally, Asok, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 55

2003-09-14
Alice designates Asok as the keeper of the giant binder.
Office Politics, keeper of the giant binder, secret technology plans, fit, clean desk policy, trade show, prop, guard, Alice, Asok, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 56

2003-09-15
Asok complains no one responded to him since he became project manager, so he finished the project himself.
Project, returned my calls, e-mail, graduate, India Institute of Technology, finish, sleep, train, holiday, superior, Asok, Wally, Alice, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 57

2003-09-16
Asok says he learned to use his huge brain and tries not to frighten people with it.
Professional, India Institute of Technology, brain, learn, frighten, mental, reheat, tea, forehead, imagine, fire, lunch, Asok, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 57

2003-09-17
Dogbert advertises lessons on how to become an underperforming CEO. The Boss buys.
Dogbert-Schemes, television, commercial, salary, audio lessons, CEO, underperforming, headphones, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 57

2003-09-18
Dilbert asks a direct question and a co-worker avoids it with unrelated information.
Office Services, order, plastic casing, delivery, avoid, imaginary, question, fantasy, moustache, shine, Dilbert, clerk

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 58

2003-09-19
Dilbert recommends the team look at the big picture, the view from 20,000 feet. The Boss over-imagines.
Management, big picture, 20000 feet, view, imagine, plane, coach, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 58

2003-09-20
Dogbert tells Bob money can't buy happiness but it can buy other things which are just as good.
Family, money can't buy happiness, possession, envy, whack, trade, Dogbert, Bob

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 58

2003-09-21
Each of the engineers complains they're too busy when the Boss wants to assign a project to each of them.
Management, project, Nanobit, assignment, busy, cracker, quit, solve, problem, alligator, quit, Alice, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Asok, Ted

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 59

2003-09-22
The Boss says if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.
Leadership, lead dog, view, change, face, imply, insightful analogy, admire, Boss, Carol, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 60

2003-09-23
Wally describes how he ranks his tasks into different priorities.
Professional, rank, task, daily, priority, isn't much left in the tank, update, list, Wally, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 60

2003-09-24
Alice asks Carol to format her long, rambling e-mails with more whitespace.
Office Politics, e-mail, long, gift, blank space, sentence, ramble, comma, curvy, Alice, Carol

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 60

2003-09-25
The Boss announces the company has outsourced its programming work to Elbonia to take advantage of the time difference.
Outsourcing, programming, Elbonia, time difference, requirements, code, laptop, pretend, Boss, Elbonian, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 61

2003-09-26
A marketing guy says he can't remember how to turn on his Lisa.
Marketing, engineer, turn on, Lisa, Apple, computer, wife, marketing guy, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 61

2003-09-27
A marketing guy has some suggestions for Dilbert's network design. His technology level is out of date.
Marketing, suggestion, network design, Cisco, doohickey, catapult, tree, social skills, dipweed, marketing guy, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 61

2003-09-28
The Boss says communication is a morale issue, so he opens up and tells his true feelings.
Management, survey, employee morale, result, issue, open and honest communication, loot, death spiral, fishing lure, suffer, bald guy, noise, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert, Asok

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 62

2003-09-29
The Boss says he can't give Dilbert a raise because then there would be no room for a raise next year.
Performance Review, salary, deserve, raise, disincentivised, mope, muscle, motivation, weak, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 63

2003-09-30
Catbert's new policy is for employees to inform their boss before applying for internal positions.
Personnel, job opening, policy, inform, apply, purr, good luck, disloyal, back stab, ingrate, Catbert, Boss, Tina

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 63