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2004-07-01
The new hire is warned about Wally in the employee orientation.
Dating, stalk, new hire, employee orientation, workplace hazards, Alice, Wally, Dilbert, woman

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 61

2004-07-02
A co-worker doesn't take Dilbert's hint he's ready for the meeting to end.
Meeting, papers, hint, signal, Dilbert, co-worker, Dogbert

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 61

2004-07-03
Dilbert suggests a money saving idea, but the Boss demands a written business case and full analysis.
Management, consolidate, sublet, space, business case, risks, drivers, Dilbert, Boss

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 61

2004-07-04
Carol doesn't allow the Boss to have meetings anymore.
Secretary, schedule, meeting, madness, e-mail, telephone, disconnected, cables, Carol, Dilbert, Boss

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 62

2004-07-05
The Boss wants to talk about what Dilbert has done, but then leaves him hanging.
Start of saga: Dilbert is left hanging and time freezes
Management, telephone, hanging, wristwatch, time, stopped, frozen, freeze, Dilbert, Boss

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 63

2004-07-06
Time stops for Dilbert while the Boss is on the phone.
Management, time, stopped, bad news, invent, language, beard, eternity, Dilbert, Boss

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 63

2004-07-07
Dilbert tells his date how he grew his beard while waiting for the Boss to get off the phone.
Dating, beard, restaurant, wine, telephone, exercise, discipline, menu, cigar, suspenders, Dilbert, Dilbert's date, waitress

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 63

2004-07-08
Dilbert plans to give up all forms of hygiene.
Personal, time, shaving, beard, hygiene, telecommuting, toenails, Dilbert, Wally

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 64

2004-07-09
Dilbert decides to shave off his beard.
Management, shave, beard, telephone, envelope licker, story, anecdote, Dilbert, Dogbert, Boss, Alice

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 64

2004-07-10
Catbert plans a goodbye party for those being downsized.
Personnel, goodbye, party, downsize, t-shirt, special guests, cake, Catbert, Dilbert, Asok, Boss, Wally, Alice, downsizee

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 64

2004-07-11
The Boss hires an alien for a job that is immediately outsourced.
Management, alien, gullible, nebula, relocate, family, spaceship, outsource, severance package, reference, Boss, Proxis, Dilbert

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 65

2004-07-12
Wally is into his fifth month with no written objectives.
Philosophy, written objectives, philosopher, freedom, help, hiding, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 66

2004-07-13
The Boss wants Dilbert to negotiate the sale of part of their business.
Start of saga: Dilbert the business negotiator
Business, negotiate, sale, voice activated, hassock, footrest, ottoman, lie, omissions, misdirections, exaggerations, optimism, documents, explanations, grey area, ignorance, Boss, Dilbert

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 66

2004-07-14
Dilbert starts negotiating the sale of part of their business.
Business, negotiate, authorised, offers, phraseology, lie, sweat, Dilbert, buyer

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 66

2004-07-15
Dilbert does a lousy job negotiating.
Business, negotiate, opening offer, accept, ruin, Dilbert, buyer

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 67

2004-07-16
Dilbert brings the negotiations to an end.
Business, negotiate, contract, expenses, legal liabilities, revenue, patents, public credit, swimming pool, bare hands, spoon, Dilbert, buyer

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 67

2004-07-17
Dogbert observes the Company's stock goes down whenever Dilbert does anything.
Investment, stock, plunge, news, acquire, shares, motionless, remote control, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 67

2004-07-18
Catbert gives the Boss an idea for motivating the staff.
Leadership, motivation, threat, belittle, humiliation, promises, berate, slogans, posters, bully, praise, raise, trophy wife, yell, purple, Boss, Catbert, Carol

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 68

2004-07-19
Catbert announces stock options are to be replaced with a bonus system.
Benefits, stock options, bonus, happiness, kindness, management, gullible, investors, hairball, Catbert, Dilbert, Wally, Boss, Asok

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 69

2004-07-20
Catbert recommends hiring feral employees.
Start of saga: The feral employee
Personnel, afford, budget, trained employees, alley, creamer, cage, Boss, Catbert, feral employees

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 69

2004-07-21
The Boss hires a feral employee.
Personnel, feral employee, inexpensive, cheap, untrained, bite, eat, run away, Boss, Dilbert, Will

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 69

2004-07-22
The Boss assigns Wally to teach the new feral employee how to use indoor plumbing.
Training, feral employee, chance, risk, regret, professional, indoor plumbing, newspaper, restroom, bathroom, Boss, Wally, Will

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 70

2004-07-23
A woman likes the new feral employee because he's a challenge.
Dating, feral employee, untamed, challenge, bicycle pants, mow, lawn, woman, Will, Dilbert, Asok, Wally

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 70

2004-07-24
The new feral employee complains marketing wouldn't him the products specs.
Marketing, feral employee, product specs, dumpster diving, french fry, Will, Boss, Dilbert

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 70

2004-07-25
The VP of marketing describes their new "bet the company" strategy.
Marketing, bet-the-company, strategy, advertising, talking, squirrel, Norwegian Accent, fraud, Boss, marketeer, Dilbert, Alice, Wally, Asok

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 71

2004-07-26
The Boss forgets how many quarters are in a year.
Management, quarters, year, leap year, penny, board meeting, smart, Boss, Carol

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 72

2004-07-27
A co-worker asks Dilbert to lunch to propose a pyramid scheme.
Entrepreneur, lunch, opportunity, pyramid scheme, multi-level marketing, diet, Bible, Dilbert, co-worker

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 72

2004-07-28
Dilbert announces their plan to generate electricity from their founder spinning in his grave.
Engineer, founder, copper wire, tombstone, headstone, magnet, business practises, spin, grave, electricity, Dilbert, Boss, Wally

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 72

2004-07-29
Dilbert got a bonus for being under budget.
Budget, bonus check, effort, reward, results, luck, delay, Dilbert, Alice

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 73

2004-07-30
Wally's excuse for being late is because his car wouldn't start.
Work Avoidance, late, tardy, car, start, cold, warm, wind chill factor, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 73

2004-07-31
Dogbert's tech support starts by blaming the problem on another company.
Tech Support, Dogbert's tech support, problem, product, services, determine, answer, pretend, telephone headset, Dogbert, man

Book: The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head, page: 73