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2005-01-01
Downsized employees are to receive Catbert's DVD that teaches them to live off the land.
Downsizing, reorganisation, DVD, teach, live off the land, successful, shoplift, running, television, Catbert, Wally, Alice, employee

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 19

2005-01-02
Wally claims his weekly report is full of tales of success.
Office Politics, Wally report, bristling, tale, success, worthless, marketing, specific, confirmed, location, harmful advice, sales, rush, e-mail, ignore, focus, priority, budget, estimates, format, written objectives, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 20

2005-01-03
Carol is made the Director of First Impressions.
Start of saga: Carol, the Director of First Impressions
Secretary, promotion, director, first impression, pro tem, pay off, office, lobby, receptionist, Boss, Carol, visitor

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 21

2005-01-04
Carol explains to a visiting salesman she's really a director.
Secretary, receptionist, director, first impression, printer cartridges, CEO, HP, Carly Fiorina, Carol, salesman

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 21

2005-01-05
Carol explains to a deliveryman she's not a receptionist.
Secretary, receptionist, attractive, position, heading, yum yum, Carol, delivery man

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 21

2005-01-06
Carol realises she's a receptionist.
Secretary, receptionist, director, first impression, walrus, e-mail, Carol, visitor

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 22

2005-01-07
The Boss announces their new strategy. He calls it a strategy so his people won't lose hope.
Management, strategy, fewer units, higher margins, different, cutting costs, hope, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 22

2005-01-08
The Boss announces their new strategy of buzzwords to see how it makes his people feel.
Management, differentiating, value added, strategy, transformational, change, feel, urge, hurl, Boss, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 22

2005-01-09
Asok invites the I.T. department to upgrade his non-standard computer.
Policy, IT department, upgrade, computer, non-standard, equipment, hide, printer, monitor, cleanse, non-conformance, heal, abacus, spiderweb, cobweb, Asok, Dilbert, Alice, IT person

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 23

2005-01-10
Dogbert creates software to help small investors pick stocks.
Start of saga: Dogbert's stock-picking software
Dogbert-Schemes, software development, programming, small investors, pick, stock, past trends, indicative, future, hubris, ignorance, testimonials, results, typical, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 24

2005-01-11
Dogbert decides his stock-picking software needs more features.
Dogbert-Schemes, software, stock, pick, features, module, hair grow, bald, rat, test, buttocks, proof, bathrobe, breakfast, clipboard, Dogbert, Dilbert, Ratbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 24

2005-01-12
Dilbert asks Dogbert if he ever feels guilty for conning people out of their money.
Philosophy, moneybags, guilty, feel, scam, innocent, same thing, smarter, arrogance, cancel, guilt, system, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 24

2005-01-13
The Boss must mark his territory by insisting on a change to the prototype product.
Leadership, mark, territory, insist, change, prototype, wireless, Internet, option, design, Boss, Dilbert, Alice, Wally

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 25

2005-01-14
Asok performs a statistical analysis and finds no correlation between his efforts and his rewards.
Benefits, statistics, analysis, correlation, effort, reward, randomness, desperate, absurd, devoid of purpose, lost, pay, purchase, unnecessary, merchandise, lactation, shopping, mood, Asok, Wally

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 25

2005-01-15
Dilbert asks the Boss for a new computer, but he must justify it first.
Management, computer, slow, upgrade, cost-benefit analysis, alternative, vice president, approval, second job, paper hat, vest, fast food, Dilbert, Boss, Dogbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 25

2005-01-16
Dilbert visits a massage therapist who doesn't want to touch him.
Health, certified massage therapist, medical, questionnaire, touch, one hand, ballpoint pen, click, muscles, pen pal, masseuse, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 26

2005-01-17
A co-worker with a crazy glare asks Dilbert for some useless information.
Office Politics, yield numbers, discontinued, chips, choose, rude, useless, crazy glare, consider, co-worker, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 27

2005-01-18
The Boss can't promote Tina because her salary is too low.
Start of saga: Tina gets a new supervisor
Management, promote, salary band, current pay, raises, capped, hire, outside, train, supervisor, Boss, Tina

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 27

2005-01-19
Tina is introduced to her new supervisor.
Office Politics, supervisor, train, new boss, bonus, family, sexist, chauvinist, gay, homosexual, civil union, marriage, adoption, dating, rugby team, Boss, Nelson, Tina

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 27

2005-01-20
Tina trains her new supervisor.
Training, manager, new boss, real work, uninformed decisions, sociopath, egomaniac, fidget, harrumph, Tina, Nelson

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 28

2005-01-21
Dogbert wants to open an art gallery with a full bar.
Start of saga: Dogbert's art bar
Dogbert-Schemes, plan, art gallery, full bar, putrid, specialise, price, synergy, booze, Dogbert, Dilbert, drunk

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 28

2005-01-22
Dogbert sells dreadful art to people after getting them drunk.
Dogbert-Schemes, art bar, painting, dreadful, rat, lucky guess, midnight, drunk, Dogbert, bar patron

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 28

2005-01-23
The Boss demands his people learn change is good.
Management, learn, change, good, smiley face, emoticon, question, best interest, shareholders, favourite part, yell, ruin, slogan, logic, snort, coffee, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 29

2005-01-24
Wally gives stress advice to Alice.
Start of saga: Due to stress, Alice jumps out a window
Overwork, project, stressful, worst, could happen, pep talk, window, suicide, jumped, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 30

2005-01-25
The Boss asks Alice for the status of her stressful project.
Management, status, project, incompetence, others, jump, window, dumpster, issues, garbage, hair, Boss, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 30

2005-01-26
Carol e-mail flames a columnist for misusing the word "dongle."
Start of saga: Carol flames a newspaper columnist
Personal, writer, author, columnist, technical term, dongle, e-mail, boycott, newspaper, flame, Carol, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 30

2005-01-27
The columnist Carol e-mail attacked responds.
Personal, scathing, letter, e-mail, misuse, dongle, intoxicated, verbal superiority, sad life, meaning, alive, nutbag, dictionary, apology, laptop computer, moustache, Carol, columnist, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 31

2005-01-28
Alice goes to plan "B" for attacking the columnist: accuse him of hating minorities.
Personal, response, newspaper, columnist, misuse, dongle, wrong, apologise, accuse, hate, minority, Alice, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 31

2005-01-29
Dilbert sees through a vendors claims of supplying all features on time with extras.
Vendor, build, software development, features, extras, start late, deadline, unfinished, important, deal, Dilbert, vendor

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 31

2005-01-30
Dilbert gives the Boss his vacation schedule.
Vacation, schedule, plan, accrue, quit, afraid, question, answer, upbeat, Dilbert, Boss, Dogbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 32

2005-01-31
Catbert chides Alice for eating at her desk.
Start of saga: Catbert, the furry log
Management, eat, desk, steal, working, lunch, furry log, term of endearment, nickname, insult, Alice, Catbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 33