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2005-06-01
Alice and Carol argue over who gets the new hire with his fake British accent.
Character, love, new guy, fake, British, English, accent, married, forget, single, Alice, Carol, new hire

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 84

2005-06-02
The Boss tells Alice she is one of two candidates for a promotion.
Management, congratulation, candidate, promotion, qualification, voice, face, Boss, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 85

2005-06-03
Wally reports he couldn't do his job because of the Boss's freeze on expenses.
Budget, software, freeze, expense, freeware, open source, version, available, develop, coffee-sipping, noise, Wally, Boss, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 85

2005-06-04
The Boss zings an employee leaning against a wall.
Management, holding up the wall, zing, crush, fell over, Boss, Dilbert, structural engineer, Wally

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 85

2005-06-05
Wally chooses a literal interpretation of a motivational poster.
Work Avoidance, status report, blank, eagle, type, motivational poster, break room, spirit, soar, mundane, soul, decay, you want it when?, Wally, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 86

2005-06-06
The Boss wants Dilbert to ask a vendor to add an extra option for free.
Vendor, beta version, archive option, no extra money, free, save time, raging moron, ask, yell, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 87

2005-06-07
Dogbert becomes the Boss's life coach.
Start of saga: Dogbert, the life coach
Personal, life coach, unmotivated, drift, unorganised, dolt, confuse, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 87

2005-06-08
Dogbert, the life coach, instructs the Boss to keep a journal of everything he does.
Personal, journal, help, writing, personal growth, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 87

2005-06-09
Wally observes all of the good people have quit.
Office Politics, noticed, good people, quit, wretched, incompetent, lazy, miscreant, anyhoo, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 88

2005-06-10
Dilbert reports he doesn't have enough resources to do his job. The Boss is unimpressed.
Management, resource, how now brown cow, worse, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 88

2005-06-11
The Boss cuts Dilbert's project by ten percent.
Budget, ten percent, round number, thinking, affect, result, cutting back, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 88

2005-06-12
An employee asks the Boss for a day off because his son is having his tonsils removed.
Management, day off, vacation, health, surgery, tonsils removed, tonsillectomy, rare blood type, donate, waiting room, moral support, immoral, Boss, employee

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 89

2005-06-13
Catbert announces all birthdays will be celebrated on the same day to improve efficiency.
Policy, efficiency, birthday, celebrated, same day, year, forever, special, yesterday, Catbert, Dilbert, Wally, Alice, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 90

2005-06-14
Dogbert presents the Boss with a bill for the consulting he had done in his head.
Consultant, bill, report, head, waste paper, recommendation, status quo, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 90

2005-06-15
The Boss complains Dogbert, as a consultant, never makes any recommendations.
Consultant, paying, recommendation, feel good, secure, knowledge, brilliant, strategy, weird, Boss, Dogbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 90

2005-06-16
The Boss becomes a victim of Dogbert's consult and blabbery.
Consultant, incentivise, incentive, resource, grow, bandwidth, end state, vision, kimono, change agent, brain dump, drill down, core competency, confused look, huge invoice, victim, consult and blabbery, magnifying glass, eye, Dogbert, doctor, Boss, police officer

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 91

2005-06-17
Wally asks the Boss for a new assignment that will challenge his abilities.
Work Avoidance, tiger meat, project, challenge, ability, glory, delight, stockholder, motivated, Wally, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 91

2005-06-18
The Boss announces the Company's core values.
Management, core value, service, integrity, respect, teamwork, responsibility, trust, honesty, fun, passion, fairness, excellence, inherent conflict, hygiene, Boss, Wally, Asok, Dilbert, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 91

2005-06-19
The Boss gives Dilbert an assignment late, and tries to motivate him by reading the slogans from motivational posters.
Management, weekend, finish, deadline, soar, eagle, motivational poster, question, cell phone, luxury sailboat, heat, kitchen, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 92

2005-06-20
Dogbert, the consultant, recommends getting rid of their underperforming CEO.
Start of saga: Dogbert gets rid of an underperforming CEO
Dogbert-Schemes, worst performer, Fortune 500, convince, reckless, adventurer, bungee jump, active volcano, Dogbert, CEO, Asok, Boss, Wally, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 93

2005-06-21
Dogbert convinces the CEO to bungee jump into a volcano.
Dogbert-Schemes, PR, public relations, fearless, adventurer, dangerous, CFO, chief financial officer, safety, estimate, length, bungee cord, bungee jump, volcano, lava, magma, pedestal, Dogbert, CEO

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 93

2005-06-22
Dogbert tells Dilbert how he got rid of the underperforming CEO.
Dogbert-Schemes, CEO, underperforming, convinced, bungee jump, live volcano, problem solved, punished, pumiced, evil, amusing, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 93

2005-06-23
Dogbert searches for a new CEO.
Start of saga: Dogbert finds the Company a new CEO: first a vampire, then Ratbert
Leadership, executive search firm, hire, CEO, buzz, reputation, toughness, torch, cape, fang, blood sucking, Dogbert, vampire, Boss, manager, victim

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 94

2005-06-24
Dogbert asks a vampire to be the new CEO.
Leadership, executive search firm, CEO, major corporation, dental plan, benefit, effective, day, pedestal, cape, fang, coffin, casket, Dogbert, vampire, Boss, manager

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 94

2005-06-25
Dogbert asks Ratbert if he would like to be the new CEO.
Leadership, executive search firm, CEO, major corporation, dream, extension cord, power cord, gnaw, committed, see it through, risk taker, achieve, goal, eye, tail, electrocute, Dogbert, Ratbert, Boss, manager

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 94

2005-06-26
A co-worker thinks the ancient Egyptians might have already patented Dilbert design.
Management, diagram, presentation, design, plan, question, hieroglyphic, patent, risk, ancient Egyptian, microchip, pyramid, research, schedule, Dilbert, co-worker, Boss, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 95

2005-06-27
Ratbert, the CEO, tells his secretary to have his driver fetch his limo.
Leadership, Miss Pennington, driver, fetch, limo, name, legally changed, wrong, surgery, sex change, telephone, intercom, Ratbert, Harold

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 96

2005-06-28
Ratbert demonstrates how becoming a CEO has made him smarter.
Leadership, best part, CEO, smarter, capital of Japan, Mitsubishi, right, genius, yesterday, nine, Ratbert, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 96

2005-06-29
Ratbert, the CEO, is losing his empathy.
Leadership, CEO, empathy, decorating, office, important, health care, plan, varnished, desk, furniture, remodelling, Ratbert, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 96

2005-06-30
Ratbert, the CEO, gets fired for abusing the employees.
Leadership, CEO, board of directors, dipping, employee, varnish, office furniture, fire, severance package, corporate jet, perpetual benefit, salary, taking it well, victory dance, happy dance, Ratbert, director

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 97