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2005-07-01
Ratbert brags about being worth more money than Dilbert.
Personality, engineer, success, fail, funny, reverse, head, glass, Ratbert, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 97

2005-07-02
The Boss announces everything they do will be part of a documented process.
ISO 9000, shoddy, mistake, documentation, process, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 97

2005-07-03
The Boss wants Dilbert to come to his office to talk.
Productivity, office, privacy, example, information, geographically dependent, benchmark, cubicle, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 98

2005-07-04
A beautiful woman wants to date Dilbert because she's tired of dating sexy, handsome men.
Start of saga: Dilbert dates a beautiful co-worker
Dating, ex-boyfriend, sexy, handsome, Dilbert, woman

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 99

2005-07-05
Dilbert dates a woman who's tired of dating pretty boys.
Dating, restaurant, wine, pretty boy, bad manners, Dilbert, woman

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 99

2005-07-06
The company lawyer analyses a contract that's subject to the "reasonable man" interpretation.
Law, contract, reasonable man, interpretation, threat, lawyer, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 99

2005-07-07
Dilbert's date tells him she'll use clues when he's done something she doesn't like.
Dating, don't like, curse, curse, spit, forehead, Dilbert, woman

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 100

2005-07-08
Dilbert's date wonders why men can't learn to communicate.
Dating, fair, spit, disagree, crazy, quiet, communicate, Dilbert, woman

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 100

2005-07-09
The Boss goes to the doctor due to a bad case of manager's elbow.
Health, manager's elbow, patting, back, butt, Cirque du Soleil, prescription, leotard, stethoscope, underwear, doctor, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 100

2005-07-10
Wally teaches Asok the "Wally Reflector" move.
Work Avoidance, teach, reflector, work, resistance, offender, demonstration, design, database, product feature, service, comprehensive list, data field, inspire, creepy, Wally, Asok, co-worker

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 101

2005-07-11
The Boss wants Asok to join him on a flight to L.A.
Start of saga: The Boss and Asok fly to a meeting in LA
Travel, fly, Los Angeles, meeting, milestone, career, pre-board, ticket, boarding pass, Boss, Asok, boarding steward

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 102

2005-07-12
The Boss makes Asok ride in the overhead storage so he can have more leg room.
Travel, seat assignment, cramped, scooch over, Boss, Asok, passenger

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 102

2005-07-13
The Boss orders a wake-up call at a hotel.
Travel, wake-up call, team, bellmen, bellman, maid, pants, manager, bathrobe, telephone, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 102

2005-07-14
The Boss orders breakfast and a massage at the hotel.
Travel, hotel, breakfast, massage, breakfast cart, telephone, bathrobe, Boss, waiter

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 103

2005-07-15
The Boss checks out of the hotel.
Travel, check out, movie, rented, recommend, burn, furniture, Boss, hotel clerk

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 103

2005-07-16
Dogbert invents a cure for the common cold. It's side-effects are the same as the symptoms of a cold.
Health, invent, cure, common cold, side-effect, cough, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, nausea, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 103

2005-07-17
Dilbert says the Boss's budget will only work if everything goes perfectly.
Leadership, budget, project, problem, plan, failure, deceptive forecast, shocked, inspire, optimism, swelling, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 104

2005-07-18
An Elbonian demands a bribe before giving a contract to Dilbert's company.
Start of saga: The Elbonians want a bribe
Business, bid, cell phone, network, illegal, bribe, nuclear weapon, flavor, Dilbert, Elbonian

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 105

2005-07-19
The Boss tells Dilbert how to deal with the Elbonians.
Business, Elbonian, bribe, overpaid, consultant, legal, caught, potato, po-tay-to, po-tah-to, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 105

2005-07-20
Dogbert tells Dilbert how to deal with the Elbonians.
Business, Elbonian, bribe, plan, nuclear weapon, microwave oven, Persian rug, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 105

2005-07-21
Dilbert gives the Elbonians fake plans for a nuclear weapon in order to win a contract.
Business, Elbonia, bid, contract, promise, nuclear warhead, Internet, modify, toaster, blueprint, bread, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Elbonian

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 106

2005-07-22
Dilbert says the project has a 30% chance of complete disaster. The Boss likes the odds.
Project, chance, minor success, corporate ruination, odd, Dilbert, Boss, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 106

2005-07-23
Dilbert shows the Boss the best way to make their decision.
Management, decision, calculate, expected value, outcome, multiply, pretend, dead, tongue, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 106

2005-07-24
Asok finds the Boss's behaviour described in the book "Putrid Boss". The Boss retaliates.
Office Politics, hammer, mallet, intimidation, Asok, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 107

2005-07-25
The Boss has to give a failing performance review to 20% of his 4 staff members.
Performance Review, monkey hurlage, Boss, Wally, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 108

2005-07-26
The Boss asks Alice where the quality estimates he asked for are.
Start of saga: The Boss wants his absent-mindedness cured
Management, quality estimate, blame, Boss, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 108

2005-07-27
A doctor recommends the Boss have his brain replaced with a monkey brain.
Health, insult, stethoscope, Boss, doctor

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 108

2005-07-28
A doctor refers the Boss to Dr. Dogbert for a brain replacement.
Health, cauliflower, stethoscope, absent-mindedness, specialist, surgery, operation, Boss, Dogbert, doctor

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 109

2005-07-29
Dr. Dogbert describes the surgery he's about to perform on the Boss.
Health, cauliflower, stethoscope, surgery, insurance, anaesthetic, hospital bed, operation, Boss, Dogbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 109

2005-07-30
The Boss returns from his brain transplant surgery believing he is much smarter.
Health, surgery, operation, salad dressing, quiz, test, bandage, roman general, Rubicon, Caesar, Dijon vinaigrette., Boss, Dilbert

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 109

2005-07-31
The Boss makes a "car call" to Alice. She causes him to crash to get him off the phone.
Management, car call, telephone, cell phone, waste of time, distraction, crash, traffic, entertainment, small talk, going to hell, Boss, Alice

Book: Thriving on Vague Objectives, page: 110