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2010-09-01
The Boss asks Dilbert why he doesn't trust management. He learned this from the company's anonymous online employee survey.

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2010-09-02
Catbert asks Wally about his comments on the anonymous employee survey. They're disturbingly close to the Unabomber's manifesto.

Book: How's that Underling Thing Working Out for You?, page: 59

2010-09-03
The company lawyer recommends a product recall. The product explodes when it warms up and shoots poisonous spines in all directions.

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2010-09-04
The Boss asks Dilbert to clean up after their product kills customers.

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2010-09-05
A co-worker asks Wally to make a small change to the website and gets upset when he requests a business case.

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2010-09-06
Dilbert is transferred to the crime scene cleanup subsidiary.

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2010-09-07
Dilbert wears his dirty crime-scene overalls to a party and receives a compliment.

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2010-09-08
Ratbert joins Dilbert to clean up crime scenes.

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2010-09-09
There's no budget for cleaning supplies on the crime scene cleanup crew.

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2010-09-10
The crime scene cleaning division is closed down because Ratbert put human remains in the recycling bins.

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2010-09-11
Catbert asks a Frankenstein monster to run focus groups for existing products.

Book: How's that Underling Thing Working Out for You?, page: 62

2010-09-12
The Boss kicks the engineers out of a boardroom even though Dilbert had the room booked for months.

Book: How's that Underling Thing Working Out for You?, page: 63

2010-09-13
The new marketing manager for social media is introduced. She's not allowed to use Facebook or Twitter, nor can she work from home.

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2010-09-14
Beth, the marketing manager for social media, compares her job to herding cats, and many of the cats are drunk and stupid.

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2010-09-15
The Boss's minutes are tweeted instantly by the engineers.

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2010-09-16
Asok gets a book deal by tweeting the dumb things the Boss says.

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2010-09-17
Dogbert the publisher assigns an editor to tighten up Asok's first book draft.

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2010-09-18
Asok is excited his book will soon be published. The other engineers want to read pirated copies.

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2010-09-19
The Boss tries to pick a technical proposal but doesn't understand either of them. So he gives the authors an intelligence test to decide which to pick.

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2010-09-20
Alice demonstrates her pain to the Boss so he will understand software is not created by magic.

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2010-09-21
The new product is a block of wood. When customers complain it won't make phone calls, the company will blame the network.

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2010-09-22
Dogbert tries to find a charismatic pitchman to get gullible consumers to buy the block of wood.

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2010-09-23
Dogbert sells blocks of wood and uses a reality distortion field to convince the audience.

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2010-09-24
The Boss sends Dilbert on a course to get rid of his personality.

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2010-09-25
On Dogbert's communications skills training, they learn how to listen to idiots without snorting.

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2010-09-26
Wally interviews an applicant to see if he's right for the company. Wally says standards for hiring employees have fallen a lot.

Book: How's that Underling Thing Working Out for You?, page: 69

2010-09-27
Dilbert can't give his opinion at a meeting because he was thinking about something useful instead.
Note: This strip is #3 on Scott's list of 10 favourite strips.

Book: How's that Underling Thing Working Out for You?, page: 70

2010-09-28
Alice introduces her new boyfriend, Angry Jack, to Dilbert. He is a good engineer but has poor social skills.

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2010-09-29
Alice's new boyfriend once beat up a busser for bringing a bent fork. Carol says that's a red flag.

Book: How's that Underling Thing Working Out for You?, page: 70

2010-09-30
The Boss tells Asok not to be afraid of change. Asok interprets that to be that he should be more like the Boss.

Book: How's that Underling Thing Working Out for You?, page: 71