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2012-12-01
An interviewee says he likes to go through people's drawers in their cubicles. Also, he always tells the truth.

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2012-12-02
Wally wants to work from home, be evaluated by his output instead of by his hours worked, and work on long-term projects that have no short-term deliverables.

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2012-12-03
An interviewee says she wants to leave her current job because her boss is a loser, but smart enough to know when he's being insulted to his face.

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2012-12-04
The Boss reports millennial employees keep quitting because of bureaucracy and poor communications in the company.

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2012-12-05
The Boss asks Dilbert to put together a huge amount of incomprehensible data. Aim for quantity over quality so no one looks at it too closely.

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2012-12-06
Alice gives Asok career advice: work hard so it destroys his health and removes any personal life.

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2012-12-07
Asok notices the CEO's watch is worth more than Asok's entire net worth. The CEO responds, "thank you."

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2012-12-08
Carol can't get a raise because she showed no initiative. But she just started a movement to convince the government to raise taxes on higher income.

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2012-12-09
The Boss wants everyone to live by the golden rule. Dilbert shows him how dumb it is.

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2012-12-10
The CEO has promised no layoffs after the merger. Dilbert thinks he's either lying or incompetent.

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2012-12-11
Ted gets made redundant because of the recent merger. As a thank-you, he gets to use the company's cardboard box to move his junk out.

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2012-12-12
The Boss says some of the most famous geniuses slept only four hours per night, so he tries it, too.

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2012-12-13
Wally is uncertain whether to focus on his strengths or his weaknesses. Or should he have a bias for action or sharpen his skills.

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2012-12-14
Dilbert checks his todo list for today. It's filled with useless meetings and unimportant work.

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2012-12-15
The Boss asks Dilbert about his tasks. Dilbert says he didn't know about his tasks because the Boss has poor communications skills.

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2012-12-16
Dilbert wants to meet with a co-worker, who's habitually late for everything, before the main project meeting. The chronically late person knows he's being played.

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2012-12-17
The Boss interviews a job-hopper and the hopper gets aggressive.

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2012-12-18
The Boss asks Catbert's advice about a job applicant. J.B. Hopper dresses in a bunny costume and has held 17 jobs in two years.

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2012-12-19
The CEO asks for the engineers' opinions before making his decision. It's supposed to make them feel engaged.

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2012-12-20
The Boss tells Alice about the CEO's direction to motivate her with a feeling of engagement, not higher pay. The ultimate goal is to get her to pay the company for the privilege of working there.

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2012-12-21
A bad apple joins the project. He has worms coming out of his apple-shaped head. The worms are contagious.

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2012-12-22
Dilbert, infected with worms from the bad apple, complains to the Boss. The Boss says to "walk it off."

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2012-12-23
The Boss puts a snake in Dilbert's cubicle to motivate him with a culture of fear. Also, one of the urinals is electrified.

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2012-12-24
The Boss hires Dogbert to create some deceptive and abusive ads for their mobile apps. Dogbert prefers to call them effective, as it means the same.

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2012-12-25
For Christmas, Dogbert gets Dilbert absolutely nothing. Nothing to unwrap, clutter, return, assemble, or feel guilty about.

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2012-12-26
The Boss wants Asok to become more assertive in meetings. Asok goes too far.

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2012-12-27
Catbert received complaints about Dilbert bullying coworkers. Dilbert insists they were just friendly suggestions.

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2012-12-28
Dilbert has become aggressive lately because he won the company trivia contest.

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2012-12-29
The CEO tells the Boss he is reorganising the company and giving every manager a new job. The Boss asks why.

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2012-12-30
Dogbert finishes ghost-writing the CEO's autobiography. "I was ridiculously lucky. The end."

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2012-12-31
Wally has been in the restroom for two days, because he used to bring a newspaper and leave when he finished reading, now he brings an iPad and doesn't know when he finishes.

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