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2013-01-01
Dilbert is filled with optimism about the new year. Then he gets a message that the network is down because the Boss wouldn't let him upgrade the software and Dilbert needs to work all night to fix it.

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2013-01-02
Catbert tells the Boss a good leader puts the team ahead of his own ego. The Boss asks if great leaders do the opposite.

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2013-01-03
The Boss wants to add more start-up culture to drive innovation. Dilbert asks if this will include casual dress, flex hours and company equity.

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2013-01-04
Dogbert gets a job as a news manufacturer. He quotes out of context, creates misleading headlines and adds some snark.

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2013-01-05
The Boss asks Dilbert to help prepare him for a meeting. Dilbert is to write up some answers to some questions that could not be anticipated.

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2013-01-06
Dilbert has trouble getting one of his team members to do work so he turns to the Boss for help. The Boss doesn't want to get involved.

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2013-01-07
Wally reports he's been testing a source of energy that can power organic devices. It's made from seeds and water and it's called coffee.

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2013-01-08
A coworker asks if Dilbert finished the design and Dilbert confirms it. Then he asks if it's ok to add new features without changing the deadline.

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2013-01-09
The Boss asks Dilbert if they have any actionable analytics from the big data in the cloud. Dilbert's productivity drops when the Boss learns new jargon.

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2013-01-10
Dogbert reports research shows the company's best customers are creepy bearded guys who also buy potato chips and tissues.

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2013-01-11
Catbert tells the Boss employees prefer having a good boss over getting a raise. So the Boss must pretend to be less dysfunctional.

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2013-01-12
The Boss tells Dilbert seven engineers were laid off. Dilbert is to pick up their functions. Dilbert says he's now guaranteed failure and no longer needs to try to succeed.

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2013-01-13
Carol walks the Boss through booking a flight. He takes all the extra options. It takes an hour to book the flight.

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2013-01-14
The Boss asks Carol to start a Twitter account under his name and send out witty tweets. She takes it as an opportunity to destroy his career and reputation.

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2013-01-15
The Boss complains to Carol her tweets aren't inspirational enough. The tweets are bad jokes, rants and links to terrorist websites.

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2013-01-16
The Boss tells the engineers not to fear change. Dilbert responds that change usually increases a person's chance of illness and death.

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2013-01-17
Dilbert meets Allen from Sales. Allen's handshake is like a wet sock full of macaroni and cheese.

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2013-01-18
The Boss tells Dilbert 74% of managers think they are above average. That means 36% of managers aren't aware they are above average.

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2013-01-19
Alice complains to the Boss about her workload. He assigns her two more tasks due tomorrow.

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2013-01-20
Dilbert can't see or hear the person at the other end of a video call, and communicates nothing.

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2013-01-21
The CEO asks Dilbert to put his name above Dilbert's on all patent applications.

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2013-01-22
The Boss decides to be Asok's mentor. Asok cries ugly.

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2013-01-23
The CEO announces their next product, a tablet computer the size of a dime that attaches to a person's eyeballs.

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2013-01-24
A salesman convinces Dilbert to purchase a product, but then discovers they're out of stock.

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2013-01-25
Dilbert gets three more engineers for his project but they're all not available.

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2013-01-26
Wally recycled the old software and donated all the zeros and ones to math programs in poor towns.

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2013-01-27
Wally tells the Boss he decided to push back his deliverable date by a year. Wally says he can do that because he's empowered.

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2013-01-28
Dilbert asks a software developer if he made the suggested changes. The developer responded that he did not because he reflexively disagrees with every suggestion from anybody.

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2013-01-29
Dilbert asks the Boss where can he get a sense of meaning for his job, because he really wants it.

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2013-01-30
The CEO asks if people are wondering why he called the meeting. Dilbert suspects psychopathy given the attendance of a CEO, a company lawyer and two salespeople.

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2013-01-31
The CEO explains to the engineers how easy it is to track customer preferences, and then to manipulate them.

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