The Boss shows off the new sleeping tubes.
Management, Japan, sleeping tube, commute, personal, employee of the week, exhaustion, Boss, Dilbert
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The Boss warns the meeting about karoshi and suggests a remedy.
Overwork, karoshi, work, death, Boss, Dilbert, Wally
Ratbert says he feels love and respect from the family.
Family, love, respect, cheese, trap, prejudice, Ratbert
Ratbert wants to be taken for a walk. The strip asks for a vote for whether Ratbert should be hit with a rolled up magazine.
Family, walk, exercise, rolled up magazine, vote, leech, Ratbert, Dilbert
Dogbert reports a deluge of e-mail about voting for whether to hit Ratbert with a magazine.
Family, vote, e-mail, deluge, rolled up magazine, hit, power tool, ear, Dogbert, Dilbert, Ratbert
Ratbert will be whacked with a magazine if the strip readers vote for it.
Note: Resolved in 1993-11-29.
Family, vote, e-mail, rolled up magazine, fate, cruelty, visual appeal, Dilbert, Ratbert, Dogbert
Dogbert writes to the president of the USA with few suggestions on how to run the country.
Politics, president, e-mail, executive order, moral, Ross Perot, Bill Clinton, George Clinton, Dilbert, Dogbert
The Boss revels in his exemption from the obligation to make coffee.
Leadership, coffee maker, coffee pot, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss discovers there's a difference between Unix and eunuchs.
Note: This strip is #1 on Scott's list of 10 favourite strips.
Engineer, eunuch, Unix, nurse, Boss, Dilbert
The engineers will be going on a seminar to build confidence: fire walking.
Start of saga: Fire walking.
Management, seminar, fire walking, confidence, barefoot, burning coals, injury, cost, expensive, Boss, Dilbert, Alice
Wally volunteers to fire walk first.
Management, seminar, fire walking, barefoot, burning coals, alcohol, aftershave, instructor, Wally, Dilbert, Alice
Dilbert goes fire walking next.
Management, seminar, fire walking, barefoot, burning coals, confidence, socks, instructor, Dilbert
Dilbert survived the fire walking with asbestos socks.
Family, seminar, fire walking, barefoot, burning coals, asbestos, socks, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dilbert reviews his accomplishments at his performance review. There's nothing concrete mentioned.
Performance Review, accomplishment, sarcasm, empowerment, paradigm, quality, customer, proactive, chaos, change, Boss, Dilbert
A man says hello to Dogbert.
Society, walk, hello, suffer, fool, ear, Dogbert, man
Dogbert wants a phaser to zap the fools he meets.
Dogbert-Schemes, fool, phaser, zap, lethal, scream, society, gizmo, tool, twitch, fun, Dogbert, Dilbert
Dogbert complains he doesn't have a phaser to zap fools.
Dogbert-Schemes, fool, zap, moral, phaser, justice, academic, trashcan, fun, Dogbert, Garbageman
Dogbert zaps a fools with a phaser.
Dogbert-Schemes, fool, zap, phaser, smile, muscle, injury, Dogbert, fool
Dogbert, phaser in hand, goes to see the traffic reporter.
Dogbert-Schemes, fool, zap, phaser, traffic reports, sequel, injury, Dogbert, idiot
Dogbert returns the Garbageman's phaser.
Dogbert-Schemes, fool, zap, phaser, anger, smile, wag, trashcan, battery, Dogbert, Garbageman
Dogbert shows off his moves in basketball.
Sports, basketball, hover, Michael Jordan, virtual reality, hang time, dunk, Dilbert, Dogbert
The secretary chafes at making copies.
Start of saga: Secretary with a crossbow.
Corporate Services, photocopy, crossbow, ivy league, secretary, executive
The secretary with a crossbow asks Russell to answer his own phone.
Corporate Services, crossbow, telephone, chat, job satisfaction, Carol, Russell
A manager wants to slip in front of the secretary with a crossbow at the photocopier.
Corporate Services, crossbow, photocopier, time, sting, Carol, manager
The secretary with a crossbow goes hunting.
Corporate Services, crossbow, hunt, whale, Moby Dick, capsize, desk, Carol, Boss, Dilbert
Ratbert believes verbal abuse will allow him to bond with Dilbert.
Family, bond, abuse, insult, idiot, verbal, best friend, friendship, Dilbert, Ratbert
Dilbert introduces his ego to a woman.
Dating, bar, introduction, splash, drink, sparkling water, alcohol, worship, Dilbert, Dilbert's ego
The airlines are cutting back on frills -- like meals, snacks and drinks.
Travel, flight, airplane, meal, snack, frill, peanuts, soda, belch, ear, Dilbert, Dogbert, flight attendant
The votes are in. Ratbert is spared from being whacked with a magazine.
Note: Continued from 1993-11-06. The margin says "57% = spared."
Family, vote, e-mail, rolled up magazine, random cruelty, wedgie, social context, Dogbert, Dilbert, Bob, Ratbert
Dilbert becomes a mentor for a new engineering graduate.
Start of saga: Dilbert the mentor.
Professional, mentor, new employee, spirit, bet, crush, Boss, Dilbert, Matt