Wally doesn't give full answers in order to seem more valuable.
Office Politics, information, withhold, overwork, sinister, e-mail, incompetence, telephone, voicemail, computer, strategy, answer, teamwork, Dilbert, Wally, Alice
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Dilbert complains he accomplished twice as much as Wally, but got the same tiny raise.
Management, raise, pay, management philosophy, annoy, Dilbert, Boss
Wally is selected to head the campaign for "United Charity".
Management, campaign, leadership, United Charity, pitiful, honesty, policy, Boss, Wally
Wally complains Dilbert's charity donations are below average.
Leadership, United Charity, donation, contribution, approved list, agency, pay, team player, society, Wally, Dilbert
Wally, pretending to be a headless man, is the inspirational speaker at the "United Charity" kickoff.
Note: The headless man is Wally in disguise.
Leadership, United Charity, kickoff, inspirational speaker, headcount, Wally, Boss, Dilbert, Alice
Dilbert's ego can't handle micro-management from the Boss.
Management, customer focus, report, beg, swat, men's room, micro manage, ego, paper towel, flyswatter, meeting, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert shows Ratbert a silicon chip containing an entire computer.
Technology, silicon, chip, cyborg, computer, gulp, snatch, Dilbert, Ratbert
Dilbert gets to be floor warden in case of a fire.
Management, leadership, stock options, decision, floor warden, CPR, inferno, fire, safety, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss announces hoteling, where employees sign up for whatever cubicle is available at the time.
Management, meeting, cubicle, hoteling, tip, toilet paper, restroom, presentation, projector, Boss, Alice, Wally, Dilbert
Wally has to keep his binders in a shopping cart since no one has a cubicle anymore.
Office Politics, cubicle, hoteling, binder, shopping cart, graffiti, individuality, gang, spray paint, Wally, Dilbert
Dogbert announces he's starting a venture capital firm.
Start of saga: Dogbert's venture capital firm.
Dogbert-Schemes, venture capital, moron, idea, beg for money, finance, mirth, Dogbert, Dilbert
Dogbert partners with a technology inventor.
Dogbert-Schemes, venture capital, common stock, non-equity stock, tension, business partner, pen, sign, Dogbert, inventor
An inventor wants Dogbert to finance developing a word processing program for Windows.
Dogbert-Schemes, venture capital, word processing, Microsoft Windows, software, French bread, restaurant, waitress, Dogbert, programmer
Dogbert agrees to invest five million dollars, with certain conditions.
Dogbert-Schemes, venture capital, condition, chairman, car, lawn, multimedia developer, garden, Dogbert, man
The new motto is "we do it right the first time."
Philosophy, mistake, quality, first time, inspiration, paralyse, meeting, poster, punish, morale, paralyse, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice
Dilbert brings home useless documents and burns them to heat his house.
Personal, paper-burning stove, heating bill, document, furnace, fuel, Dilbert, Boss
The Boss is impressed with the volume of work Dilbert carries around.
Start of saga: Dilbert is offered a promotion to management.
Personal, paper-burning stove, promotion, ethics, job offer, furnace, leadership, Boss, Dogbert, Dilbert
Dilbert can't decide to stay in engineering or move to management.
Professional, dilemma, career, management, engineer, dark side, pitchspoon, voice, Dilbert, Dogbert, Phil
Dilbert asks Liz's opinion as to whether to become a manager.
Professional, career, management, engineer, ham radio, sex appeal, plan, goose bumps, park bench, Dilbert, Liz
Phil says Dilbert is becoming a generalist and wants him to become a manager.
Professional, renounce, dark side, career, management, engineer, technical knowledge, generalist, suite of applications, pitchspoon, Phil, Dilbert
Dilbert is promoted to team leader.
Management, team leader, promotion, raise, responsibility, recognition, Boss, Dilbert
How product development is estimated.
Product, nature, pad, schedule, Doom, empire, beta, cardboard, estimate, telephone, gizmo, Dilbert, Boss, vice president, president, sales rep, customer
Dilbert announces his promotion to team leader.
Leadership, team leader, raise, expense, fired, promotion, approval, manager, Dilbert, Alice, Wally
Dilbert wants to show off his team leader status.
Leadership, perk, status, team leader, thick, cubicle, brag, Dilbert, Boss, Wally
Dilbert feels like a trapped animal in a warped behavioural study.
Leadership, team leader, responsibility, authority, behaviour, pellet, reward, bell, food dispenser, pellet dispenser, Dilbert
The Boss suggests forming a vision statement of their concepts for requirements.
Management, vision statement, requirement, straw man, quality vector, participate, mock, Boss, Wally, Dilbert
The Boss wants to offer Dilbert's project for budget cuts because it's the most critical.
Budget, project, budget cut, finance, panic, ploy, critical, Boss, Dilbert
A new employee has an idea, which is promptly suppressed.
Management, idea, fire hose, idea suppression, first idea is the toughest, new employee, Dilbert, Wally, Boss
Dogbert goes to the lake to push people in.
Sports, lake, hobby, fishing, beauty, suffer, flop, wet, fishing pole, Dilbert, Dogbert, fisherman, fish
The Boss complains his laptop is too heavy and Wally suggests deleting some files to make it lighter.
Technology, laptop computer, heavy, file, delete files, suggestion, why not, Boss, Wally
Dilbert sends a flame message to Wally.
Technology, flame, personal hygiene, ignorance, cyberspace, insult, Dilbert, Wally