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1996-07-01
Dilbert asks Ratbert to apply for a position in the quality assurance group.
Start of saga: Ratbert joins the quality assurance group.
Engineer, quality assurance, flaw, friend, hatred, ridicule, respect, ship, Dilbert, Ratbert

1996-07-02
Ratbert is interviewed for the job in the quality assurance group.
Engineer, quality assurance, resume, anal-retentive behaviour, bonus, salary, Ratbert, Boss

1996-07-03
Ratbert discovers a few bugs in Wally's beta product.
Engineer, quality assurance, beta, bug, severity, bonehead, stadium, long list, Ratbert, Wally

1996-07-04
The Boss complains about the number of flaws Ratbert found in the prototype.
Engineer, quality assurance, beta, schedule, prototype, angels dance, Boss, Ratbert

1996-07-05
The Boss wants to hold a pre-meeting.
Meeting, pre-meeting, plan, preliminary, funny, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

1996-07-06
The Garbageman fixed bugs in the program Dilbert threw away.
Technology, diskette, program, bug, resume, Garbageman, Dilbert

1996-07-07
The Boss prepares for performance review by selling cookies.
Management, cub girl cookies, performance review, United Way, chair, downsize, fast-track, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

1996-07-08
Dogbert will order people to run outside when he becomes supreme ruler.
Dogbert-Schemes, supreme ruler, run, exercise, flies, park bench, Dogbert, Dilbert

1996-07-09
A salesman asks Dilbert to make more product.
Sales, product, mock up, competitor, duct tape, logo, suspenders, sales rep, Dilbert

1996-07-10
Dilbert asks for the Boss's support at a sales meeting.
Sales, management support, sales meeting, product, suspenders, Dilbert, Boss, sales rep

1996-07-11
The Boss assigns the group to quality initiatives.
Management, quality, productivity, profit, qualicide, morale, contest, Boss, Wally

1996-07-12
The Boss attends a ranking and rating session with the other managers.
Management, rank, rate, salary, raise, Carol, Dilbert, Boss, manager

1996-07-13
Catbert asks Wally to take a blood test.
Health, blood test, drug, steal, thief, hypodermic needle, syringe, Catbert, Wally

1996-07-14
The Boss asks Alice not to make personal phone calls.
Management, telephone, personal, steal, competitive, daydream, rope, dynamite, office supplies, Boss, Alice

1996-07-15
Catbert demands Wally stop enjoying his job.
Office Politics, enjoying the job, employee manual, job satisfaction, shriek, pain, Catbert, Wally

1996-07-16
Dilbert tries to solve the problems in Liz's life.
Dating, problem, solution, broken, bug, requirement, Dilbert, Liz

1996-07-17
Liz rejects Dilbert's plan to solve her life's problems.
Dating, problem, action plan, demented plot, veil of ignorance, park bench, Liz, Dilbert, Dogbert

1996-07-18
The Boss hands out rings for levels of performance.
Management, recognition program, precious gem, ring, diamond, talc, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

1996-07-19
Dilbert shows his talc ring to Dogbert.
Family, talc, shale, recognition program, respect, aluminum, club, Dilbert, Dogbert

1996-07-20
The Boss asks Alice to update her objectives.
Management, objectives, target, management support, Boss, Alice

1996-07-21
Dogbert rates the strongest forces in the universe, starting with stupidity and ignorance.
Family, force, love, stupid, ignorance, lust, fear, back scratch, morning breath, bad breath, halitosis, selfish, money, luck, foolish optimism, Dilbert, Dogbert

1996-07-22
Dilbert compares job security and company loyalty.
Office Politics, job security, loyalty, bonus, motivation, Dilbert, Boss

1996-07-23
Ratbert says he's an ignorant rat but that's OK.
Family, ignorance, memory, bliss, Ratbert, Dilbert

1996-07-24
Alice praises the Boss for letting her work independently for three months.
Management, empower, decision, project, cancel, Alice, Boss

1996-07-25
Dilbert announces the new product will be released on time, despite its defects.
Engineer, product, defect, hope nobody notices, income, mental, assumption, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

1996-07-26
Dogbert devises a plan for ending poverty.
Dogbert-Schemes, poverty, talk-show, cops, Dogbert Institute for Advanced Thinking, Dogbert, Dilbert

1996-07-27
Dogbert decides not to reason with idiots.
Family, idiot, bah, conversation, think, Dogbert, Dilbert

1996-07-28
The Boss asks Wally to provide planning estimates for his next project.
Budget, estimate, budget, project, plan, mirror, trap, Boss, Wally

1996-07-29
Dogbert announces his candidacy for supreme ruler of the universe on a talk show.
Start of saga: Dogbert runs for supreme ruler of the universe.
Dogbert-Schemes, supreme ruler of Earth, Sharon Stone, mouth, interview, microphone, talk show, suspender, Dogbert, Larry King

1996-07-30
Dogbert outlines his election tax plan.
Dogbert-Schemes, supreme ruler of Earth, election, tax, idiot, Dogbert, Dilbert

1996-07-31
A lobbyist gives money to Dogbert's campaign.
Dogbert-Schemes, supreme ruler of Earth, election, contribution, bribe, prison, lobbyist, Dogbert