Wally says it doesn't pay to be talented and hard-working.
Office Politics, assignment, talented, hard working, pay, vending machine, hourly basis, Wally, Dilbert
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Dilbert arranges a celebration for the engineers who got patents.
Office Politics, calendar, celebrate, patent, available, cake, Dilbert, Carol, Wally, Boss
The Boss asks the department to create a web page for the internal network.
Technology, web page, network, maintenance, security, pornography, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice
Dilbert creates a web page about his birth.
Technology, HTML, MPEG, web page, birth, firewall, nickname, Internet, intranet, network, Dilbert, Dilbert's Mom
The Boss gives Alice a low performance ranking because she never brought issues to him.
Performance Review, issue, lazy, difficult, Boss, Alice
Alice complains to Catbert about the Boss giving her a low performance rating.
Performance Review, performance review, issue, binder, downsize, human resources, bookshelf, struggle, Alice, Catbert
People are getting dumber every minute, according to Dogbert's theory.
Science, stopwatch, dumb, dumber, emotion, intelligence, Dogbert, Dilbert
The Boss updates his "work smarter not harder" saying to "work like a frightened idiot."
Management, work smarter not harder, pay, fright, idiot, Boss, Alice
Wally's interview goes well when he discusses his self-esteem.
Management, job interview, interview, self-esteem, Heimlich Manoeuvre, choke, qualify, insecure, over qualified, lunch, man, Wally, Alice, Dilbert
Wally gives a bullet point for the monthly accomplishments.
Office Politics, bullet point, accomplishment, synergy, platform, journey, destination, Dilbert, Wally
Alice wonders how big her bonus will be.
Office Politics, bonus, project, digit, the bird, flip off, flip the bird, Alice, Dilbert
Carol asks for an assistant secretary.
Start of saga: Carol wants an assistant secretary
Management, secretary, support, busy, Carol, Boss
Carol neglects paperwork to point out she wants an assistant.
Office Politics, raise, pay, paperwork, secretary, paycheque, Dilbert, Carol
Dilbert complains to the Boss about Carol not doing paperwork.
Office Politics, raise, paperwork, discipline, form, ski trip, hell, paycheque, Dilbert, Boss, Carol
Carol introduces Wendy, Carol's new secretary.
Office Politics, secretary, pay, honour, Carol, Dilbert, Wendy
The engineers attend a Leadership Seminar about motivation.
Training, leadership seminar, motivation, leader, sadism, decision, trick question, presentation, trainer, Alice, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss asks Dilbert about the five-year budget forecast.
Management, budget, project review, meeting, bats, juggle, mushroom, Boss, Dilbert
Asok asks why can't a decision be made around here.
Meeting, decision, question, whine, intern, Asok, Alice, Dilbert
A union man objects to Dilbert moving a PC.
Office Politics, union, grievance, move, computer monitor, black ninja outfit, grappling hook, union man, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dilbert relocates his PC at night to thwart union rules.
Office Politics, commando, union rules, Johnny Cash, computer monitor, black ninja outfit, pistol, flashlight, jail cell, behind bars, Dilbert, security guard, prisoner
Dilbert plea bargains for stealing a computer.
Law, steal, PC, lewd conduct, appliance, plea bargain, Mr. Coffee, handcuffs, coffee maker, coffee pot, lawyer, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss switches to managing by cliches.
Management, logic, cliche, customer, management style, improve, Boss, Dilbert
Wally discuss his accomplishments for the week -- his butt had fallen asleep.
Management, staff meeting, accomplishment, bun, sleep, Wallyville, butt, numb, Boss, Wally, Alice
A sales rep promises a customer an impossible thing and blames Engineering.
Sales, schedule, customer, blame, bonus, plan, sales rep, Dilbert
Dilbert complains there isn't enough time in the day.
Overwork, deadline, frazzle, all-day, meeting, management tools, Dilbert, Boss
The Boss plans an off-site meeting to discuss overwork.
Overwork, off-site meeting, mission statement, sack race, state trooper, telephone, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert discusses the mathematical concept of "zero", as in zero time left for additional work.
Management, zero, primitive cultures, Zorro, Dilbert
Dogbert complains to the Boss about the project plan for Dilbert.
Leadership, project plan, impossible, baboon, flashback, ear, honeymoon, Dilbert, Boss