Asok doesn't ask enough questions in meetings so he doesn't get a raise, the Boss says.
Performance Review, raise, ask, question, meeting, care, thirst for knowledge, wood, Boss, Asok, Alice, Dilbert, Wally
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Alice wants the engineers to read the set-up instructions before unpacking the new device. Dilbert doesn't want to.
Technology, set-up instructions, read, engineer, slurping sounds, grab, coffee, robot arm, documentation, Alice, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss wants to fire all consultants to save money. Brian the consultant is to transfer his knowledge to Flossie.
Consultant, fire, save money, highly technical work, knowledge transfer, shake hands, borrow, pencil, greeting ritual, brain overload, purge, information, raise rates, Boss, Brian, Flossie
Wally wants to know the lowest ratio of work-to-gabbing that can still be considered as work.
Professional, ratio, work-to-gabbing, talking about work, enjoy, Wally, Dilbert
The Boss announces an advertising cutback to boost earnings.
Management, cut back, advertising, earnings boost, mass exodus, doorway jam, meeting, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, security guard, Carol, Asok, Alice
Dogbert assigns a motto to Dilbert: dance like it hurts, love like you need money, work when people are watching.
Family, motto, assign, contract, Dogbert, Dilbert
Dogbert can assign mottoes, nicknames and political preferences to Dilbert, the contract states.
Family, motto, nickname, contract, political preferences, demand, sign, Skippy, communist, Dogbert, Dilbert
Dilbert asks the Boss if he has looked at the travel request yet.
Management, travel request, approve, assume, being useless, Olympic sport, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert wonders how to escape from a co-worker and decides to gnaw off his own arm.
Office Politics, blah, trap, cubicle, boring, gnaw, escape, bandage, Dilbert, Dogbert, co-worker
Dilbert says the Parrot man's idea won't work. The Parrot man repeats Dilberts criticism back to Dilbert.
Office Politics, Defective Co-Workers Hall of Shame, criticism, idea, component, proximity, overheat, detail, heat, moron, clicking sound, urge, sunflower seed, hall of fame, Dilbert, Parrot man
The Boss wants everyone to work sixteen hours a day.
Start of saga: everyone works longer hours
Management, expectation, sixteen, tired, meeting, listen, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice
The Boss asks Dilbert why he is leaving at seven o'clock. Dilbert says his work is done.
Management, leave, finish, work, complete, exercise in futility, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss asks Alice why she's leaving early. She has already worked 80 hours this week.
Management, leave, early, eighty hours, doctor appointment, female problem, detail, trench coat, Boss, Alice
Wally says he's running out of things to say, so he must repeat himself.
Office Politics, running out, things to say, repeat, airtime, Wally, Dilbert
Alice complains a meeting stole two hours of her life.
Meeting, develop, time-to-market, benchmark, framework, stole, life, outburst, yell, Boss, Alice, Wally
Dilbert says his original product design was valuable, but thanks to teamwork, it has no actual features anymore.
Presentation, design, product, hole in the market, teamwork, feature, fantasy, co-worker, squirrel, diagram, Dilbert
Dilbert says a bug in their software will send an insulting e-mail to your mother every Sunday.
Technology, bug, software, e-mail, address book, mother, Sunday, message, compare, face, animal, money, telephone, miserable, diagram, Dilbert, Boss, Carol, Wally, Alice
The Boss schedules Dilbert for a Monday morning meeting, but Dilbert protests saying he'd have to travel all day Sunday.
Start of saga: Dilbert travels
Travel, meeting, steal, life, Monday, Sunday, reschedule, social plan, ouch, bathrobe, Boss, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dilbert gets to sit in the co-pilot's seat because the flight is overbooked.
Travel, overbook, agent, check-in, 747, co-pilot, fly, chiropractor, check-in agent, Dilbert, pilot
Dilbert checks into a hotel. The room is cheap but the mini-bar is expensive.
Travel, check-in, hotel, room, mini-bar, motion detector, hide, bed, refrigerator, desk clerk, Dilbert
Dilbert makes excuses for dining alone at a restaurant, but the waitress is suspicious he is a loser.
Travel, restaurant, loser, date, business traveller, girlfriend, order, challenge, bluff, Dilbert, waitress
Dilbert orders a meal at a restaurant. The waitress wants him to promise not to build a log cabin with penne pasta.
Travel, restaurant, order, menu, tip, food, penne pasta, log cabin, promise, situation, Dilbert, waitress
Dilbert arrives home from his trip to find Dogbert had hired a temp to replace him.
Travel, home, arrive, time sheet, permanent position, call, mask, replacement, Dilbert, Dogbert, temp
E-mail is down so the staff copes in various ways. Dilbert wants to build a fire and Ming wants a hug.
Technology, e-mail, down, panic, ancient, smoke signals, hug, least satisfying, coffee, Dilbert, Ming, Wally
Marketing's acronyms aren't the same as Engineering's. Asok did a task for Marketing but didn't get it right.
Meeting, marketing, ORD, BGG, QRB, acronym, version, nudity, example, Asok
Dogbert decides to become a perfectionist so he can have more reasons to hate people.
Family, perfectionist, decide, reason, hate, people, rock, erode, Dogbert, Dilbert
The Boss wants to have a meeting to discuss employee retention. Dilbert says people quit because of too many useless meetings.
Meeting, employee, retention, discuss, quit, reason, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss wants to do more with less. Wally throws back an equally meaningless phrase.
Meeting, do more with less, work smarter, broaden our focus, meaning, leadership, Boss, Wally, Dilbert
The Boss asks Carol to fill in for the receptionist.
Secretary, fill in, receptionist, first impression, face, food, offer, eat, Boss, Carol, visitor
The Boss invites the engineers to a meeting with Marketing just so he's not outnumbered by the other side.
Meeting, body, outnumber, marketing, side, dummy, Boss, Dilbert, marketing guy, Wally