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2001-07-01
Dilbert asks the Boss for approval to buy a computer, but there's a freeze on the capital budget.
Management, approval, computer, freeze, capital budget, CEO, ask, limit, component, cubicle, bang, soft-walled containers, Dilbert, Boss

2001-07-02
A co-worker codes for another company while appearing to work here.
Professional, code, company, crime pays, benefit package, sandwich, dinner, lunch, co-worker, Wally

2001-07-03
A carpenter provides a cost estimate and start date to Dilbert. The start date is somewhat vague.
Start of saga: Dilbert hires a roofer for his house.
Contractor, cost estimate, builder, Monday, service industry, space-time continuum, calendar, tool, roofer, Dilbert

2001-07-04
Dilbert builds a device to search the service industry's space-time continuum.
Technology, invention, search, service industry, space-time continuum, plumber, roofer, carpenter, electrician, furnace, house, tool, Dilbert, roofer

2001-07-05
A roofer takes off Dilbert's roof, and says he'll return next week.
Family, roof, return, finish, rain, indoor, ruin, control, weather, tol, roofer, Dilbert

2001-07-06
Dilbert worries about his half-repaired roof. The Garbageman loans him his weather control device.
Family, roof, rain, shingle, personal, chaos-driven climate control, loan, randomiser, apparatus, weather control, Dilbert, Garbageman

2001-07-07
In the lunch room, Asok tells about his thoughts to grow a unibrow.
Office Politics, lunch, lunchroom, grow, unibrow, ban, work-related conversation, Asok, Dilbert

2001-07-08
Wally becomes a fly on the wall at a manager's meeting about layoffs.
Downsizing, layoff, downsizing, fly on the wall, wish, budget, fire, hate, doughnut, ugly, Dilbert, Wally, Boss, manager

2001-07-09
The Boss thinks Alice is understaffed and overworked so he hires another manager to glare at her and a stress counsellor for himself.
Overwork, understaff, manager, relax, deep breaths, hair, Boss, stress counsellor, Alice, manager

2001-07-10
The Boss says he'll be managing by exception so he won't be talking to people unless they screw up.
Management, managing by exception, talk, assume, project, remember, important, Boss, Wally

2001-07-11
The Boss wants the product so easy to use somebody's mother could use it. He argues with Dilbert as to whose mother should be the test.
Management, easy, product, mother, moron, test, fed, Boss, Dilbert

2001-07-12
The Boss hires a person with no brain.
Management, job, no-brainer, resume, brief, doughnut, experience, ruin, Boss, Wally, new hire

2001-07-13
Ted asks the Boss about the layoff rumour.
Downsizing, rumour, layoff, deny, day off, request, Friday, Monday, Ted, Boss

2001-07-14
The Boss and Catbert decide who will be downsized, those with excessive nose hair and who are called "doctor."
Downsizing, fire, nose hair, doctor, creep, Boss, Carol, Catbert, Dr. Wolfington

2001-07-15
Alice thinks of a great idea to save money on building their product. The Boss takes credit for the idea with the VP.
Management, unit, money, build, idea, credit, admit, fist of death, hit, control, Alice, Boss, VP

2001-07-16
Dilbert wonders about his purpose in life. Dogbert says it's to scratch his back.
Philosophy, life, purpose, scratch, back, service, useful, bank, stream, Dilbert, Dogbert

2001-07-17
Dilbert says their lives are pathetic because they do nothing but eat, work and sleep.
Philosophy, life, pathetic, eat, work, sleep, lunch, hungry, Dilbert, Wally

2001-07-18
A sociopath realises using his speakerphone will annoy his co-workers, but doesn't really care.
Start of saga: Ron the sociopath
Office Politics, sociopath, cubicle, telephone, speakerphone, annoy, co-workers, loud, lunch, delicious, Ron, Dilbert

2001-07-19
Alice complains the sociopath is using his speakerphone to listen to voicemail.
Dating, voicemail, speakerphone, socially defective, mind, dinner, invitation, sociopath, restaurant, wine, Alice, Ron

2001-07-20
The sociopath says he never tips at a restaurant because it's optional.
Dating, tip, optional, prior, bread, fling, sociopath, Ron, Alice, waitress

2001-07-21
Alice falls completely for the sociopath even though he rifles through her purse.
Dating, love, rifle, purse, telephone, call, ring once, wait by the telephone, sociopath, Alice, Ron

2001-07-22
The Boss asks everyone to keep Carol informed of their whereabouts. Wally gives Carol too much detail.
Policy, locate, inform, whereabouts, wander, coffee, newspaper, intern, pepper spray, cancel, marketing, flirt, Boss, Alice, Wally, Carol

2001-07-23
The Boss sends Monty to an accelerated evolution class.
Start of saga: Dogbert's evolution training
Society, grow, quick, hope, evolution, program, training, class, million years, pack, opposable thumbs, fire, tail, ape, accelerate, Boss, Dogbert, Monty

2001-07-24
Dogbert introduces his evolution training. A gorilla student eats the banana student.
Training, evolution, class, seat, eat, slip, peel, problem, Dogbert, banana

2001-07-25
Zoltar demonstrates speed evolving by growing new sideburns, although he doesn't get it right.
Training, evolution, class, graduate student, speed evolving, grunt, sideburns, extra face, arm, Dogbert, Zoltar

2001-07-26
Dogbert describes the one surviving student from his evolution class -- a three thousand pound squirrel.
Training, evolution, class, student, survive, cockiest squirrel, three thousand pounds, unlucky, janitor, bathrobe, Dogbert

2001-07-27
The Boss gives Wally his bonus even though Wally did no work all year.
Management, bonus, work, fire, replace, hiring freeze, shrink, empire, hand-shake, paycheque, Boss, Wally

2001-07-28
The Boss was trapped in his office for three days.
Management, trap, office, three days, scream, staple remover, claw, wall, push, pull, safe, hair, Boss, Carol

2001-07-29
Dilbert says the power supply in the product overheats. It gets exaggerated up to a four-star general who thinks it's a weapon.
Engineer, exaggeration, power supply, overheat, flames, level, city, military application, free hammer, consulting job, uninhabited atoll, trouble, uniform, blow up, Dilbert, Boss, customer, general

2001-07-30
An angry dumb guy dares anyone to ask his opinion.
Office Politics, opinion, beat, let's see, meeting, threat, angry dumb guy, Dilbert

2001-07-31
At an exit interview, Ted complains about working for an unethical weasel.
Management, exit interview, reason, unethical weasel, personal problem, collect, data, Boss, Ted, Catbert