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2001-12-01
Ted is fired and requests to live in his cubicle.
Downsizing, fired, rent, live, cubicle, fire, cannibal, regret, Ted, Boss

2001-12-02
Friday is the cruelest day of the week for layoffs, so that's when it will happen.
Downsizing, layoff, Friday, cruel, employee appreciation day, congratulate, month, orgasm, Boss, Catbert, Dilbert, Wally, co-worker

2001-12-03
Wally reports his accomplishments for the week: scheduling a meeting.
Meeting, status meeting, conference room, schedule, accomplishment, mill around, gave up, confuse, Wally Report, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

2001-12-04
The Boss asks Carol to book the conference room every day for the next year.
Management, reserve, conference room, sociopath, idea, slow, Boss, Carol

2001-12-05
Dogbert tells the Boss how to use his time more efficiently: prioritise tasks into two lists, high and low.
Management, time management, priority, list, kill, loser, Dogbert, Boss

2001-12-06
A salesman gives Dilbert a gift that's slightly over the limit of what Dilbert is allowed to accept.
Sales, gift, value, rule, worth, accept, present, Dilbert, salesman, Alice

2001-12-07
The Boss threatens to fire Asok if he criticises the government.
Society, free speech, criticise, government, fire, enjoy, pastry, free country, doughnut, Asok, Boss, Wally

2001-12-08
Dogbert advises the Boss to hire people who won't threaten him, and offers the services of his recruitment agency.
Dogbert-Schemes, hire, threat, Dogbert Recruitment Agency, placement, clueless, bad hair, cadaver, brochure, Dogbert, Boss

2001-12-09
The Boss shows everyone the Teamwork Football, to symbolise their commitment to teamwork.
Management, teamwork football, symbol, commitment, carry, meeting, customer, vacation, coffee, desk drawer, golf ball, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

2001-12-10
The Boss announces they've hired a design firm in hopes of copying their methods.
Start of saga: Creative design training
Management, hire, innovation, design firm, observe, method, steal, secret, easel, meeting, Boss, Dilbert, Alice, Asok, Wally

2001-12-11
In a creativity exercise, the teams make devices, most better than Dilbert and his team.
Training, creativity exercise, team, air to electricity, missile defence laser, scissors holder, gizmo, instructor, Boss, Dilbert, Alice, Wally

2001-12-12
The design training continues where the team will make insightful observations from the brainstorming notes.
Training, odd-shape, foam, sit, design process, brainstorming, insightful observation, yellow, engineer, sweet jeepers, instructor, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

2001-12-13
The design training continues where the team will design and make a mock-up. Dilbert questions who dominates the team.
Training, team, design, build, mock up, exercise, dominate, worst, suggestion, instructor, Dilbert, Boss, Wally, Alice

2001-12-14
Dilbert wants to use a photocopier but must supply his own paper.
Office Services, copier, broken, paper, office, mile, unleash, hound, web designer, tight labour market, ear, disguise, Dilbert, secretary, web designer

2001-12-15
Dilbert arrives for the meeting and wonders who called it.
Meeting, call, issue, assign, task, waste of time, lifeform, reproduce, human hosts, Dilbert, Ted, co-worker

2001-12-16
Wally asks the Boss if he can telecommute one day a week. The Boss says okay, but only if Wally wears an uncomfortable hat.
Telecommuting, work, home, unhappy, uncomfortable hat, extreme, joke, purple, Wally, Boss

2001-12-17
Tina looks for volunteers to serve food to the homeless on Christmas day.
Society, sign up, volunteer, food, homeless, Christmas day, hungry, PR firm, news crew, Tina, Dilbert

2001-12-18
The Boss announces a survey says compensation at this company is competitive.
Professional, survey, compensation, competitive, work, pay, meeting, Boss, Dilbert, Alice

2001-12-19
The Boss tells Wally he has not achieved any of his written objectives.
Performance Review, fail, written objectives, achievement, chance, hidden, project, smother, defective, Boss, Wally

2001-12-20
The Boss transfers Dilbert to Elbonia because the cubicle-moving budget is shot.
Management, move, cubicle, budget, transfer, Elbonia, relocation, mail, shot, tin can, string, Boss, Elbonian, Dilbert, Elbonian pig

2001-12-21
Ratbert asks Dilbert to sign an anti-war petition.
Family, petition, anti-war, signature, sell, give, clipboard, bathrobe, Ratbert, Dilbert

2001-12-22
Ratbert shows his anti-war petition to Bob.
Family, document, important, hold, petition, war, Nobel Peace prize, drink, trade, clipboard, Ratbert, Bob

2001-12-23
The Boss asks Alice to use her vacation time by the end of the year. She cannot, because she must finish her project.
Management, vacation, end of the year, project, solution, engineer, home, computer, network, access, dangle, Boss, Alice

2001-12-24
Dilbert worries he may not be doing enough to enhance stockholder value.
Office Politics, feel guilty, enhance, stockholder value, glug, chug coffee, empty pot, Dilbert, Wally

2001-12-25
A co-worker asks Dilbert why he hasn't responded to an e-mail.
Office Politics, e-mail, answer, message, poorly written, understand, dare, dialogue, boss, co-worker, Dilbert

2001-12-26
Dilbert asks the Boss to approve an expense for equipment that has already been installed.
Management, approval, expense, equipment, install, description, understand, fine line, useless, Dilbert, Boss, Catbert

2001-12-27
A new twist on "if you give a man a fish he will eat for a day."
Philosophy, give, fish, eat, teach, ugly hat, talk, consultant, starving, Dogbert, Boss

2001-12-28
The Boss sends an e-mail to Alice about wanting to talk with her.
Management, e-mail, copy, message, tell, voicemail, fax, talk, redundant, communication, Boss, Alice

2001-12-29
The Boss says Alice's working hard, evenings and weekends has finally paid off.
Management, hard work, night, weekend, paying off, forecast, demand, wild guess, Boss, Alice

2001-12-30
The Boss gives Dilbert an urgent assignment but Dilbert can't read his handwriting.
Management, assignment, urgent, handwriting, question, call, odour, windy day, vanish, floog smort qlak munta hawthnort, monkey, duct tape, phantom manager, Boss, Dilbert, Carol

2001-12-31
The Boss asks Carol to put together a morale boosting event.
Management, event, morale, boost, CPR, mummy, meeting, sarcasm, Boss, Carol