The Boss asks Dilbert to put together a winning bid for a contract. Dilbert says he will read the minds of competitors.
Start of saga: Dilbert puts together a bid proposal
Management, bid, win, contract, telepathy, read minds, low bid, block, dense mass, Boss, Dilbert
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Dilbert asks for an estimate of administrative overhead for the bid proposal he is putting together.
Contract, cost, estimate, bid, proposal, billion dollars, administrative overhead, lose, win, less work, Dilbert, Ted
Dilbert hands in his cost estimates to the Boss. The Boss says he ignores cost estimates anyway.
Contract, bid, estimate, pad, liar, scoundrel, ashamed, ignore, proposal, inaccurate data, glass, half full, optimism, Dilbert, Boss, Dogbert
Alice wins the "Name the Restroom" contest with "Goddesses" and "Morons."
Office Politics, winner, name the restrooms, contest, goddesses, morons, suggestion, only entry, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Wally
Asok arrives late to a meeting suffering from burns and cuts after his cubicle caught fire.
Health, meeting, late, fire, burn, mission statement, paperweight, cubicle, sun, douse, quality, mug, shard, injury, scorch, Asok, Dilbert, Wally
Dilbert goes over a seemingly endless list of problems with the project.
Project, slow start, reorganisation, merger, layoff, budget freeze, relocation, strategy, opportunity, best practises, imply, CEO, consultant, Dilbert, manager, Boss
The Boss tells Dilbert he will be downsized in ninety days.
Start of saga: Dilbert is downsized and becomes a waiter
Downsizing, project, cancel, ninety days, wander, zombie, walk among them, Boss, Dilbert, co-worker
Dilbert is given projects to finish before he is downsized even though it means interacting with people who know he will be gone.
Downsizing, project, finish, interact, information, soon, laugh, Boss, Dilbert, Ted
Dilbert explains to a woman he is unemployed and drives an electric car.
Downsizing, party, drink, unemployed, electric car, abs, romantic, long shot, turn on, Dilbert, woman
Dilbert considers growing a beard while he is unemployed.
Downsizing, beard, unemployed, idea, message, shopping cart, filthy rag, polka-dot underwear, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dilbert considers becoming a waiter until he can get a job as an engineer.
Professional, waiter, job, unemployed, engineer, qualified, wait tables, hard, manager, slap drunk, bathrobe, balance, apron, restaurant, Dilbert, Dogbert, waiter
Dilbert interviews for becoming a waiter.
Professional, unemployed, waiter, apply, abusive drunk, customer, kindness, shield, tablecloth, manager, restaurant, Dilbert, Stacey
The Boss tries to find an "Engineer of the Year", who is willing to fly to New York and accept a trophy.
Management, engineer of the year, New York, trophy, project, critical, flatter, sick day, pretend, marketing, party, booze, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Asok, Wally, Carol, marketeer
Dilbert waits on a table and falls for a beautiful woman.
Professional, waiter, server, beautiful, grandfather, husband, special, restaurant, apron, Dilbert, woman in restaurant, husband
Dilbert tells Dogbert he has been fired as a waiter at a restaurant.
Professional, waiter, server, soup, thumb, scream, spray, blame, stupid, Dilbert, Dogbert
Catbert hires Dilbert back, but in Sales.
Start of saga: Dilbert the salesman
Professional, hire, worst, anything but sales, train, lie, engineer, Catbert, Dilbert
Dilbert attends sales training. The instructor says a salesperson can sell anything to anybody.
Training, sales training, proof, roadkill, class, hat, trainer, Dogbert, Dilbert
The sales trainer says a good sale is like a good wedgie.
Training, sales training, act, wedgie, victim, surprise, demonstration, volunteer, trainer, Dilbert, volunteer
The customer should sell to the salesman, the sales trainer explains.
Training, sales training, customer, product, worthy, goober, beg, trainer, Dilbert, customer
The Boss wants help moving to a new home.
Personal, move, new house, heavy objects, help, career, professional, money, system, trailer, mobile home, Boss, Dilbert, Carol
Dilbert tells a customer he will talk to her every day in case she changes her mind.
Sales, talk, every day, change your mind, cross, sales, stalk, brochure, Dilbert, customer
Dilbert's Mom refuses to buy from Dilbert even with his money.
Sales, reluctant, buy, money, overpriced, hard to use, buggy, spit, package, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert
Dilbert the sales guy gives his business card to a customer. None of the information is correct.
Sales, business card, information, correct, money, clout, shut up, Dilbert, customer
Dilbert begs the Boss to be transferred back to engineering.
Management, transfer, sales, engineer, pay cut, free, appreciate, shoe shine, Dilbert, Boss
The new guy, M.T. Suit, introduces himself to Dilbert.
Office Politics, empty suit, enhance core competency, leveraging platforms, shake hands, M.T. Suit, Dilbert
The new guy, M.T. Suit, introduces himself at a meeting.
Office Politics, empty suit, substance, style, compensate, buzzword, meeting, solution, product, M.T. Suit, Boss, Alice, Asok, Wally
The sales guy says the latest ad campaign was a huge success, but did not track the increase in sales.
Sales, ad campaign, success, track sales, buzz, e-mail, message, topic, invitation, engineer, laptop computer, sales guy, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Wally
The Boss tells Wally he will be downsized as soon as he finishes his project.
Downsizing, project, professional, delay, unnecessary, timeliness, surpass, passion, quality, Boss, Wally
The Boss introduces Dilbert to his new supervisor, the man hater.
Start of saga: Man-hating supervisor
Management, man hater, supervisor, hire, angry women, pantsuit, turned on, decisive, coffee, head, Boss, Dilbert
The man-hating supervisor puts Alice in charge of the project.
Management, supervisor, man hater, in charge, project, coffee, fly, grow, nice, man-hating supervisor, Wally, Alice, Dilbert
The man-hating supervisor asks the men to justify their pay.
Management, supervisor, man hater, justify, pay, meeting, all day, door, man-hating supervisor, Wally, Dilbert