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Dilbert asks for a computer cable and gets a piece of rope instead.
Corporate Services, procurement, cable, computer, order, rope, cheap, ooh hoo, exclusive contract, rope distributor, Dilbert, procurement monkey

Dilbert complains his technology test failed because he had a rope instead of a cable.
Corporate Services, procurement, technology, test, fail, rope, cable, contract, take sides, exclusive, vendor, Dilbert, Boss, Boss

The Boss announces "Coffee with the Boss," where every employee gets an hour of quality time with him.
Start of saga: Coffee with the Boss
Management, coffee with the boss, idea, quality time, staple, skunk, banjo, that's the spirit, better than working, Boss, Carol

Dilbert is first on the "Coffee with the Boss" program.
Management, coffee with the boss, opinion, chair, squeak, ungrateful, wretch, Boss, Dilbert

Wally, at the "Coffee with the Boss" meeting, says he hadn't been drinking enough coffee.
Management, coffee with the boss, meeting, morale, drink, promise, table, Boss, Wally

The Boss isn't told what his budget is so he won't try to spend it all.
Budget, vague, limit, spend, strategy, kidding, executive, Boss

The Boss asks for ideas on how to improve morale, and Wally responds with repeating last year's potluck lunch.
Management, morale, meeting, idea, potluck lunch, schedule, conflict, PVIEP, meal, organise, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

The Boss announces his African vacation.
Start of saga: Wally fills in for the Boss while he is on vacation
Personal, vacation, Africa, shoot, window, SUV, monkey brains, nostril, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice, Asok

The Boss appoints Wally to be in charge while he's on vacation.
Personal, vacation, acting boss, chair, baby, butt, wiggle, Boss, Wally

Wally tells Carol he is filling in for the Boss while he's on vacation.
Management, secretary, administrative assistant, stinking baboon, arrogance, Wally, Carol

Wally tells Dilbert he enjoys filling in for the Boss.
Management, vacation, relief, walk, avoid, loathe, decision, underpaid, Dilbert, Wally

Wally, as acting boss, revamps the project status colour codes.
Management, presentation, revamp, project status, colour code, confess, embarrass, idea, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

The Boss returns from vacation to learn Wally has sat in his chair.
Management, refresh, vacation, calm, relax, chair, cooty squad, burn, hazmat gear, Boss, Carol, cooty squad member

A woman holds up Dilbert's project and Dilbert seeks the Boss's advice on what to do.
Project, resource, application, important, thwart, satisfaction, charm, hound, recoil, voice, thank, nothing, unhelpful, woman, Dilbert, Boss

Tina forwards lots of jokes by e-mail and Catbert says that costs lost productivity.
Start of saga: Company bankruptcy because of fake profits
Personnel, records, e-mail, forward, joke, productivity, blame, bankruptcy, Catbert, Tine

The Boss announces the company is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Financial, chapter 11, file, profit, fake, laugh, stock, CFO, diversify, investment, Boss, Alice, Dilbert

The Boss made a fortune selling his stock options while the company goes bankrupt.
Financial, fortune, stock options, bankrupt, 401K, stolen, life savings, quote marks, Alice, Boss

Dilbert complains because the company went bankrupt, he is now broke. Dogbert says that's not true.
Financial, broke, bankruptcy, 401K, worthless, impersonate, investment, tobacco, sweat shop, diamond, soul, eternity, hell, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dilbert wonders how the accounting firm missed the fact the company is bankrupt.
Financial, bankruptcy, accounting firm, conflict of interest, t-shirt, design, arrow, Dilbert, Boss, Dogbert, Ratbert

Dilbert tells his mother his company went bankrupt and the accounting firm missed that fact.
Financial, bankruptcy, accountant, t-shirt, product, defective, cauldron, irony, weasel soup, Dilbert, Dilbert's Mom

In his "The Wally Report," Wally tells of his visit to his hair stylist.
Meeting, Wally report, staff meeting, hair, glasses, stylist, fashion, temper, hair gel, plunger, Wally, Boss, Dilbert, Alice

Alice is broke because the company went bankrupt, but Wally invested his money in their competitor's stock and is rich.
Financial, bankruptcy, 401K, invest, competitor, rich, stock, coffee, Alice, Wally

Alice has a list of all executives who sold their stock before bankruptcy and she plans revenge.
Financial, bankruptcy, executive, stock, plan, ankle, shake, roof, bag, cat comb, Alice, Tina

The Boss announces the company received a bailout loan from the government.
Financial, bankruptcy, government, lobbyist, bailout, loan, tax, product, legal, wuss, overpriced, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

Carol says the feng shui in the Boss's office is terrible.
Office Politics, feng shui, office, energy, drain, Internet, computer fan, kill, Carol, Boss, Dilbert

Dilbert asks a co-worker if he has finished the vendor comparison due today.
Office Politics, vendor comparison, promise, threat, defective, Dilbert, Ted

Dilbert asks for the Boss's help to yell at a co-worker to make him do his job.
Management, help, yell, worthless, incompetent, buy, telephone call, meeting, Dilbert, Boss, Ted

A grocery clerk explains to Dilbert the benefits of their frequent grocery club.
Personal, member, frequent grocery club, card, discount, junk mail, cleanup, engineer spittle, cash register, clerk, Dilbert, shopper

Ming asks Dilbert his opinion about the injection of poison to remove facial wrinkles.
Fashion, inject, poison, face, wrinkle, kill, joke, correct answer, shar-pei, mother, insult, Ming, Dilbert

Other engineers have managed expensive projects that have failed, but not Wally. That makes Wally the top performer.
Meeting, project, fail, expensive, coffee, top performer, economic basis, watch and learn, Wally, Boss

A new parent complains to Dilbert about lack of sleep.
Personal, new baby, sleep, toll, eye, Dilbert, Becky