Laptop computers are given to the sales force without training.
Training, sales, laptop computer, training budget, Boss, Wally, sales rep, Dilbert, Alice
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Dilbert wants to be a vice president. Dogbert bets he can make a rat into one.
Start of saga: Dogbert turns Ratbert into a corporate vice president.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, ivy league, reorganisation, bet, mirror, core competency, Dilbert, Dogbert, Ratbert
Ratbert tries to pass himself off as a vice president.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, bet, rodent, action plan, headcount, quality, Dogbert, Ratbert, Wally, Alice
Ratbert is interviewed for vice president of Marketing.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, marketing, dumpster, man, Ratbert
Ratbert introduces his marketing plan.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, marketing, columnist, press, cat, Ratbert, Dilbert, reporter, Alice, Wally
Ratbert tells Dilbert he quit his job as vice president.
Dogbert-Schemes, vice president, scruples, Ratbert, Dilbert
Dilbert gets sucked into the boss zone, where time and logic do not apply.
Management, Boss Zone, urgent, logic, work smarter not harder, cynicism, angel, disembodied head, freedom, quality, Boss, Dilbert, Dogbert
The Boss announces the executive review board meeting is cancelled.
Management, executive review, board meeting, Nostradamus, headcount, Boss, Alice, Wally, Dilbert
A soda machine takes Dilbert's coins.
Start of saga: Dilbert is sentenced to death for losing his cool.
Technology, soda machine, vending machine, coin, sunny disposition, dignity, career, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Wally
The company no longer offers counselling for Dilbert who went nuts at the vending machine.
Health, vending machine, money, counsellor, death sentence, microwave, Catbert, Dilbert
Dilbert seeks sympathy as he tells Dogbert about his death sentence.
Health, vending machine, death sentence, tragic news, execute, newspaper, sick day, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dogbert reasons with Catbert to get Dilbert off the hook.
Policy, Dogbert versus Catbert, death sentence, fur wedgie, pardon, Dogbert, Catbert, Dilbert, Bob
Alice reads a job posting for a job she'd love.
Office Politics, job posting, bronco, pantyhose, experience, Alice, Dogbert
Dogbert defends Dilbert's proposal against the changes the Boss made.
Management, engineering proposal, masters degree, art history, scratch n sniff, change, electrical engineering, technology publication, ear, Dilbert, Dogbert, Boss
The Boss adds another person to Alice's project.
Management, overwork, manager, schedule, status report, 3-D, Boss, Alice, manager
A dog detects wasted resources.
Management, dog, resource, schedule, arrow, pointer, manager, dog
Carol points out 40% of all sick days are taken on Fridays and Mondays.
Management, sick days, Friday, Monday, idiot, math, Carol, Boss
The Boss says it is unacceptable for 40% of sick days to be taken on Fridays and Mondays.
Management, sick days, Friday, Monday, kidding, hell, Boss, Asok, Wally, Dilbert
Dogbert uses poetry and dance to fulfil the employees creatively.
Health, spiritually fulfilled, poem, dance, soul, swami hat, Dogbert, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert
Dogbert asks how well his special poems and dances are working.
Health, poem, dance, well being, money, primal scream, invoice, swami hat, Dogbert, Alice, Boss, Dilbert
Ken destroys a product line by over-promising upgrades.
Sales, product line, version, commission, competitor, promote, Ken, Dilbert, Boss
Catbert entices Wally to quit and reapply for his old job.
Management, pay, new employee, salary, catnip, Catbert, Wally
Wally considers resigning and reapplying for his old job.
Management, resign, unqualified, engineer, co-worker, friend, salary, coffee machine, Wally, Dilbert
A marketeer presents her plan to a dubious audience.
Marketing, marketing plan, generalities, glamour career, dictionary, marketeer, Dilbert
Dilbert exposes a rat to the company's marketing plan.
Marketing, marketing plan, expose a rat, adverse reaction, brain tumour, Dilbert, Ratbert
Dilbert hands his timesheet in two days prior to the period end.
Administration, timesheet, clerical, annoy, deadline, Dilbert, Carol
Wally shows Alice his work avoidance device.
Technology, work avoidance, pager, meeting, vending machine, Wally, Alice
The Boss announces record profits and hands out T-shirts.
Management, record profits, profit, t-shirt, slave labour, career expectations, small, petite, elfin, logo, slave labour, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Wally
Catbert gives Wally employee orientation.
Management, employee orientation, training video, hope, VCR, television, Catbert, Wally
Wally reports on a week of accomplishments after watching training videos.
Management, accomplishment, proactive, diversity, training video, free will, Wally, Boss