Wally tells the Boss he will spend the next year adding automatic registration to their product.
Management, plan, goal, staff meeting, automatic registration, product, feature, scowl, Wally, Dilbert, Boss
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Ted gets a promotion in title to Senior Vice Duke and Imperial Majesty of all Engineering.
Management, promotion, title, senior vice duke, imperial majesty, business card, engineering, Boss, Ted
The Boss wants to start tracking time spent with internal clients so he can send fake bills to other departments.
Management, time tracking, client, fake bill, helpful, time sheet, internal, Boss, Wally
Alice reacts to the theft of her purse by booby-trapping her cubicle.
Security, steal, purse, Navy Seal, training, booby-trap, cubicle, aaiee, mail, scream, Alice, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert hangs upside down in a snare, caught by Alice for entering her cubicle.
Security, booby-trap, cubicle, snare, borrow, guest chair, rope, Dilbert, Alice
Catbert announces video camera surveillance, ID badges, telephone and Internet monitoring, and mandatory drug testing.
Note: The newspapers published a censored version of the strip. The uncensored version showed Wally's ass crack, a very small line. The censored version removed that line.
Personnel, video camera, ID badge, Internet, telephone, usage, monitor, drug test, brand, hot iron, butt cleavage, awareness, Catbert, Boss, Wally
Carol wonders why the Boss makes five times as much as her when she works harder.
Management, work hard, pay, compensation, kill, Carol, Boss
The Boss contemplates creating an Internet start-up company.
Start of saga: The Boss's Internet start-up company.
Business, Internet, start-up, business plan, VC, B to B, Viet Cong, breakfast in bed, Boss, Carol
The Boss tries to recruit Dilbert to work for his Internet start-up company.
Business, Internet, start-up, poach, employee, wink, moron, shout, Boss, Dilbert
Carol creates a business plan for the Boss's potential Internet start-up company.
Business, Internet, start-up, business plan, investigation, SEC, securities fraud, handcuff, song, Boss, Carol
The Boss almost hired another engineer when he remembered he could just make Dilbert work twice as hard.
Management, plan, hire, engineer, motivation, nomination, cost-saving, award, Boss, Dilbert
Ted's ten-year service party is scheduled for when he is having surgery.
Office Politics, ten-year service, party, surgery, casserole, potluck, Carol, Ted
Rasputin, the new consultant, demonstrates his charisma on Asok and Wally.
Consultant, paper cut, bleed, charisma, demonstration, evil eye process, anti charisma, goatee, Boss, Alice, Asok, Rasputin, Wally, Dilbert
Wally comes in to work ten minutes early because of the Boss's pep talk.
Management, motivation, pep talk, early, cost, start time, Wally, Boss
Alice presents the disaster recovery plan which consists of panicking and screaming.
Presentation, presentation, disaster recovery plan, panic, scream, help, budget, hope, projector, Alice
During a long presentation, an audience member screams with pain.
Presentation, slide, scream, pain, sleep, PowerPoint, poison, diagram, Dilbert, Wally, co-worker, Alice
Dilbert's salary is 115% of the mid-point of the range. Dilbert is more pessimistic of that statistic.
Performance Review, salary, mid-point, range, exciting, system, supervisor's page, peek, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss sends a memo to allow non-essential personnel to go home early.
Downsizing, memo, computer, binoculars, storm, non-essential, home, spy, layoff, parking lot, Boss
An employee asks for an exception for the e-mail address rule of first initial and last name.
Policy, e-mail, address, initial, name, exception, whine, butthead, Brenda Utthead, Boss
The Boss says good managers hires smarter people than himself.
Management, staff meeting, smart, dumb, CEO, doom, motivation, high five, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert
The Boss asks an applicant how he would handle a letter.
Personnel, interview, mail, inbox, letter, chain letter, Boss, job applicant, Carol
Catbert says funerals waste time and heating costs are too high.
Personnel, waste, funeral, heating cost, cremate, furnace, opinion, Catbert, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert, co-worker
Catbert says pay slips will be more complex.
Personnel, pay slip, complex, rip off, yeeha, bug, Catbert, Dilbert, Wally, Alice
Tina wants to work part time. The Boss asks her if she can work on days off to finish urgent projects.
Management, part time, day off, urgency, project, pay cut, negotiate, lunch, Tina, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert sits in a box and checks his stocks.
Finance, box, stock, will power, check, Internet, cubicle, Dilbert
The new corporate slogan is "The power of the Internet lies in converging the future with the here and now."
Management, slogan, Internet, future, converge, itch, goosebump, psoriasis, Boss, Wally, Dilbert
Dilbert's date complains she hasn't received training for the new computer.
Dating, computer, replace, training, class, request, manual, read, time, cold, coat, Dilbert, Dilbert's date
Dogbert gets into self-service consulting where the Boss writes down his strategy and Dogbert sends massive bills.
Dogbert-Schemes, self-service consulting, strategy, bill, business card, Dogbert, Boss
Dogbert introduces himself, the self-service consultant, to the employees who are dumber than a crate of anvils.
Dogbert-Schemes, self-service consulting, hire, dumb, crate, anvil, operations, centralise, decentralise, strategy, Dogbert, Asok, Dilbert
Wally wants to follow Tom Peters's advice and become his own brand.
Professional, Tom Peters, advice, brand, phrase, I gotta get me some of that, evaluation, Wally, Alice
A certified technician pushes Dilbert away from the network server.
Professional, network, server, certification, summon, power, embarrass, class, memory, costume, cape, superhero, certified technician, Dilbert