The man-hating supervisor fires Asok for being a man. Asok rejoices in being called a man.
Management, supervisor, man hater, fire, man, enjoy, man-hating supervisor, Asok
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The man-hating supervisor asks the Boss why her abuse of the engineers has no effect.
Management, supervisor, man hater, oblivious, abuse, self-respect, vial, storage room, yell, quit, man-hating supervisor, Boss
The Boss explains the company will no longer provide free soda. No one else knew about the free soda.
Management, budget, constraint, free soda, refrigerator, break room, replenish, stolen, Boss, Dilbert, Asok, Wally, Alice
Dogbert, in tech support, tells someone their software is worn out because they are typing too hard.
Start of saga: Dogbert's holistic tech support
Tech Support, software, worn out, typing, decaf, paint, wall, pink, gym, holistic, read, telephone headset, Dogbert, Dilbert
Dogbert, in tech support, recommends stuffing tree bark in a CD drive.
Tech Support, holistic, all natural, stuff, tree bark, CD drive, meditation, damage, telephone headset, Dogbert, customer
Dogbert, in tech support, recommends spinal adjustments for a power cord to prevent computer viruses.
Tech Support, holistic, computer virus, avoid, power cord, spinal adjustment, disease, prevention, skeptic, anecdotal evidence, telephone headset, woman, Dogbert
Asok works all weekend to get rid of bugs in the database. The Boss tells him to put the bugs back in.
Technology, work all weekend, bug, database, look bad, apathy, teach, strong desire, learn, Asok, Boss, Wally
Dilbert says he just had a good meeting. Dogbert says maybe that's because it was short.
Meeting, good, bad, short, reveal, incompetence, attendee, Dilbert, Dogbert
Catbert explains he got rid of the Marketing department and they now have lots of non-dairy creamer.
Personnel, marketing, bad news, good news, non-dairy creamer, cut back, Catbert, Dilbert, Wally
Dilbert complains their network can't handle the extra traffic. The Boss says he heard the network has infinite capacity.
Technology, network, traffic, opinion, hard data, logic, usage, science, capacity, budget, project, funding, potato, po-tay-to, po-tah-to, weasel, Dilbert, Boss, Doug, Dogbert
Dilbert tries to reserve the fish bowl for a meeting.
Start of saga: Fish bowl meeting room
Corporate Services, conference room, reservation, lobby, glass walls, fish bowl, attractive, scare, tribunal, secretary, Dilbert, Carol
The tribunal of admin assistants convenes to decide if Dilbert is attractive enough to use the fish bowl for a meeting.
Corporate Services, tribunal, administrative assistant, attractive, fish bowl, conference room, verdict, secretary, Carol, Dilbert
Carol says Dilbert is not attractive enough to use the fish bowl conference room.
Corporate Services, tribunal, decision, administrative assistant, fish bowl, appeal, judgement, Carol, Dilbert
The project has been outsourced to reduce development costs, the Boss announces at a meeting.
Project, development cost, outsource, proposal, hourly rate, contract, not specified, Boss, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss congratulates Dogbert for finishing the project on time and below the estimate.
Dogbert-Schemes, project, estimate, finish, changes, hourly fee, contract, wag, Boss, Dogbert
The Boss tells Dilbert his trip has been cancelled because the budget is gone.
Travel, trip, cancel, budget, call centre, contact centre, training, ignorant, Boss, Dilbert
Ted asks Wally for an opinion about taking a voluntary severance package and starting an edible kite company.
Office Politics, advice, layoff, package, retirement, kite, waffle, opinion, idea, double, edible, quality, score, Ted, Wally, Alice
The Boss asks Dilbert to design the world's safest nuclear power plant.
Start of saga: Design a nuclear power plant
Management, design, safe, nuclear power plant, assignment, engineer, flatter, trust, NIMBY, Boss, Dilbert
The engineers decide on the location for the new nuclear power plant.
Technology, design, nuclear power plant, assignment, Elbonia, safe, cheerful, slave labour, Dilbert, Wally, Elbonian, Elbonian pig, Asok
The engineers start the nuclear power plant design process by gathering customer requirements.
Project, design, nuclear power plant, process, phase one, requirements, electricity, mutation, X-ray vision, laptop computer, Dilbert, Asok, man
The engineers brainstorm how to get electricity from the Elbonian power plant to local toasters.
Project, electricity, nuclear power plant, Elbonia, toaster, brainstorm, judge, idea, barge, porpoise, Dilbert, Boss, Asok, Alice
Dilbert shows a working model of the nuclear power plant to the Boss.
Project, working model, nuclear power plant, prototype, cost, attaboy, certificate, printer, paper, prototype, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert is in Elbonia to oversee the construction of the nuclear power plant.
Project, construction, oversee, Elbonia, nuclear power plant, security, uranium, pig, eat, director, Dilbert, Elbonian
Dilbert and the Boss argue over how long it will take to upgrade all the network servers. The Boss summons Kronos, the god of time management.
Technology, upgrade, network server, impossible, god of time management, perception, time, weasel, status report, wand, summon, Boss, Dilbert, Kronos
Wally says he found a coffee stain in the shape of a man's face.
Office Politics, coffee stain, carpet, face, miracle, sign, end of time, squirrel, body, lunch, Wally, Tina, Dilbert
Dilbert asks Ming if her numbers are accurate. She interprets it as a personal attack.
Office Politics, number, accurate, low, attack, stop, apologise, hate your guts, Dilbert, Ming
Wally tells Asok to not do a task in the first week because most tasks become unnecessary during that time.
Work Avoidance, assignment, week, The Wally Period, unnecessary, non-work, Wally, Asok
The Boss puts Asok on a self-mentoring program, where he can ask himself any question.
Management, special, self mentor, program, question, non-monetary reward, Boss, Asok