The Boss tells Alice to find the good thing in any bad situation.
Management, times are tough, optimism, good, bad, wild pigs, cute, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Asok, Wally
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Dilbert wants to do the simple technical solution without waiting for the internal approvals.
Management, technical solution, simple, fortune, internal approvals, vast herd, dolt, Dilbert, Boss
The engineers try to decide where to eat. Mike the vegan joins in.
Office Politics, lunch, eat, vegan, pounce, hunger, choice, Dilbert, Alice, Mike the vegan, Wally
Mike the vegan will use no animal product whatsoever.
Personal, vegan, animal product, shun, clothes, electricity, sewing machine, coal, oil, dinosaur, nude, exception, Mike the vegan, Dilbert
Asok wants to know how to handle the pressure of a stalled career.
Professional, psychological pressure, stalled career, reach for the stars, hopeless, goal, burn, Asok, Wally
The Boss gives Dilbert another top-priority assignment.
Management, priority, career, slip, mound of rubble, desk, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss says he didn't get an urgent request for resources even though Alice reminded him many times.
Management, urgent request, respond, resource, forgot, e-mail, voicemail, tattoo, torso, chest, hair, Ted, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss asks Wally to find a way to send Internet data via the sewer system to match the power grid.
Start of saga: Wally manages a project to send Internet data via the sewer system
Technology, Internet, broadband, power grid, sewer, washroom, data, competitor, Boss, Wally
Wally asks Asok to join his doomed project to send Internet data via the sewer system.
Project, doom, Internet traffic, sewer, experience, good thing, breath, straw, sewage, Wally, Asok
Wally admits he has never managed a project before.
Project, doom, Internet traffic, direct, natural talent, goal, agenda, meeting, common goal, Wally, Carol, Asok
Wally reports the project progress to the Boss and uses big words to say he hasn't done anything yet.
Project, team, time line, identify resources, revise, re-examine, Wally, Boss
Dogbert recommends Wally get away from his project before getting the blame.
Project, slither, doom, blame, metaphor, shed your project manager skin, skeleton, Dogbert, snake, Wally
Wally asks the Boss to reassign his project to Asok.
Project, heart and soul, Internet data, sewer, talent pool, recommend, mentor, panic, Wally, Asok, Boss
Alice designates Asok as the keeper of the giant binder.
Office Politics, keeper of the giant binder, secret technology plans, fit, clean desk policy, trade show, prop, guard, Alice, Asok, Dilbert
Asok complains no one responded to him since he became project manager, so he finished the project himself.
Project, returned my calls, e-mail, graduate, India Institute of Technology, finish, sleep, train, holiday, superior, Asok, Wally, Alice, Boss
Asok says he learned to use his huge brain and tries not to frighten people with it.
Professional, India Institute of Technology, brain, learn, frighten, mental, reheat, tea, forehead, imagine, fire, lunch, Asok, Wally, Dilbert
Dogbert advertises lessons on how to become an underperforming CEO. The Boss buys.
Dogbert-Schemes, television, commercial, salary, audio lessons, CEO, underperforming, headphones, Dogbert, Boss
Dilbert asks a direct question and a co-worker avoids it with unrelated information.
Office Services, order, plastic casing, delivery, avoid, imaginary, question, fantasy, moustache, shine, Dilbert, clerk
Dilbert recommends the team look at the big picture, the view from 20,000 feet. The Boss over-imagines.
Management, big picture, 20000 feet, view, imagine, plane, coach, Dilbert, Boss
Dogbert tells Bob money can't buy happiness but it can buy other things which are just as good.
Family, money can't buy happiness, possession, envy, whack, trade, Dogbert, Bob
Each of the engineers complains they're too busy when the Boss wants to assign a project to each of them.
Management, project, Nanobit, assignment, busy, cracker, quit, solve, problem, alligator, quit, Alice, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Asok, Ted
The Boss says if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.
Leadership, lead dog, view, change, face, imply, insightful analogy, admire, Boss, Carol, Dilbert
Wally describes how he ranks his tasks into different priorities.
Professional, rank, task, daily, priority, isn't much left in the tank, update, list, Wally, Boss
Alice asks Carol to format her long, rambling e-mails with more whitespace.
Office Politics, e-mail, long, gift, blank space, sentence, ramble, comma, curvy, Alice, Carol
The Boss announces the company has outsourced its programming work to Elbonia to take advantage of the time difference.
Outsourcing, programming, Elbonia, time difference, requirements, code, laptop, pretend, Boss, Elbonian, Wally, Dilbert
A marketing guy says he can't remember how to turn on his Lisa.
Marketing, engineer, turn on, Lisa, Apple, computer, wife, marketing guy, Dilbert, Alice
A marketing guy has some suggestions for Dilbert's network design. His technology level is out of date.
Marketing, suggestion, network design, Cisco, doohickey, catapult, tree, social skills, dipweed, marketing guy, Dilbert
The Boss says communication is a morale issue, so he opens up and tells his true feelings.
Management, survey, employee morale, result, issue, open and honest communication, loot, death spiral, fishing lure, suffer, bald guy, noise, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert, Asok
The Boss says he can't give Dilbert a raise because then there would be no room for a raise next year.
Performance Review, salary, deserve, raise, disincentivised, mope, muscle, motivation, weak, Boss, Dilbert
Catbert's new policy is for employees to inform their boss before applying for internal positions.
Personnel, job opening, policy, inform, apply, purr, good luck, disloyal, back stab, ingrate, Catbert, Boss, Tina