I have yet to find a single Dilbert cartoon strip remotely funny. It's not that I don't understand it. It's simply that it's not funny in the slightest. This strip I thought was just typical. However it should probably not surprise me to learn this is also the most popular of them all. Perhaps I need to be an Engineer to find it funny
I think you forget the downsizing that happened in the 80's. Dilbert and the company were overrun by down sized employees sniffing dry erase markers and causing trouble. There is considerable more material to use such as moving the entire management staff to Elbonia or half to Elbonia and the other half to Kneebonia where they are on opposite side of the war with Catburt and Doggurt as generals and engineers designing weapons of mass destruction that do not exists. This is just the start. He could clone the entire staff, declare them company property, and layoff the originals. Then he could bring the original staff back after the clones die because they forgot to feed them or the cubicle farmer harvested them. But Scott seems to want to stick to business issues so where he goes from here is just a guess.
@yohannbiimu: He won't do anything because the mob will have raided his house and drunken his ink.
Not everyone stays down permanently during recession. It would be perfectly reasonable for the company to diversify and make a fortune in the repo business, thus getting them back on track to go down whatever storyline he likes.
Kevin, the problem is that when you are in range, you become a TARGET. Who even WANTS to work your rear-end off to make lots of money anymore when the FED are going to come after you?
I think Adams is making a huge mistake in making Dilbert reflect the current economic crisis. I mean, what if it doesn't recover? If he starts putting the cast here in rags and they are reduced to boiling shoe leather (ala Charlie Chaplin in "The Gold Rush") for their subsistences, then what will he do when folks ARE reduced to that?
Hmm, stating a hedge fund. Why didn't I think of that? Nothing else on this list seems to be working (alto the male excort gig is sometimes fun.) Now my money woes are finally SOLVED!! Thanks Mr. Adams!!