I love the dis-belief/sarcasm that comes out of Dilberts mouth. He says a lot of stuff I wish I had the courage to say and not just think. I would be fired where Dilbert comes back tomorrow in a new comic strip. Personally I think some of you read too much into these comic strips. All he did was slam the boss/company. LOL Not sure which is funnier: the reader's reactions or the comic strips. LOL
Idiot. You get to go to Seattle which means you won't have to put up with the pointy-haired boss. If you're even slightly intelligent, you can figure out how to goof off for most of your stay there. They heck with Skype.
This is how things are done in science. You fly 10,000 miles to attend a useless conference or symposium and listen to (and give) incomprehensible presentations. It's for "networking" or some garbage. Then, you fly home, all using grant money (usually taxpayer-funded). Thanks again, taxpayers!