@DeaDGod: Sorry, guy, we don' t buy propaganda of any kind here (well, other that Corporations are evulz, because, you know, that' s the humour in Dilbert). Put anything else against Republicans, Democrats, the X Conspiration, Unions, etc, anything that is your pet theory and not an anectode of you workplace, you get thumbed down to Heck. Say hello to Phil from me and tell him there is a barbecue next saturday.
Wow, -9 rating on my comment... It seems I was wrong, enough Dilbert readers are ignorant enough to buy the soundbites. Maybe I should have parroted the ever constant "you don't need a union if you do a good job."
Practically by definition, most work is so tedious, inane, and just plain boring that I marvel that anyone in Ted's situation would even notice a difference.
When I am at home alone, I am never ever bored. I can find too many things to do, from reading, writing, drawing, learning foreign languages, etc. Doing the same few humdrum things all day every day on someone else's schedule, now that's boredom for you.
If I was in Ted's shoes and forbidden to take anything in, hey, I would use the time to sleep and the rest of the day do my Me stuff. It would be like winning the lottery.
SMH head at people who can think they're "bored" any time someone a level above them isn't using them as a dancing marionette...