At the staff meeting, The Boss says, "The sales force was offered a retirement buyout package of fifty dollars." He continues, "One hundred percent of the sales force elected to take the offer." The Boss says, "I wonder what they know that we don't know." Wally turns to Dilbert and says, "There's a hole with no bottom."
dilbert, the boss and wally at conference room table.
the boss: the company is announcing generous buyout packages for employees who elect to leave.
dilbert: won't all the smart people leave first because they can easily get new jobs at higher pay?
the boss: ummm...
dilbert: if you don't get enough volunteers, will you start firing people?
the boss: we have no plan to do that.
dilbert: will you make a plan if too few people leave?
the boss: oh, yes.
dilbert: would it be fair to say the people who stay will envy the dead?
the boss: um...
one week later:
the boss: how many took the offer?
carol: it's just you now.
Dogbert the CEO Dogbert says, "Now that you've run your bank into the ground, I plan to buy it for a dollar." Dogbert says, "In phase two I'll use common business words to insult you for a job poorly done." Dogbert says, "What do you think of that, you big fiduciary bag?"