Explanations for words & phrases in Dilbert
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Someone who thinks they’re the best.
Walk it back
Take back something you said, but not saying you were wrong (even though you were).
Someone who says one thing, but does something different.
Arguing to protect yourself when no one is attacking you.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Help you achieve your goals
Some management books recommend helping co-workers to achieve their goals and be more successful. If the help is sincere, it’s good, but most often the offer of help isn’t sincere and so it feels strange.
Acting in a strange and frightening way.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
No special vocabulary for Tuesday
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A good idea (but in this case, Catbert just wants the worker to go away).
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Someone who often complains, usually in an annoying tone of voice.
Friday, September 22, 2017
People who report wrong-doing are called “whistle blowers” because they’re similar to a sports referee who blows his whistle when a player commits a foul. Whistleblowers who report illegal activity at government related work are protected from being fired. Workers at regular companies have little protection.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Lover, not a fighter
Someone who’s good at being romantic and really bad at fighting.