Put the PHB in a bear suit leave him on the road and hope.
PHB-ing to a tee.
I worked one year in graduate school teaching the “how to count like a computer” course for folks who might be thinking about studying computer science. Since I was a mere grad, I had to have an “official” prof whose name was on the course, and to whom I reported. Fortunately, he was an avid fly fisherman, so my reports consisted of arriving at his office, glancing at my watch, and saying "Hello Dr. Xxxx, I only have a few minutes. Did you have a fun weekend? "… and then let him talk fishing until the time was up.
What if he just wishes someone was hit by a car?
Often heard on Northern Michigan Highways, “Gas up boys and bring the flashlights. We’re going huntin’”.
Schedule it for Hawaii on the company’s dime, why should the executives get all the good trips?
Dilly, you need to keep a can of “Black Flag” on your desk….!
Has Dilbert been invaded by non sequitur?
I’ve noticed that I get more work when my manager is bored. Not more work DONE. Just more work.
The PHB must have been promoted to the head of the California EDD.
I worked for a company that wanted me to volunteer for a weekend quality seminar along with the rest of the company in San Francisco. I asked several questions: 1) would we get paid? (no) 2) would we have any time off to check out the city? (no) 3) was it mandatory? (no)
I did not attend. There was no noticeable uptick in quality.
Blah blah blah blah blah.
You got to admire Dilbert, diligently working away, double tasking on the phone and computer while the PHB rambles on incoherently. Too bad his efforts will never be rewarded or even recognized.
My boss used to ramble on about how to help with workload and stress when I had a tight deadline. He meant to be helpful, I’m sure. At one point, I told him the only thing he could do to help was get out of my office and let me work.
Thankfully, he took it well and actually followed through. He even lets me out of team meetings when I’m on a deadline now, as long as I keep him updated on project status.
Chalk up a win for Dilbert and his concentration on work. He gets bonus points for completely ignoring PHB and his pointless babbling….