Secondary Character Saturday: Pointy Haired Boss (Dilbert)

Pointy-haired Boss

Pointy-haired Boss (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHO: the Pointy Haired Boss

FROM: Dilbert

BY: Scott Adams

PUBLISHED: Dilbert began running as a syndicated cartoon strip in spring of 1988.

PROS: He comes to work every day. (Although Dilbert, Alice and Wally probably wish he wouldn’t.) Yeah, that’s about it for the pros.

All art is courtesy: Scott Adam's

All art is courtesy: Scott Adam’s

CONS: He’s arrogant, selfish, and stupid.

He’s every employee’s worst nightmare. He wasn’t born mean and unscrupulous, he worked hard at it. And succeeded. As for stupidity, well, some things are inborn…His top priorities are the bottom line and looking good in front of his subordinates and superiors (not necessarily in that order). Of absolutely no concern to him is the professional or personal well-being of his employees. The Boss is technologically challenged but he stays current on all the latest business trends, even though he rarely understands them.  []

MOST SHINING MOMENT: I think EVERY frame he’s in is a shining moment, but maybe not for the people who have to deal with him.

All art is courtesy: Scott Adam's

All art is courtesy: Scott Adam’s

LEAST SHINING MOMENT: I think EVERY time he steps into the frame takes the opportunity to be the worst boss ever. That’s dedication, that’s skill.

All art is courtesy: Scott Adam's

All art is courtesy: Scott Adam’s

WHY I CHOSE the POINTY HAIRED BOSS: We all know one. Maybe we know more than one. They may not have pointy hair, but they have the attitude and the cluelessness that Scott Adams perfectly captures in his PHB (Pointy Haired Boss). And you gotta laugh right? Cause you know what the alternative is…

All art is courtesy: Scott Adam's

All art is courtesy: Scott Adam’s


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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