Dilbert tries to get a birthday gift for his mother. In desperation, he goes to the mall. The mall holds bad memories for him since when he was a child his father took him there and left him abandoned.
After having a near-death experience, Dilbert has trouble getting his benefits reinstated. He also begins to question the meaning of life. Meanwhile, Wally is worshiped as a god by a group of marketing students.
Dilbert and a security guard bet that they can do each other's job for the day. Each one of them does fine in the other's position, but Dilbert runs into trouble when he discovers an underground casino being run in the building.
Dilbert's neighbors get an elephant and annoy him by building a large tree house that is perched directly over his roof. Dilbert must settle the issue before his co-workers arrive for an off-site meeting at his house.
Dilbert meets an incompetent former co-workers and discovers that he has made it big working for another company. As a result, the engineers find out there are other opportunities for them. To trick them into staying, management gives Dilbert an assistant.
Dilbert buys a computer over the Internet. He has it sent to work, but the delivery that the boss signs for is not what Dilbert ordered. When he calls to complain, he discovers that his own company provides support for the complaint line.
When Dilbert learns of all the bureaucratic red tape involving disposal of obsolete equipment, he, Alice, Wally, Asok, and Loud Howard become desperate to find a place to store theirs. A chat with Young Zeke Who Takes Really Bad Care of Himself reveals that there is an empty cubicle. But when Catbert, the evil director of Human Resources, catches wind of what they're doing, they are forced to create a virtual employee, Todd, who becomes a huge success in the company.
Dilbert creates a small rocket in order to search for intelligent life. The rocket collects alien DNA as well as samples from a hillbilly, a cow, and an engineer. On its return flight, the rocket crashes and impregnates Dilbert.
Dilbert examines his ultrasound and wants a second opinion. When he discovers that he isn't going to get medical benefits for his pregnancy, Dilbert tries to sell his story in order to raise money and a media frenzy ensues.
After coming under scrutiny for unethical business practices, the company sends the employees for mandatory ethics training. Of course, management does not have to attend even though it is behind the major ethical violations.