So true, so true. Where I work, the 80-year-old gofer, who's wildly overcompensated, has been there accumulating and compounding those 2% raises for over 50 years. He makes more than I do, even though I'm the key technical employee. Nevertheless, I'm reasonably well compensated so I stay, but I had to get it by film-flaming the owners. It just ain't right and I'm certainly not inspired.
And BTW, by saying "You can't do that" is the PHB implying that he thinks that the quality of Dilbert's work is already as poor as is possible? That'd be grounds for quitting/firing right there. Wallyville here we come!