The Office - Two Weeks *SPOILERS*

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  1. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    I feel her pain. :eek: And I can imagine just walking out like she did. Sometimes you just get in that mood.
     
  2. jradford

    jradford The Jerkstore called

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    The more I thought about it, the more I agree with the above poster. Just to expand, (maybe), she realized that fixing the copier actually WAS fulfilling. She has NEVER considered her job fulfilling or has never thought that she'd be doing her job forever, and the minute she had a "that was satisfying" moment, she knew she had to get out.
     
  3. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    You're starting a paper company? In this climate?
    In ALL climates! It will be worldwide! :D

    Michael thinks big! :cool:

    What did Dwigt say-his knowledge of German is mostly historical and military-something like that-cracked me up. Love him! ;)
     
  4. barbeedoll

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    Plus, if she wants to move into sales at any other company in the future, she will need to have on her resume that she IS a sales person now. At least if she can get the title at Michael's new company, she is in a better position for the future.

    She will be able to apply for a future sales job as a sales rep with "experience", rather than trying to get a company to hire her into sales with only a receptionist background.

    Maybe they will even hire her back as a sales person at Dunder-Mifflin when Michael returns. It could make for some interesting plots to have she and Jim compete for sales.

    Barbeedoll
     
  5. newsposter

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    are jim and pam engaged? if so, then why in the world wouldnt he put up more of a fuss with her leaving? Made no sense. I could see him on his knees begging her not to leave and that would fit in with the show.

    I dont know why, but oscar in the diary room seemed a bit out of place to me. is he regularly in there? And the new guy sure does show how out of touch he is not to realize angela is the best person for most jobs in there..especially productivity and organization. (just leave the cat at home)

    andy is the most uncoordinated dresser i've seen in a long time. The colors clashed so bad i had to look away.

    technically wouldnt drinking on the job be immediate a removal from the office regardless of the 2 week thing

    isnt normal quitting time 5pm? why was kelly asking to leave early?
     
  6. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    wtf? You realize that she wasn't leaving Jim for Michael, she was just quitting her job, right? She's still going home to Jim at nights.
     
  7. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

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    A real-world Jim would have a concern about Pam's current & future income, I would guess.
     
  8. BrandonRe

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    You do realize the office is a comedy, right? ;)
     
  9. MrGreg

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    But I think he also cares about her more than her job, and wants to see her do better for himself, even if it means she isn't sitting 15 feet away.
     
  10. newsposter

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    well i honestly forget what happened in school in NYC but didnt that prepare her for anything? And how can she do better at a place that wont even turn a profit for a few years? Id see it as foolish to leave a company where you get a regular check and you work next to the one you love to work for a psycho who cant even afford blank invoices
     
  11. plowsterbabe

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    I suppose it's a good thing you don't write for the show. Everything you've complained about appeared in character for me. Jim seeing how leaving to go with Michael meant something to Pam. Not in his character to stop it. Pam seeing an opportunity and taking a chance (post her relationship with Roy).

    As a side note, you may see taking a risk as being foolish, another might see it as, "nothing ventured, nothing gained." If I lived my entire life living within my comfort zone, I'm sure I'd have lots of regrets.

    Granted, I didn't think this was a very funny episode, but I didn't see anything that terribly unusual.
     
  12. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

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    You have to recall the scene (see my post #33) where Michael is trying to recruit people for his company - Pam realizes that her current job is doing nothing to fulfill her potential. The copier experience was the straw that broke the camel's back, probably. She wanted out. Anything was better than being a receptionist (or executive assistant) - and sales was just different enough to have tremendous appeal at that moment.
     
  13. newsposter

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    and i saw him traveling to NYC and to that gas station in the middle as him desperate to be with her at all costs...i thought that would carry over to wanting her in the work place with him as well

    i cant picture all the scenes where he's 'gone after her' but thats the general feeling i have
     
  14. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    Nope, you totally missed the point of that scene as well.

    Jim was waiting for the "perfect" moment. He wanted the fireworks (literally), he wanted it to be special and then he realized, all he wanted was Pam. The only thing important was their future together, not how planned and momentous the engagement is. So he did it right then, because there was no reason to wait any longer. It had nothing whatsoever to do with desperation.
     
  15. JLucPicard

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    Just a couple of thoughts from someone who is probably totally clueless...

    I viewed the Pam joining Michael scene as not much more than Pam jumping to Michael's side like she has so many times before, then the "look" at the end being a 'what am I doing?' look. Once outside she made some choices that would be made when going to a new job - because she kinda crossed that bridge by that point - but I didn't read into things what everyone else did before she walked out the door.

    As for Jim not fighting for her to stay, he was cool with her going to New York, he's always been supportive of what she wanted to do. And I'm not married, but wouldn't some married people be OK with not working together? The impression I've gotten from married friends is that working with their spouses and being around them almost 24/7 may not be their first wish.
     
  16. marrone

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    As a receptionist she probably didn't make a whole lot of money anyway, so it might be negligible compared to Jim's salary. Plus she could probably get another receptionist job very quickly given her experience. He probably wasn't too concerned about it, as he was too stunned by what she did to think about dollar signs.

    It wouldn't suprise me if that comes up next episode, though.

    -Mike
     
  17. marrone

    marrone Phased Member

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    That would be great, as I loved the Holly character.

    Problem with that, though, is she was HR. She has no business running a branch. The best she could do is replace Toby (which by itself isn't a bad idea) but that doesn't get Michael back. If he does come back, they have the whole Michael/Holly thing again, and Holly would have to go back to where she came from again.

    I do hope they stretch this out for a few episodes, though. A little diversion is never a bad thing. I'd actually like to see Michael somewhat succeed for once.

    -Mike
     
  18. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

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  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    He wasn't proposing to her because he couldn't stand not having her work 15 feet away from him. He was proposing because he loved her. There's no reason she can't work elsewhere and them still have a strong relationship. I'm totally confused by your posts.
     

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