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Branch Closing

‘Branch Closing’

Season 3, Episode 7 -  Aired November 9, 2006

After Jan announces that the Scranton branch is closing, Michael and Dwight go on a mission to save the office. Meanwhile, the Scranton employees ponder whether their jobs are safe.

Quote from Stanley

Stanley: I couldn't be happier. I'm gonna take the severance and retire. My wife and I are gonna travel. [chuckles] I really couldn't be happier.


Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: This is my house. The CFO is taking away my house and giving it to Josh. And Josh is giving the garage to Bob Vance.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Dwight K. Schrute: Okay, secretary says Wallace is away for the day and won't be coming back into the office.
Michael Scott: Okay. Okay.
Dwight K. Schrute: But do not worry. I have his home address right here.
Michael Scott: Why?
Dwight K. Schrute: Christmas card list.
Michael Scott: You send him cards? You've never met him.
Dwight K. Schrute: But when I do, we'll have something to talk about.

Quote from Ryan

Ryan: This kind of worked out perfectly for me. I got some good experience, Michael's gonna write me a great recommendation. And as far as me and Kelly goes, I think it's for the best.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Dwight K. Schrute: Dum, dum, dum, dum, dum... Coming home from work.
Michael Scott: Excuse me! Mr. Wallace? David Wallace?
Dwight K. Schrute: Yes. What is the meaning of this?
Michael Scott: Can you tell us why you are shutting down Scranton and putting 15 people out of work?
Dwight K. Schrute: Well, the branch is no longer financially viable. It's simple dollars and cents.
Michael Scott: Yes, but these are employees, sir. These are human beings.
Dwight K. Schrute: Listen, Scott. We're losing money, okay? It's not a charity, it's a business. And it's a dying business.

Quote from Kelly

Pam: Overall, though, we still all have our jobs, so good news, right?
Ryan: Oh, yeah, totally.
Kelly: I am so happy we don't have to break up now, Ryan! It is the best day of my whole life!

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Michael Scott: All right. Favorite moments in Dunder Mifflin history. Go.
Dwight K. Schrute: My first day when you hazed me by spraying me with the fire extinguisher.
Michael Scott: That was hilarious. The foam.
Dwight K. Schrute: My first sale. My promotion to assistant regional manager. Our basketball game. And when you took me to the hospital and told me that you cared about me.

Quote from Michael Scott

Dwight K. Schrute: Oh, my God!
Michael Scott: What?
Dwight K. Schrute: Stamford is closed! Michael, we're not closed! Stamford is closed! Stamford is closed!
Michael Scott: Is it?
Dwight K. Schrute: We did it!
Michael Scott: We did it! We did it!
Dwight K. Schrute: You did it!
Michael Scott: We did it! We did it!

Quote from Roy

Roy: I don't really want to work here without Pam. You know that Cinderella song, "You Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)"? That pretty much says it better than how I know how to say it... in words.

Quote from Jan

Jan: I'm here to tell you that we are closing the Scranton branch.
Michael Scott: I don't understand.
Jan: The Board voted last night to close your branch.
Michael Scott: On whom's authority?
Jan: The Board's.
Michael Scott: What?
Jan: I'm very sorry. I don't relish telling you this. You've been a big part of this company, and the Board asked me to thank you for your years of service.
Michael Scott: You're welcome.
Jan: A small number of people will be transferred to the Stamford branch and the rest will be getting severance packages.
Michael Scott: Am I a "small number" person or a "severance package" person?
Jan: Well, we haven't made final decisions about personnel yet. But you're a "severance package" person.
Michael Scott: Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

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