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The Office: The Promotion

603. The Promotion

Aired October 1, 2009

Jim struggles with his new responsibilities as co-manager with Michael when David informs them that there will be no cost of living raises this year.

Quote from Michael Scott

Oscar: We would just like to know what's happening. Are we getting a raise, yes or no?
Michael Scott: All right. Let me get this clear. Does everybody want a raise? All right, everyone wants a raise, so what we're going to do is go into here, and we will not come out until we do.
Oscar: Again, that gives us no information.
Phyllis: This isn't a game, you know? It's our livelihood!

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Quote from Jim

Michael Scott: What about a raise based on merit?
Jim: Rank each person individually?
Michael Scott: Mm-hmm. Piece of cake. Ryan, obviously the best.
Jim: [sarcastically] Well, obviously. Too bad he's a temp and doesn't count, so let's get started.

Quote from Michael Scott

Jim: It's going really well, actually. Each Boston Baked Bean represents half a percent raise. We each got 24 beans, so the idea is, you place the bean on the picture [walking around the table] of who you think deserves- Who's that?
Michael Scott: Toby.
Jim: He's not a part of this. You know that.
Michael Scott: Just wanted to draw a picture of him.

Quote from Jim

Dwight K. Schrute: Come on in. That's right. Come in, feast your eyes. They determine our worth by putting beans upon our faces.
Oscar: What the hell?!
Dwight K. Schrute: Things were not this bad when just Michael was manager.
Michael Scott: Hey, what are you guys doing in here?
Kevin: What does a bean mean?
Pam: Why aren't there any beans on this very old, frizzy-haired picture of me?
Kevin: Michael, what does a bean mean?
Pam: Jim?
Jim: I was just trying to be unbiased.

Quote from Phyllis

Kevin: What does a bean mean?!
Oscar: Someone please explain it to Kevin.
Meredith: Why can't you? My time is just as valuable as yours.
Phyllis: Not according to the beans.

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: How you doing?
Jim: Uh, on a scale of one to ten, I'd say I'm about a four.
Michael Scott: Oh, what are you usually?
Jim: Six. You?
Michael Scott: Usually a ten, but I'm feeling like a zero.
Jim: I mean, a performance-based raise sounded like a good idea, right?
Michael Scott: I know, I know.
Jim: We tried to find the fairest way to do it.
Michael Scott: Yes, we did.
Jim: I just- What?
Michael Scott: Um, nothing. I just... I used to have to do this part alone, and it was the worst. So I have something I would like to give you.

Quote from Michael Scott

[Michael give Jim a "World's Best Boss" mug]
Jim: Thank you.
Michael Scott: You are welcome.
Jim: What's in here?
Michael Scott: Gin.

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