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Old 05-18-07, 04:34 PM
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About Ryan getting the job. Keep in mind Jim probably took himself out of consideration. Michael blew it, assuming he had a chance to begin with. Karen was probably unqualified and speaking negatively about Michael may have hurt her. It's Dunder Mifflin, so the rest of the candidates were likely flawed as well.

With his academic background and the state of Dunder Mifflin it wouldn't have been a stretch at all for Ryan to write up a report detailing rampant inefficiency and ideas to curtail it.
Old 05-18-07, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Finisher
About Ryan getting the job. Keep in mind Jim probably took himself out of consideration. Michael blew it, assuming he had a chance to begin with. Karen was probably unqualified and speaking negatively about Michael may have hurt her. It's Dunder Mifflin, so the rest of the candidates were likely flawed as well.

With his academic background and the state of Dunder Mifflin it wouldn't have been a stretch at all for Ryan to write up a report detailing rampant inefficiency and ideas to curtail it.
I think that the presentation he gave for his business class showed that he'd identified a number of things that were wrong with Dunder-Mifflin. He probably used a lot of the same material from his presentation in his interview with the CFO.

I love the idea that Ryan is now Michael's boss, so I'm trying to best rationalize him actually getting the promotion over everyone else that applied.

Also, Karen's fatal mistake was definitely talking shit about Michael in the interview. There's no such thing as "off-the-record" when you're interviewing with your potential new boss.
Old 05-18-07, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Draven
I'm sure Jim walked out of the interview, called Karen and broke up with her, Karen declined a ride home, opting to stay in the city with her friends for a few days, and Jim headed back.
Ok, as long as you're sure.
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Originally Posted by raven56706
CreedThoughts:
Reminder: Michaelís safe combo: 26-32-20.
Are those Jan's measurements?
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Originally Posted by dhmac
Are those Jan's measurements?
Now they'd be 42-20-26.
Old 05-18-07, 06:19 PM
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Karen A-fill-a-pelli better return....I'm just making a statement, I don't want any spoilers
Old 05-18-07, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TheMadMonk
Ok, as long as you're sure.
To me, it was obvious that he broke up with Karen and headed home. A simpler and more logical explanation than him ditching his gf in NYC.

So yeah, I am sure something like that happened.
Old 05-18-07, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by FatTony
I think that the presentation he gave for his business class showed that he'd identified a number of things that were wrong with Dunder-Mifflin. He probably used a lot of the same material from his presentation in his interview with the CFO.
You do realize that this is a fictional series and that Ryan (a character ) didn't really interview with a the CFO (a character).
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Just watched it ... it was solid, but nothing near the heartbreak and brilliance of "Casino Night". And what the hell are they doing with Jan?
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Originally Posted by cungar
You do realize that this is a fictional series and that Ryan (a character ) didn't really interview with a the CFO (a character).
Thank you, Captain Obvious.
Old 05-18-07, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
GREAT episode.

Although, of course, Ryan being hired to corporate was completely unrealistic. A few years of work experience, no sales, has never managed anyone. And most business schools want their applicants to have management experience before entering their program. I guess hiring the least qualified candidate is the point, though.
Not too familiar with management in today's society, I take it?
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Originally Posted by Jimmy James
Thank you, Captain Obvious.
Old 05-18-07, 07:42 PM
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Great episode.

I loved David Wallace bemoaning the corporate HR guy when Jim found Pam's note.
Old 05-18-07, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Nausicaa
Great episode.

I loved David Wallace bemoaning the corporate HR guy when Jim found Pam's note.
LOL, that was pretty funny. Why does all of Dunder-Mifflin's management hate their HR people?
Old 05-18-07, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by cungar
You do realize that this is a fictional series and that Ryan (a character ) didn't really interview with a the CFO (a character).
C'mon - how about some spolier tags - sheesh..... go ahead and ruin the show for me
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Originally Posted by huzefa
LOL, that was pretty funny. Why does all of Dunder-Mifflin's management hate their HR people?
Aren't HR people almost universally hated?
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Now that's a woman who's willing to fight for her man!

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Originally Posted by Jimmy James
Aren't HR people almost universally hated?
That's what I thought too, except for when you are in need of figuring what plan benefits and co-pay you have to deal with if you need medical attention.
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Originally Posted by Patman
That's what I thought too, except for when you are in need of figuring what plan benefits and co-pay you have to deal with if you need medical attention.
I think that's actually part of why they're hated. They stereotypically have two functions: you have to deal with them when you have a problem (and they never think it's as important as you do) and you have to deal with them when they do HR training on sensitivity, OSHA compliance, or whatever.
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The whole ending to this episode was perfect.

Bravo.
Old 05-18-07, 11:12 PM
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Agreed! It left me satisfied with a big smile on my face. Yet I will still be savoring over the next few months the anticipation of the actual hook up. Bon appetite Jam!
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Originally Posted by Jack Straw
Agreed! It left me satisfied with a big smile on my face.
That's what she said.
Old 05-19-07, 01:36 AM
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man, it's going to be a long wait for Season 4. I hope we get to find see Michael's reaction to Ryan getting the job (so hopefully no gap between season 3-4 like there was for 2-3). I can see Michael calling up corporate and telling them that Ryan tried to burn down the office, and complaining that he's never made a sale.
Old 05-19-07, 04:12 AM
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whole thing was hilarious.
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Ryan getting the position over everybody else with his limited experience once again reinforces the notion that Dunder Mifflin is a messed-up company from the top down. The very top, not just Michael's level or Jan's level.

As has been mentioned, Ryan hasn't exactly accomplished much of anything in his position at Dunder Mifflin. As far as has been suggested, he hasn't been very successful in selling their product and that's been his primary job. My impression is that David hired him primarily because of similar background in having earned an MBA and can relate to him in a way he couldn't to the other applicants. Which is typical of upper management in many professions.

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