What is the most important thing for a company? Is it the cash flow? Is it the inventory? Nuh-uh. It’s the people. The people. My proudest moment here was not when I increased profits by 17%, or when I cut expenses without losing a single employee. No, no, no, no, no. It was a young Guatamalan guy. First job in the country, barely spoke English. Came to me and said, “Mr. Scott, would you be the godfather of my child?” Wow. Wow. Wow. Didn’t work out in the end. We had to let him go. He sucked.
This is our warehouse, or as I like to call it, the wh**ehouse. But don’t you call it that, I’ve earned the right.[to Ryan]
Okay. Listen, this is just going to be a friendly game, right? We’re all on the same team here. The Dunder Mifflin team. Of course, if you beat us, you’re fired.
I will use your talents come baseball season, my friend. Or if we box.[Oscar: I can help out if you need me.]
I live by one rule: No office romances, no way. Very messy, inapropriate… no. But, I live by another rule: Just do it… Nike.
Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office. It’s a drug. It is quite literally a drug that speeds people up. It’s not the only drug that speeds people up. You hear stories about Dunder Mifflin in the ’80s before everybody knew how bad cocaine was. Gah, man, did they move paper!
Abraham Lincoln once said that, “If you’re a racist, I will attack you with the North.” And those are the principles that I carry with me in the workplace.