People seem to have a love-hate relationship with Michael Scott from ‘The Office’ and we get why. Keep reading to find out why Michael Scott is both the best and the worst boss one could ever have.
It has been quite some time since the Dunder Mifflin office has wrapped up its paperwork and retired from TV. Michael Scott, the boss from ‘The Office’, although may pass as a person with questionable ethics, is one of the most memorable characters on TV. Here, we bring you five times Michael Scott was an absolute jerk boss and five times that he was the best!
- The perfect philosopher, guide, and friend
- Butting out of promises made
- The occasional demonstration of having a heart
The perfect philosopher, guide, and friend
Not much of what came out of Scott’s mouth proved useful, but there have been times when he surprised the viewers and his staff with some great personal life advice. When Roy proposes to Pam for the second time and Jim reveals the pain of his love-struck heart to Michael Scott, the boss gives him the best possible advice of never giving up. It’s not every day that Michael Scott gives sane advice, and, thankfully, Jim took him up on that!
A coward and selfish boss
Granted that most people react instinctively in moments of fear and emergency, but leaving his colleagues to die at the first cry of an office fire makes him literally the worst human being ever. When a small fire broke out in the office, which probably wouldn’t have harmed anyone present, Michael jumped the gun and went into panic mode. While everyone was following fire protocols and leaving the space slowly, Michael rushes out pushing everyone on his way out.
Romantic is his middle name
If there’s one reason why Michael’s staff loved him, it was because he was A-Adorable! Despite being a person with negligible emotional intelligence, Michael Scott could come across as the best boss because of his cute gestures. Remember the time when he realised how lucky he was to have Holly and that she was “the” one? Michael gets his colleagues to help him and sets up the most adorable proposal for Holly. A nightmare with a romantic streak, this one, we tell you!
Butting out of promises made
Michael Scott’s habit of making a big deal out of every little thing he does is exhausting. He makes big promises but never comes through. One instance would be “Scott’s Tots“. Michael had impulsively promised to sponsor the college education of a few children, although he barely intended to go through with it.
Being there for his staff
Michael Scott was usually a pain-in-the-ass of a boss for Pam, but the one time he actually made his best efforts to be there for her, melted our hearts. The only two colleagues who showed up at Pam’s art show were Michael and Oscar. While Oscar criticized Pam’s work with the utmost cruelty, Michael only had sweet words and support to offer.
The bully nobody asked for
Michael Scott was a bully when it came to treating a few staff members. Toby Flenderson never received any fair treatment from Michael and was constantly in his line of fire. In fact, Toby’s treatment by Michael should have been filed under workplace harassment, but, unfortunately, Toby was Michael’s HR guy.
The one time he chose not to be a drama queen
Michael Scott is the diva boss of Dunder Mifflin and has always provided for the best drama both in and out of the office. However, the one time he decided to skip his drama was when he was leaving ‘The Office’ for good. Lacking the heart to bid farewell to his office and colleagues, he tries to leave secretly and silently from the office without causing drama.
Not the one to care about office etiquettes
Super cringe alert! Michael was never the one to abide by the office etiquettes, but he crossed a line in dating Pam’s mother. In fact, even after receiving Pam’s disapproval of their relationship, Michael decides to up the level. He dismisses Pam’s opinion and acts like an entitled prick until he makes up his mind that Pam’s mom isn’t the one for him.
The occasional demonstration of having a heart
When Michael Scott left ‘The Office’, he created a huge void that nobody else could fill. Although all the characters in the show had something to offer, the show felt empty without Michael; Michael was the show. Despite setting his mind against returning, Michael Scott did make a surprise return not as the boss, but as the best man at Dwight’s wedding with Angela.
First league player of the blame game
If only we had a penny for every time Michael refused to accept responsibility for his mistakes! The one time Michael overdid it was when he accidentally ran over Meredith with his career. Instead of apologising and accepting responsibility for his action, he tries to tag the incident as one with an unseen benefit when doctors find Meredith affected with rabies.
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