Some co-workers who invested in Ryan's Internet venture want him to sell, but Michael refuses to go along. Meanwhile, Jim loses his motivation to work when he reaches his commission cap, and Dwight creates a hay festival in the parking lot.
Did You Know?
In this episode, Sabre introduces a commission cap, prompting Jim's story arch in the episode as he no longer has an incentive to work. This is in contrast to the storyline of Season 6 Episode 16, "Manger and Salesman", in which Michael and Jim compete for the position of salesmen rather than manager, due to the fact that Sabre has no commission cap on sales. It is heavily implied that in that episode that Dunder Mifflin previously had commission caps. This raises the question as to why, when Sabre "re"-introduces commission caps, that it has such an impact on Jim, as it is assumed that he had the same caps under Dunder Mifflin. See more
Jim learns that even though he made a large sale, he won't receive any commission because of a cap. While it is true that originally there was no commission cap, Angela explains to Jim that this is a new company policy. See more
The world sends people your way. Ryan came to me through a temp agency. Andy was transferred here. No idea where Creed came from. The point is, you just have to play with the cards that you're dealt. Jim, that guy is an Ace. Dwight is my King up my sleeve. Phyllis is my Old Maid. Oscar is my Queen. That's easy. Give me a hard one. That's what Oscar said. Toby is the Instruction Card you throw away, Pam is a solid 7, and you know, Ryan is probably like a 2. Sometimes 2s can be wild, so watch out...
You May Be Right
Written by Billy Joel
Performed by Steve Carell See more