\"Two Weeks\" is the twenty-first episode of the fifth season of the television series The Office, and the 93rd overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on March 26, 2009. In this episode, Michael, who has given his two weeks' notice to Dunder Mifflin, tries to convince others in the office to quit and join him in starting a new paper company. Meanwhile, Pam spends her day trying to put together the new photocopier and becomes frustrated with her job.
Having submitted his two weeks' notice to Dunder Mifflin, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) begins goofing off and drinking around the office, while new company vice president Charles Miner (Idris Elba) plans to hire the new regional manager from the outside, for \"obvious reasons.\" The employees suggest that Michael start looking for another job. Michael is unworried at first, until he learns how poorly the economy is performing. He first tries Prince Paper, but they had been run out of business by Dunder Mifflin. After finding no available work, Michael decides to start his own paper company and unsuccessfully tries to convince others around the office to join him. When Charles catches Michael labeling Dunder Mifflin customer lists with his new company's name, he orders security guard Hank (Hugh Dane) to escort Michael from the building. Charles cuts off Michael's attempt to deliver parting remarks to the office, forcing him to leave immediately. Michael drives out of the parking lot, but is later spotted sneaking back into the building.
Elizabeth thinks they will launch in two weeks. Mike B says 10 days. The meeting is interrupted by Russell showing up. Someone has written an article saying Elizabeth and Dalton slept together when they were both at the CIA. It is BS but Mike says they should ignore it and focus on policy. Later, Elizabeth tells Henry she is upset with this misogynistic attack. Plus they have to tell the kids.
Following recent events, Buffy has decided to drop out of college, notifying one of her professors about the decision. Although she regrets it, she feels that she has more important priorities at the moment. Ben finds himself fired from his job at the hospital because Glory has been monopolizing the human form they share, and he has been away from his job for two weeks. Glory takes a bath while she demands that her blindfolded minions tell her everything they know about the Key. Dawn and Buffy are called into Dawn's principal's office, where Dawn's poor grades are discussed, as well as the fact that Dawn has been skipping school since their mother's death. At the Magic Box, Anya talks about patriotism, equating it with capitalism and calling window shoppers \"un-American.\"
Seph Cordovano 4:08I was in Orlando at the time, I started like a small web design company with my buddy. He was doing all the design, I was doing all the websites and an attempt to bring more functionality for our clients. I started learning Ruby on Rails. Through that, we just started doing a little bit bigger, better websites. And I've been talking about moving to New York for like two years or so since I visited. And so I just realized that me and him didn't need to be in the same room. So one day I just said, You know, I think I want to move to New York. And then two weeks later, I had sold everything I owned and moved to New York without any real plan to try to make it in one of the hardest cities in the world for tech. So yeah, I basically just stayed with a buddy on his couch for a week then subletted an apartment and that turned into renting a place and then working in the service industry for a little while. All while I was going back to school, I decided to like go all in on one language to decide that Do Java. So I did in college, a Java course and then two advanced Java, advanced Java course that dropped you off at the front doorstep of like getting your Oracle certification.
Seph Cordovano 18:16So I just started getting books on everything. I think within like six weeks, I had read or listened to on audiobook like more books than I had read the entire previous year. And I just I went through like eight or nine books, I listened to one book like three times by David Goggins, because he's all about just like, kind of embracing the suck. And and yeah, started journaling and meditating more in appreciation. I had realized that I stopped being appreciative for like the small things like enjoying my cup of coffee in the morning. You just you start to lose all those things. You get caught up in the stress of everything. started making sure I was exercising and taking baby steps and journaling and asking myself lots of questions and doing a lot of introspection and, and just questioning everything in my life and And why it's important to me and why I was doing it wasn't to impress other people because I had built this identity on Instagram as being a developer. I mean, my, my Instagram name is dv LPR. And so I even just debated changing that to my actual name and kind of like rebranding myself as, as me as a person instead of just someone who's a developer.
Seph Cordovano 24:34Yeah. So when I went home, I went home for about three weeks. And then when I got back, it was end of November. I went right at the very beginning November. It was the end of November, I decided to stay through Thanksgiving and through my birthday, which was Black Friday. And so yeah, I was there for about three, three and a half weeks. Get back and now it's completely no higher season for developers for all of December and at least January and probably some of February. And now that we're actually in February, I'm sorry. Notice that I'm getting a lot of interview requests coming in. But yeah, basically, there's no higher season. So I was like, Alright, well, what do I, let's, let's just break this down. Let's start from the very beginning. Let's take ego out of it. Let's Let's, what do I need to do right now I need to pay rent. So let me go get a job doing anything that I can. And so I went in, went back to bartending and just got a job bartending and figured as long as that covers the bills, I can take as much time as I need to figure out whatever I need to figure out and make whatever changes I want to make.
Seph Cordovano 27:06So I'm just kind of starting out with getting into like the studying pattern stuff. I'm just sort of starting that this week. Actually, I took some time off because I did start working at a bar. And it just wasn't really my scene had some issues like, the managers didn't really like how they were running the place and how they're treating employees. So I worked there doing training for two weeks. And then as soon as training was over, I left and went got another one. And so I was just like, super busy for all of January doing training for two weeks at this bar, and then the one that I'm at now, and and yeah, for the most part, I was also just trying to take some time to enjoy myself, the same time I was going through, what I finally realized was the what needed to be the end of a relationship. Because the girl that I was dating when all this was going on, she was there for the good times, but not when things got hard. She would just pull away and, and so once things kind of got better. I had to really think about that. If that if I was going to afford that so part of what's been going on in January's us ending our relationship.
Seph Cordovano 37:35Yeah, yeah, in your own life. Yeah. And I would say like all the biggest best things that have ever happened to me in life have come directly after me putting myself in a really hard position. Like I've always been the guy who's who's seeked out the hardest situations to test myself. And sometimes as when I was younger, that would come in, in the form of getting in trouble and stuff like that. But as I got older, it became like, act like moving to New York without any money or knowing anybody or having anything And just you know, making a decision and two weeks later being on a plane, and there's figured saying I'll figure it out, like I'll either make it or I won't, stuff like that. Um, so the only difference between all those situations I would put myself in in the past intentionally and this situation was that I didn't intentionally put myself in this situation.
Back in Cabot Cove, Jess looks at her old photos of John with his wife Maude. Nope, it was definitely him. She decides to call them up in Chicago to get an explanation, but instead gets Maude telling her her husband died of a heart attack two weeks earlier. 59ce067264