Who is the best salesman in The Office?

THE OFFICE -- "Gay Witch Hunt" Episode 1 -- Aired 9/21/06 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, Steve Carell as Michael Scott (Photo by Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE OFFICE -- "Gay Witch Hunt" Episode 1 -- Aired 9/21/06 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, Steve Carell as Michael Scott (Photo by Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) /

Who is the best salesman in The Office?

Wondering who the best salesman was from The Office

We don’t have a list of total sales or a breakdown of clients or anything like that, but it’s pretty clear who the top salesman in The Office was.

Netflix Life is celebrating The Office before the series leaves Netflix at the end of the year. And, Tuesday, Dec. 15, is Sales Day. We’ve dedicated the day to all the salesmen in Dunder Mifflin Scranton.

So, who is the best salesman from The Office? 

Here’s the list of possible contenders:

They each have unique skillsets that they use to their advantage for the most part.

Right off the bat, I think we can pretty quickly rule out two candidates for best salesman in The Office. Stanley, when motivated, is an excellent salesman. In his younger days, he was probably killing it on his commission. Later in life, though, he is pretty much uninterested with any and everything associated with Dunder Mifflin. Of course, he did get mad at Michael for wasting his time often, but he seemed to use that time to do crossword puzzles or take naps at his desk.

Phyllis is the other salesman we can pretty confidently rule out. Phyllis is a good salesman, certainly, but we never hear her mentioned in the conversation for top salesman or lined up for promotions or anything like that. Phyllis is good but not great.

So, that leaves us with Dwight, Jim, and Karen.

Jim was a good salesman, too. We saw, often, that when he committed to doing his job he was good at it. He closed the sale with the guy at the golf course after being told numerous times to back off.

But, we also know Jim is a goofball who was more interested in hanging out at reception with Pam and playing pranks on Dwight. Jim is the classic example of hard work beating talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

Jim is personable and easy-going enough to become friends with his clients, but he’s also ruthless and savvy enough to close the deal. But, he doesn’t always commit.

For those reasons, I think he’s the third-best salesman in The Office. That leaves Karen and Dwight.

They each have their strengths. Karen is professional, normal, and all business when she needs to be. For the most part, we see her committing to get work done while she’s at work unless she is trying to find some chips that she needs. She doesn’t always take part in Jim’s games or get sidetracked.

Karen’s work ethic and smarts lined her up for the management position in Utica, where she is thriving.

Dwight, on the other hand, is also professional, but he’s not at all normal. That doesn’t matter, though. There’s no one in the office who works harder than Dwight. Although he does get sidetracked by Jim’s antics and serving Michael, Dwight is clearly a very talented salesman.

So, which one is better?

I’m kind of torn here, but I think Dwight is the better salesman, overall. I mean, he beat a computer by himself!

It’s a tough decision, but Dwight is pretty clearly the best salesman in The Office. He’s ruthless, relentless, and he steals sales from his fellow clients, as he did to Jim way earlier in the series. Karen would have never done that, and that’s why Dwight is the best salesman.

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