There is this great joke in an early season of The (American) Office. Michael if giving an interview about Jim Halpert, wondering aloud if Jim is really right for a manager’s job at their company since “it takes him (Jim) 30 minutes to do a project that would take me all afternoon.”
I love workplace humor in general, but this gets me every single time. The perception of laziness, the inability to understand efficiency, the underlying jealousy…it’s so brilliant and silly.
“Michael Scott: Jim Halpert. Pros: Smart, cool, good-looking. Remind you of anybody you know? Cons: Not a hard worker. I can spend all day on a project, and he will finish the same project in half an hour. So that should tell you something.” (From Beach Games, Episode 3.22)