That same episode had this hilarious dialogue as George "comforts" Michael:
George: Michael, I know how difficult this is for you and I know what you must be going through.
Michael: Really? You mean you've been unemployed too?
George: Nope, been working at the Stratford since I was sixteen. Been here ever since. It's a good feeling.
Joanna: (realizing that George isn't really making Michael feel any better) Uh, George, don't you have some work to do?