Tensions between Jim and Michael arise as they act as co-managers now, with Michael disliking Jim taking charge of things. David Wallace delivers the news that they are short on money for raises next year, so the manager duo has to make hard decisions. Dwight reaches breaking point seeing that Jim got a promotion instead of him.
- Apple of Discord: The office enters in disarray over the raises. Michael and Jim fight over how to decide and which plan to solve, while some people fight over the raise itself, not helped by Dwight stirring up more trouble to try to get people to go against Jim.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Michael feels entitled to more respect than Jim and is upset when he does not treat him as such.