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Is This Dunder Mifflin's Most Valuable Employee On The Office?

When it comes to an individual's work ethic in the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch on The Office, the employees are definitely all across the board. There's the unmotivated, the run-out-the-clockers, the mildly ambitious, and the very few hard-working stars. There are a few employees out of the bunch that can be labeled as valuable to the company and even more that have no reason to be employed by Dunder Mifflin — we're looking at you, Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak).

As for Scranton's top performers, several employees come to mind. Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) took her accounting position very seriously, in addition to her roles as the head of the party planning committee and as safety officer. Her attitude and issues with compromise were her downfalls, however, just like her beau Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson). Sure, Dwight was the top salesman year in and year out, but his sycophantic behavior and cocky attitude often put him at a disadvantage.

In order to be the most valuable employee at Dunder Mifflin, one would have to be extremely well-rounded. This means working well with others, excelling at their particular job, and following the rules. Considering all the personalities in the Scranton branch, only one employee can really be considered the most valuable.

Oscar Martinez is Dunder Mifflin's most valuable employee

Oscar (Oscar Nunez) was one of Dunder Mifflin's three accountants and was one of the most level-headed people on The Office. His sanity matched that of Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer), but Oscar's work ethic out-matched that of the duo and many others in Dunder Mifflin. Oscar was extremely valuable to the company because he wasn't just good at his job; he was great at it, despite having some serious hurdles to deal with during his time there.

It's hard to imagine having to sit next to Angela and Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) five days a week, pinned between idiocy and constant negativity, but Oscar managed to get the job done even with his accounting colleagues dragging him down constantly. Oscar was able to also ignore the shenanigans Michael (Steve Carell) often dragged his employees into, and remained sane throughout everything, especially when his boss outed him in front of all his co-workers.

While some could argue that Dwight was more valuable to the company strictly because he brought so much money in from sales, his unpredictable behavior puts him well below Oscar. We can't forget he discharged a gun in the bullpen, staged a fake fire that led to a colleague's heart attack, and routinely had sexual encounters in the office. The worst thing Oscar did was skip cleaning day to go shopping with his boyfriend.