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The Job That Kelly From The Office Should Have Always Had

Throughout the nine seasons of "The Office," fans had the opportunity to see all the characters grow and develop. Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) arguably had the most significant growth, evolving from cordial co-workers to a growing family, Austin-bound. Kelly Kapoor, played by Mindy Kaling, also underwent a notable transformation — though her character arc is often overlooked. The actress took a fairly one-note character from Season 1, and transformed her into an outspoken, drama-crazed attention-seeker (executive training credentials notwithstanding).

At the paper company, she was the quirky customer service representative obsessed with Ryan (B.J. Novak). Now that the show has ended, however, some fans can't help but wonder if Kelly Kapoor should have been working at Dunder Mifflin in the first place. It's possible her talents could have been better utilized elsewhere, considering her uncanny ability to keep tabs on everything going on in the office. We tend to agree with the fans who think Miss Kapoor was poorly placed.

Here's the job that Kelly from "The Office" should have always had.

A gossip girl's dream job

Let's take into consideration what Kelly is good at. First, she loves nothing more than being able to talk the latest gossip — either office or celebrity. Most of the time, the person on the receiving end happens to be Ryan, who doesn't care a whit. Certainly, she'd prefer a more receptive audience. Next, let's take her encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture into consideration. Finally, there's her undeniable gift of gab — she can talk to anyone for hours on end. With all that in mind, maybe Miss Kapoor should have been ... a gossip columnist. 

Thank about it: a job tracking down celebrities to find out what they are doing so she can report it to the rest of the world? That screams Kelly Kapoor. She would not only know who to talk to for the latest scoop, but she would undoubtedly ask the right questions. Once she had her article written, she would be able to spread the word with her unparalleled ability to network and communicate.

Although we wouldn't want Kelly Kapoor going anywhere else other than "The Office," it's hard to argue that she was her most actualized self at the Pennsylvania paper company. She could have had much more respect — and attention — had she decided to become a writer instead.