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The Worst Thing Pam Beesly Ever Did On The Office

Jenna Fischer played Pam Beesly (later Halpert) on the hit workplace comedy "The Office" for nine seasons. The Dunder Mifflin receptionist turned salesperson turned office administrator's romantic relationship with Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) is the gold standard for iconic TV couples.

In an environment where chaos reigns supreme, Pam is often the voice of reason, mainly when dealing with the hijinks of her longtime boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell), and top salesmen and eccentric beet farmer Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson). However, like the other colorful characters who deal in the business of paper, Pam isn't without her flaws. On a sliding scale of horrible, ranging from the lesser offenses of a boy crazy Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) to the criminal misconduct of Creed Bratton, Pam's misdeeds rank somewhere in between.

Whether she's icing out co-workers by excluding them from joining the Finer Things Club, cheating on her fiancé Roy Anderson (David Denman), or letting Meredith Palmer (Kate Flannery) take the fall for a lice outbreak, Pam proves that even nice girls who work at a mid-sized paper company have a dark side. That said, here's the worst thing Pam ever did on "The Office."

Pam doesn't support Jim's career aspirations

In Season 9 of "The Office," Jim gets the opportunity to start a sports marketing firm Athlead, an idea he had in college. In the premiere, Jim and Pam reveal that Jim passes on the chance to become a partner in the business that was his idea because the job would mean the family would have to relocate to Philadelphia. Jim secretly takes the job anyway, though he eventually comes clean and begins to split his time between Scranton and Philly. Pam tries to act supportive but begins resenting him being away so often, which strains their marriage.

Many fans of the show have a strong negative reaction to Pam's behavior and took to Reddit to rant about her selfish behavior. "I got pretty annoyed with Pam towards the end because I thought she was being pretty hypocritical by not supporting Jim with his dreams when he always stood by her side and supported her with her art school, and when she quit to go work with Michael back in the day, etc.," wrote u/arepskamp. Even before Jim and Pam officially become a couple, Jim encourages Pam to participate in a graphic design training program offered by the company. Jim puts his plan to propose on hold so Pam can pursue an arts program in New York and encourages her to stay and retake a class she fails. 

"This is a huge and exciting opportunity for Jim, one that she should be super excited about, she even talks about how she hopes he finds something great to do with his life back in some of the first episodes, yet when push comes to shove she refuses to support her husband!" stated u/bnasty13. Pam redeems herself in the series finale by telling Jim she's ready to relocate to Austin, the site of Athlead's new headquarters, but it's hard not to believe she's influenced by seeing her bad behavior play out in the docuseries once it airs.