Michael becomes nervous when Jim has a suspicious meeting with CFO David Wallace. He constantly tries to intrude into the meeting, with his last method being sneaked into the meeting in a cheese cart made by Andy. David asks to see Michael after finishing up with Jim, and David tells him that Jim had an idea to make the branch's workload more feasible as the Scranton branch had taken a set of clients in the wake of the Buffalo branch's shutdown, an idea that included Jim being promoted to Regional Manager. Michael, not wanting to lose his job, tells David that Jim wouldn't be suitable for that position by showing David a file on how much Jim slacks off. However, David mentions Jim suggested that, in addition to his own promotion, Michael also be promoted to oversee all Northeast sales, but if Michael would not take the promotion, then Jim would accept a job offer somewhere else.