Of all the employees on The Office, Dwight Schrute is the one who is most committed to Dunder Mifflin. His loyalty to the company can definitely be one of his best qualities, but he can also take things too far. But, overall, there are many things Dwight does for the company that no one else would do. Luckily, the office, as in the company and sometimes his fellow co-workers, give a lot back to him at times, too.
Here are the five best things that Dwight did for Dunder Mifflin and five best things they did for him.
10 DWIGHT DID: WHEN HE TOOK THE TAX FORMS TO CORPORATE
One of the most going out of the way things that Dwight ever did was to take important tax forms to corporate so they weren’t late.
This was something that helped the company, but, technically, he really did this for Angela. He cared a lot about Angela, but he also cared enough about the company that he would likely do almost anything to make sure it stayed in business. He definitely is loyal to the people and things he cares about.
9 OFFICE DID: MADE HIM EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH MULTIPLE TIMES
Given that Dwight is one of the best salespeople consistently, the fact that he was given an employee of the month multiple times makes a lot of sense.
However, it’s a little bit unfortunate that they didn’t recognize him further by giving him more money or other incentives. But, at the very least, they did, on some level, recognize that he was one of the best the Scranton branch had to offer.
8 DWIGHT DID: PEPPER SPRAYING ROY
Dwight is someone who always was concerned about safety in the office, and there were times he could definitely take things too far. But, the fact that he was so prepared actually ended up doing the office a big favor.
When he used pepper spray to keep Roy from attacking Jim, he kept Jim, and potentially others, from getting physically hurt. At least Dwight was looking out for everyone and acted quickly.
7 OFFICE DID: GAVE HIM A PLACE WHERE HE COULD THRIVE
Dwight is definitely an eccentric kind of guy. He loves things like beet farming and bobbleheads, and he’s also very socially awkward. He’s not an easy person to get along with, and he can be rather rude. But, even with all of the strange things about him, he fits in rather well at Dunder Mifflin.
His job gives him a place where he can be great at what he does and be successful. If it wasn’t for that job, he would likely have been a lot less happy and wouldn’t have thrived in his career.
6 DWIGHT DID: BEING A GREAT SALESMAN
While there might be some extra things that Dwight does that make him good for the office, one of the best things he ever did was just to be a great employee. Of all of the salespeople on The Office, Dwight was consistently the best and had high numbers.
This means he was good at doing his job, and it's clear that he was also really committed to it. His hard work and dedication make him an employee that is rare to find.
5 OFFICE DID: LETTING HIM BE SAFETY OFFICER FOR SO LONG
Dwight often means well, but many of the things he does are unprofessional and even dangerous. While he wants to keep the office safe and cares about safety, the things he sets up are often really dangerous.
The biggest example of this is when he sets fire to the Scranton branch and ends up causing Stanley to have a heart attack in the panic. The fact that Dwight was even allowed to be safety officer up to this point was really pretty nice of the company to do.
4 DWIGHT DID: HIS LOYALTY TO MICHAEL
Of all of the employees of the company, Dwight is definitely the one who has the most loyalty. He is very loyal to Michael throughout most of the series, even though he has times where he wants to take over the manager position from him.
He does try to be Michael’s friend and seems to care about him even when Michael can be rather distant and rude to him. He does try hard to help Micahel and show his loyalty.
3 OFFICE DID: NOT FIRING HIM
To be quite frank, there are many, many times where Dwight should have been fired. While he could sometimes be a great employee and he gave a lot to his job, he also was unprofessional and crossed lines.
One example of this is the fire incident, but he also keeps weapons in the office and does things like harass other employees. There are so many times where he really should have been fired, and he’s lucky that they didn’t go through with it.
2 DWIGHT DID: WHEN HE TURNED OUT TO BE A GREAT MANAGER
Throughout most of the series, Dwight wants to be promoted to manager. He is often thwarted in that, and he gets extremely upset when Jim gets the position for a time before he does.
But, near the end of the series when Andy leaves and Dwight basically takes over as manager, he actually shows that he’s good at the job. By this point, he’s matured more and is able to take on the new job title in effective ways.
1 OFFICE DID: FINALLY PROMOTING HIM TO MANAGER
Of all of the things that the company does for Dwight, one of the best they ever do is finally officially promote Dwight. While it’s technically Sabre and not Dunder Mifflin that gives him the job, it’s a huge moment for Dwight.
At this point, he’s proved he makes a good manager, and it’s rewarding to see him get to take on the role.