Karen deserved better! Justice for Karen! Also now that I am adult the idea of anything being romantic in an office makes me want to hurl. And the fact that they can never escape DunderMifflin is very depressing to me.
Bottom line, if I existed in that reality, me and Karen [and Pam if I can un-dickmatize her?] are grabbing Angela's cat, burning DunderMifflin down, and fleeing to parts unknown. If Jim and Dwight manage to survive they can marry each other as their chemistry clearly dictated.
He kept his job at DunderMifflin far longer than he wanted to be there. He fears what's uncertain, which was Stanford and Karen. He went back for the what if with Pam, and stayed because it was comfortable and certain.
Thank you .... Karen** . And yes that’s true but the reason he wanted to go all in for the job was for her and the kids . I respect him bc he loved Pam to death and wanted to do any and everything for her , even stayed @ Dunder-mifflin until things got better.