Wallace tells Michael that he's not clueless about their situation, and that's the best offer they'll get. Michael comes right back at him: "Your company is losing clients left and right. You have a stockholder meeting coming up and you're going to have to explain to them why your most profitable branch... is bleeding. So they may be looking for a little change in the CFO. So I don't think I need to wait out Dunder-Mifflin. I think I just have to wait out you." Oh, my God, I think I'm actually turned on. And not just by the smile Pam's giving the camera. So Wallace says he'll ask the board for $60,000. Michael swallows audibly, and barely manages to say he'll need to talk about it with his people. Wallace and Charles give them the room. "We are so rich," Michael says the minute they're alone.
Out in the bullpen, Dwght is taking a call from a ex-client. "May I ask why you're leaving the Michael Scott Paper Company?" There's a pause, while the camera pans over to Jim, and Dwight says, "Please hold," and goes running to the kitchen to find Charles, Jim in hot pursuit. Dwight tells Charles the situation, which is that MSPCo has been calling its clients because they're broke. "Great work, Dwight," Jim says quietly. "This must be the first case you've ever cracked, right?" Charles is trying to get more info from Dwight, but Dwight lets Jim goad him into telling him about his other cases, like "The Case of the Beet Bandit." (It was Mose.) So Charles instructs Dwight, "Do not go anywhere near the conference room. Because you have embarrassed me for the last time today." Nice how he said "today." "You two are morons," he adds. "Got it," Jim says crisply, exiting. Dwight is a bit slower to follow.
Now that the principals have reconvened in the conference room, Wallace is ready to put this behind them. "No," Michael says. Pam asks for another minute. Michael says they need jobs, too. So back in the meeting, Michael makes his demands. He wants his old job, his parking space, a Sebring ("They don't make them any more," Charles says) and he wants Charles gone. Wallace won't budge on that one, so Michael says he wants Pam back, in sales. Wallace goes for that, but when Michael says he wants Ryan, Wallace balks again, listing off the costs of salaries, health, dental and so on. "Your company cannot be worth that much," Wallace says. "Our company is worth nothing," Michael says. Oops, he said it. But it's working. "That's the difference between you and I. Business isn't about money to me, David. If tomorrow my company goes under, I will just start another paper company, and another and another. I have no shortage of company names." He basically tells Wallace to take it or leave it. They shake on it, and Michael asks for the room again. And after Wallace and Charles leave once again, Michael closes the blinds, and the sounds of three people celebrating spill out into the bullpen.