U.S. News has this fun little story...
"A talented salesman with mad people skills, Jim has worked at Dunder Mifflin for several years—it was probably his first real job out of college—and has advanced from sales rep to assistant regional manager, but he is quite frank about his dispassion: "If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train."
He isn't alone in his ambivalence. Career coach Mary Jeanne Vincent says she sees many workers in their 40s and 50s who are still trying to figure out what they want to do when they grow up. "Many people have simply fallen into what they do, and it's comfortable and easy, and so they keep doing it," Vincent says."
Read this whole article, including information on the REAL James Halpert (friend of Greg Daniels), HERE.