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In U.S. adaptation of The Office, we typically see Dunder-Mifflin Scranton employees/guests walking in and out of the main front door across from the receptionist's desk to enter/exit the office. However, this got me to thinking: surely that building doesn't have only ONE way in and out of an office suite.

Are there any other entrances that are available for use? Especially for the employees in the annex? Granted, yes you wouldn't want guests coming in that way, but what if there was a (real, not Dwight-simulated) fire? How would annex employees get out?

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Yes, there are several exits.

In S05E14 (Stress Relief, Part 1), Dwight stages a fire and everyone tries escaping. During this scene, once they notice the "fire" they attempt a total of four exit doors.

After they try those doors and have no luck, Michael freaks out and yells, "okay we're trapped, everyone for themselves!", implying that there're no more exits for them to try.

Confirmed exits:

  • The main entrance
  • Next to Meredith's desk
  • Staircase (from either the main office area or the annex)
  • Another door in the annex

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    Wait, the men's room has two entrances? And no stalls? And the women's room has a seating area (top-left corner)? Your map raises many new questions, lol. – JJJ May 11 at 1:05
  • @JJJ Yes, the women's bathroom has a seating area. The boys go in there when Michael takes the girls to the steamtown mall (S03E22 Women's Appreciation). And I'm assuming the door off the men's bathroom is a closet. – Charles May 11 at 1:08
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    It doesn't seem to match with this picture though. Looks like the door on the right (in my picture) is a stall. Also weird, the door on the left opens to the toilet (based on the hinges), hitting someone who is standing their doing his business.. – JJJ May 11 at 1:08
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    Here's another floor plan image, with this one including both the bathroom stall and the door that leads to Ryan's office. But, if you look at images for Ryan's office there doesn't appear to be a door opening (so they must have closed it off once they repurposed the closet). images.app.goo.gl/oDV4iTYwf768MTgS6 – Charles May 11 at 1:15
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    @MissouriSpartan I believe that'd be a completely different question. – Charles Jun 4 at 16:01
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Yes I know for sure there is a backstair case. Here is a clip of Dwight dragging Stanley from the annex through a hallway in the back down a staircase that leads to the front door of the building downstairs.

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