Did David Wallace from The Office transfer Holly back to Nashua because he had a crush on her and was jealous of her and Michael's relationship?
On the surface it appears that he came to the Crime Aid auction in season 5 because of the rumor that Michael had Springsteen tickets. He saw Michael and Holly kissing, and in the next episode decides to transfer Holly because the relationship was undisclosed. A couple episodes later, David seems concerned about Michael's happiness and sends him on a business trip, and later when Michael yells at David for transferring Holly and hangs up on him, he doesn't fire him and Michael tells us
Why have I stayed at Dunder Mifflin for so long? Certainly not because of the paycheck. 'Cause I could be making more money as a doctor or a professional athlete. I think it's because they respect me. A boss that will not fire you even though you just tell him off right to his face over the phone That's respect.
So did David really not fire him because he respects him or did he feel guilty for letting his jealousy dictate a professional decision?
Could an alternate explanation be that David Wallace came to the Crime Aid auction to see Holly because he had a crush on her? When he says he didn't know about the relationship, he seems visibly upset almost like the kid who finds out the girl he likes has a boyfriend. Then later he is trying to cheer Michael up, sending him on business trips first class, and letting Michael get away with hanging up on him and yelling at him.
After all, there were many coworkers on the show who had relationships and didn't get transferred.
I'm wondering if there is any more to this, maybe some kind of acknowledgment that David Wallace had a crush on Holly, either in the show or in an interview?