Watch: Disgruntled Employee Quits Job, Backed by Brass Band

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It’s one thing to go out with a bang. It’s quite another to go out with a band.

Joey DeFrancesco, who says he spent three miserable years at the Providence Renaissance hotel in Rhode Island, decided to quit in style by taking a camera crew and a brass band to punctuate his grand exit. His raucous resignation is fast becoming a YouTube phenomenon, gaining 2.5 million views in just 12 days.

And while his boss was left to face the music, DeFrancesco’s career now looks to be looking up. In the video’s description on YouTube, he notes that he has “another, better job already.”

Plus, he can reap the rewards from YouTube popularity. A Visible Measures blog post compared his video to last year’s master class in YouTube defiance, United Breaks Guitars. So perhaps DeFrancesco can add “viral video star” to his resume.

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Jak Phillips is a contributor at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @JakPhillips. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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