Woman Quits Job By Dancing to Kanye West

A move straight out of the Office Space playbook

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Marina Shifrin worked long hours for the Taiwanese animator, Next Media Animation, and when she decided to quit her job, she thought a viral video would be the most appropriate way to do it.

During a particularly late night when she was still at the office at 4:30 a.m., Shifrin set up cameras and started an epic one-woman dance party to Kanye West’s “Gone.”

“My boss only cares about quantity and how many views each video gets,” she says in scrolling text over the clip, representing the media industry’s larger challenge to find the right balance between producing great stories and scoring lots of page views.

Since the clip was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend, it has garnered more than a quarter million views and has been picked up by Gawker, The Huffington Post, and The Telegraph, inspiring downtrodden cubicle jockeys everywhere:

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9 comments
ChandraPanchabhikesan
ChandraPanchabhikesan

What a grand finale! Her ex-boss would certainly be squirming and screaming. Of course he would never have allowed her this  liberty! A perfect lesson to bosses out of step  with fairness! 

Pancha Chandra Brussels

LisaMichelle
LisaMichelle

Too Funny Marina, I will file for future reference Lol!. Good Luck!

blubegonia
blubegonia

well, hopefully, all the equipment she was using was her's.  if not, then the company can use this against her, and making a simple "i quit" to a bad bad scenario (i.e. you're using our equipment on your time, you're fired!).

RobHart
RobHart

Congrats to her. Fully tapable and fully capable..

anggg
anggg

Kanye's best buddy fashion designer Marc Jacobs has been stalking me and stealing my ideas for 5 years!! He copied my style for many brands and kept me in psycho terror. Read the truth about him with evidence on: http://styleangelique.blogspot.fr/

JonidaMickeyBregu
JonidaMickeyBregu

Way to go Marina. There are much much more important things than working all day and night. Hope you find all you lost in the two years :)

karimf
karimf

@blubegonia "(i.e. you're using our equipment on your time, you're fired!)"

That's completely irrelevant since guess what... She quit!