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Old 10-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #21
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While I thought the employer's response video was great, it does lead me to suspect that both were carefully planned PR moves by a company that produces web content. Even the sole reason the employee supposedly quit (the boss cares more about clients) smells.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:46 PM   #22
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I guy I used to work with had a plan to hire the GA State Marching Band if he hit some big lottery and march them around the building and into the boss's office.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #23
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Just about any kind of job quitting gives me the warm and fuzzies.

Quitting with fanfare is downright orgasmic.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:01 PM   #24
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Of course there is the old Johnny Paycheck song "Take this Job and Shove it" (from 1977) now that is a real way to quit.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #25
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While I thought the employer's response video was great, it does lead me to suspect that both were carefully planned PR moves by a company that produces web content. Even the sole reason the employee supposedly quit (the boss cares more about clients) smells.
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This is what is known as a "viral marketing campaign", to generate interest/buzz around a company.

Think about it. If you went and used your company's resources to film a video of you quitting, using their property and dancing on their assets, and posted it in public, do you *really* think the company would respond with their own video... or instead haul you to court?
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:32 AM   #26
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I didn't care much for video No. 1 - just some not-pretty girl twerking her bottom around to hip-hop.

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Think about it. If you went and used your company's resources to film a video of you quitting, using their property and dancing on their assets, and posted it in public, do you *really* think the company would respond with their own video... or instead haul you to court?
"Your honor, we are here today because this young woman was dancing on my assets."
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #28
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Smells like a stunt to me as well. An employer would not post a responsive video because it would likely be Exhibit A in any post-termination lawsuit. Maybe she really did quit, but my guess is that her employer knew in advance and wanted her departure to be a final effort on her part to generate Youtube views for the company.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #29
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8.5 Million YouTube views later I'd say other people think it was a creative video.
The millenneals are a different breed from the baby boomers.

I count as one of those viewers and I am also a yawn....

Only looked at it because it was here.... it was not that interesting.... some girl dancing (and badly at that).... big deal.....


Just because something has a lot of hits does not make it creative.....
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I enjoyed the second video, looked a bit more believable and liked the music from the marching band!
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It makes a fun story for nightly news catered to US audience, for sure.

The story is all over Taiwan where she worked for 9 months, and just quit her job. She is back in US now.

"Marina Shifrin is getting paid USD $42K in Taiwan. That's 100K Taiwanese Dollar A MONTH, about how much full professorship at National Taiwan University pays.

So she's getting a fat expat package, took a job in Taiwan (a country known for its work ethics only second to Japan), at a company whose known for making silly videos about news. After only having worked there for 9 months, she's angry because she's not really using her journalism "degree", and that she doesn't have creative input into her job, and that she's working too many hours?"

Below has more including the senior manager who hired her for this job:
Next Media Animation Responds to the Quit Heard 'Round the World
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Here's an interesting WSJ piece about how this reflects on the key differences in how millennials see the world, compared to say, boomers and Xers.

Having a lot of millennials as friends, I can without question say that they see the employer/employee contract in a whole new way from how things have been.

What the Viral 'I Quit' Video Says About Millennials - Speakeasy - WSJ
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Good rescue job by the company. Now she looks like a spoiled brat.
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