Wednesday, August 11, 2010

how to quit your job


You can call it crazy and you can call it crass but you can’t deny that this girl is creative! According to the story, this gutsy young lady sent an interesting email to her coworkers. The email, containing 33 photos (see them here!) that tell a story, not only announces that she is quitting her job but also calls out her boss for, among other things, spending a ridiculous amount of time online on Farmville. While not something that I would ever dream of doing, I have to admit that I am slightly in awe of her aggressive resignation tactic!



I’ve had to quit a couple jobs in my life so far and I have to say that leaving every one of them, while for good reason, made me want to avoid eye contact and get it over with as quickly as possible. Quite the opposite of taking photos, sending an email and having a permanent reminder of my exit make its way around the internet. However, I’ve never had a boss whose disrespectful and embarrassing behaviour could overshadow any type of scene I could potentially make. Personally, I think this type of clever communication could be used to land you a job not to leave one. My job applications have always been formal and professional and I’ve envied those who’ve found creative ways to get noticed. However, when this witty woman goes to her next job interview, they won’t have to ask her reason for leaving – they’ll probably already have seen the proof.

UPDATE: It's not for real...but still funny!

Any other creative ways to quit? Or to get hired?
Should quitting a job become more than just handing in a letter of resignation?

18 comments:

Cat said...

Ha...that would be a creative way to quit your job :)

Catita said...

well too bad its not true! i was interested in seeing all 33 photos!
hehe
Catita
http://catindreamland.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

How very creative, it made me smile.

jules said...

WOW! That is amazing. I'm with you though. I always think it's such an awkward thing I can't wait to be done with it!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

You could always quit over an airplane intercom system, grab a beer, then bounce down the emergency chute. That's a clever way to quit your job, and it'll get you tons of media attention and likely a reality show.

Anna Katrina said...

oh wow hahaha that is cute but funny at the same time!

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Krystal said...

it wasn't true? lame! that flight attendant on the other hands, was :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

There have been 2 bosses that I wish I could have done something like this to. In one case, I just quit and was done with it. In the other I went to the district manager and requested a transfer. Neither cases were very interesting... I wish I could have done something like this, lol.

Meghan said...

Wait, it's fake??? I saw this yesterday and thought she was totally awesome...but now I am kinda bummed that it's fake:(

Mariel Torres said...

wow i love this! if i ever quit something i shall do it like this ;)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I've always hated quitting, so much so that I've been known to leave the country so as to have a good enough excuse to do so!

ag. said...

Jenn - too funny!

It totally is lame that it's a fake...but still creative nonetheless...and inspirational it seems!

Emily - leaving the country!? wow, that sure is good excuse for quitting!

Gina said...

this is so funny! i'm sure someone has quit like this, or will now after seeing it :)

Amanda Corrine said...

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Brandi said...

Even if it's not for real, it's still awesome. I love all her expressions. (Okay, part of me wishes it were real because it'd be even cooler.) I think when quitting a job, you need to do it in a classy manner, since you'll never know if or when you'll need a reference.

Misty Michelle said...

My mom sent me this the other day.. I was laughing my butt off!!!!! Have a great day! :)

katie said...

I envy her courage.

Mrs. Wedding Crasher said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your blog is nice! I just might stay a while ;)