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Woman Quits Job via Dance Video That Goes Viral

By Aditi Mukherji, JD | Last updated on

Fulfilling every 9 to 5-er's fantasy, an American woman quit her job with a news video company in Taiwan via a two-minute video message.

The elaborate resignation video, set to Kanye West's "Gone," features Marina Shifrin dancing around Next Media Animation's office as captions at the bottom of the screen run her inner monologue.

But is a vindictive interpretive dance resignation ever a good idea?

Shimmy, Shimmy, Quit

The interpretive dance resignation video has gone completely viral, garnering nearly 4.5 million views by Tuesday morning, reports Orlando's WKMG-TV. You can see it for yourself here:

"For almost two years, I've sacrificed my relationships, time and energy for this job," Shifrin writes. "My boss only cares about quantity and how many views each video gets. So I figured I'd make one video of my own."

After a brief "dance break," Shifrin adds the caption "I quit" several times before shutting off the lights in the office and proclaiming "I'm gone."

Though Shifrin stuck it to The Man outside of the country, there are millions of people right here in the ol' US of A who are doing the same -- sans fabulous video fashion.

In fact, more than 2 million Americans are voluntarily quitting their jobs every month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that rate is continuing to grow.

Can you imagine if everyone adopted Shifrin's exit strategy? Life really would be a musical! A really sad one, though.


This may be the coolest way to quit your job -- not to mention the most efficient (after all, you're getting your resignation and daily workout in).

But this is one of the most foolhardy ways to quit your job, too.

Prospective employers will no doubt have Shifrin's interpretive moves on their minds when considering her for a position. From their perspective, this video is a clusterf(abulous) liability that raises a number of red flags ranging from loyalty issues to confidentiality and professionalism.

Remember kids, an awkward social media presence can cost you a job.

But who are we kidding? With that awesomely over-the-top stunt, Shifrin will probably land a sweet gig like a snarky column -- just like the insane sorority girl who wrote that crazy letter with a lexicon of imaginative curse-words.

Though prospective employers may be none too pleased with her grandiose exit, her mother is pumped -- but not about the resignation.

"My mother is thrilled by all the men proposing to me on Twitter," Shifrin wrote, according to WKMG-TV. "She could care less about my dancing."

And... jazz hands (and maybe wedding bells)!

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