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Worker Who Quit via Video Gets a Response From Her Former Boss


Remember that woman who quit her video production job via viral video? Well, it seems her former employers have a response, which they submitted — you guessed it — via viral video.

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Here’s the response from Next Media Animation, the company Marina Shifrin recently bid adieu:

Do You Know What You're Worth?

A-plus for having a good sense of humor, Next Media Animation. Also, good pitch to prospective employees, with the shots of the rooftop pool and sauna. (Although, even with a lack of restaurants, it might be good to start encouraging your employees not to work at their desks — for their health, if not solely for the boost in productivity.)

Bottom line for employees: don’t expect your former employers to wish you well with a viral video if you decide to quit publicly, dance breaks or no. Ideally, you want to tell your boss that you’re leaving before you even tell your coworkers — telling all of YouTube first is definitely a job resignation no-no.

Alison Doyle of’s Job Searching site says that, in general, employees should stress the positive when quitting a job, so as not to burn their bridges.

“When you’re talking about your resignation with co-workers, try to emphasize the positive and talk about how the company has benefited you, even though it’s time to move on. There’s no point in being negative — you’re leaving and you want to leave on good terms,” she writes.

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Jen Hubley Luckwaldt
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