How to tell your boss you are quitting: Marina Shifrin resigns by uploading Kanye West dance video - and receives 4m views in just three days
25-year-old explains her reasons for leaving Taiwanese animation company
Tuesday 01 October 2013
A woman has quit her job at a Taiwanese animation company by uploading a video of herself dancing to the Kanye West track, ‘Gone’ to Youtube.
In her video, Marina Shifrin, 25, explains her reasons behind resigning, stating: ‘For almost two years I’ve sacrificed my relationships, time and energy for this job’, in which bosses only cared about the quantity and views of the videos they made.
However, despite wanting her own film to focus on content and not views, the video – entitled ‘An Interpretive Dance For My Boss Set To Kanye West’s Gone’ – has gone viral, receiving over 4 million views in just three days.
The clip sees Ms Shifrin dancing in a range of locations in the Next Media Animation offices, including a toilet cubicle and a sound recording booth, all at 4:30 in the morning.
When describing to the Huffington Post why she thought this was the best means of action, Ms Shifrin claimed that the Taiwanese working conditions differed greatly from those she was used to in the US, having to deal with a constantly changing work schedule and no lunch breaks. Feeling her complaints were being cast aside by her bosses she decided to make the video to grab their attention.
"I understood that it was a risk, but I never named the company or my boss and I mean, have you seen my dancing? How can anyone take that seriously," she said.
Although suspected by some as a publicity stunt, since being uploaded over the weekend the resignation video has become a social media sensation, with some Twitter users even calling Ms Shifrin their 'new hero’.
When asked about her boss’ reaction to the video, Ms Shifrin, who plans to move in to comedy, concluded that it was a short "I accept your resignation."
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