Viral Now: Dancing her way to quit the job

By Satrajit Sen , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital
Last updated : October 03, 2013
American video producer Marina Shifrin quits her job in a hilarious "interpretative dance" video set to a Kanye West song.

Sometimes a resignation letter is not enough and in that case, one needs to dance his or her way out of the job. That was the case for video producer Marina Shifrin, who quit her job in a hilarious "interpretative dance" video set to a Kanye West song.

Shifrin, who worked for an animation company, walked into her office at 4:30 am to set up cameras before dancing her way around the place and overlaying a message on screen.

"For almost two years I've sacrificed my relationships, time and energy for this job and my boss only cares about quantity and how many views each video gets," she wrote, adding, "So I figured I'd make one video of my own - and to let my boss know I QUIT."

She posted the video online with a statement explaining why she thought it was more important to focus on the quality of the content rather than the quantity. There was also a link to her personal website, as she won't be heading back to the office anytime soon.

Uploaded on September 28, Shifrin's resignation letter, set to the tune of Kanye West's Gone, has garnered over 4 million views on YouTube, recording 4,388,378 views at the time of filing this report.

The 25-year-old was working for Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese animator, when she decided to make the video. The dance video shows Shifrin dancing in a variety of locations around the office, including a toilet cubicle and a sound recording booth.

Shifrin later told the Huffington Post that the Taiwanese working conditions differed greatly from those she was used to in the US, including constantly changing schedules and working without a lunch break. She claimed her complaints to her bosses fell on deaf ears so she decided to make the video.

"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 states.

(Viral Now is a section about videos that are catching people's fancy on social media).

First Published : October 03, 2013
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