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Now this is exactly what it looks like to go out with a bang.


"On Saturday, writer Marina Shifrin uploaded an epic video onto YouTube with one simple message for her boss: she quits.

 

Shifrin, 25, previously worked at Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese animator. In the video, she dances around her office at odd hours of the night while describing exactly why she needs to leave her job.

 

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

 

In a Skype chat with The Huffington Post, Shifrin wrote that the Taiwanese work environment is very different from the American work environment. She got no lunch break and her boss was constantly changing her schedule and responsibilities. After her managers failed to help her, 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 said.

 

Shifrin said her first move is to come back to The United States. After that, she plans on looking for jobs at companies that value creativity and their employees.

 

Hats off to you Shifrin, way to win the Internet.

(h/t Gawker)

 

And also: http://gawker.com/quitting-in-the-age-of-news-aggregation-1423042581

 

"Weird hours, constant monitoring of traffic, an inability to explain to loved ones why you need to be on Twitter for 17 hours a day — it can just become too much for some young people working on the Internet*.

 

For Marina Shifrin, who works for the Taiwanese animator Next Media Animation, it was time to move on from the gentle stream of content production. So, in the most young-person-on-Internet way possible, she quit through a viral video.

 

Godspeed, Marina, and please Tweet back to us what the sun feels like. Still warm? Still golden?

*for me, never — more weird hours/Twitter, I say!"