Resignation by interpretive dance

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When Marina Shifrin’s dancing resignation racked up more than 7 million views, and now her former employer has replied in kind.

Shifrin, who worked at Next Media Animation in Taiwan, recently quit her job with a video of her dancing around the office to the Kanye West song “Gone”. She cited long hours and unrealistic expectations as her reason for leaving.  

"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," Shifrin writes. "So I figured I'd make ONE video of my own."

Now her former employer, best known for their animations of news events, has responded with a video of other employees dancing in the same office – and specifying that they’re now hiring.

Compare the videos below and let us know in the comments which you prefer – and whether you agree with some commenters that the whole thing is just a big publicity stunt.

First watch Shifrin’s original Dance Resignation here.

Now compare to Next Media Animation’s response here

Which is your favourite and who do you believe?

  • Graeme B on 7/10/2013 9:01:08 a.m.

    I'm not sure who missed whose ques.
    Did the boss miss the you're no good message or did the worker, pre video, miss the your'e not working out that reuslted in we're happy you're gone, take that,we're hiring. It seems serious issues hidden behind a curtain of levity. From either side, I'm not sure the work place advertisement is too hot.

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