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Well that's one way to quit your tech job... (humor)

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Well that's one way to quit your tech job... (humor)
Normally when you quit your job, you either go the traditional route (providing written notice to your employer), or the awkward “walking out” technique, where you skip out (whether by not showing up or by literally walking out when you are off duty). When Karen Chang decided she’d spent enough time at Microsoft, she didn’t go with either of those choices; instead, she wrote her own epic parody of Don McLean’s classic American Pie, and sang it (while playing the guitar) for a YouTube video.

She didn’t work in the Windows Phone division, but rather on Excel. Still…there’s a mobile version of Excel for the Windows Phone and a Windows 8 (tablet) version in the pipeline, so it’s sort of mobile-related. Oh, who are we kidding, that’s just an excuse to show you one of the best work sendoff gags in a long time.

If only Gavin Kim had shown this much style when he left Microsoft's mobile division earlier!

Enjoy:



source: YouTube via Gizmodo

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posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:03 12

1. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


this was definitely more interesting than the iphone button story..... just sayin

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:25 3

2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Cooool girl

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:27 3

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


lol wow i love give me ideas for when i quite.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:37 3

4. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ha. pretty cool.

ok, now who wants to do the "geek does gansta rap" quit song? :)

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:55 3

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


it reminds me of this girl

http://goo.gl/RMEGs

edit yes I know its a Hoax but it was funny as hell

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 19:47 1

6. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)


Na, this one seemed like she enjoyed working at Microsoft and was leaving on good terms. The other one makes it seem like it was going downhill so she left.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:44 1

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


lol I though it was a creative way to leave. just like this one

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 21:23 2

8. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Well, I cannot blame her - look at their marketing for the new windows' phones. Look at their swiss cheese firewall technology. Look at their IE 9 web browser.....those are good reasons to not work for windows....lol

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 02:13 2

11. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


there are good reason why idiots like you should cease to exist.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 09:09

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Thats true...

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 10:42

13. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I use IE 9 -_-

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 21:24 5

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I wish she was quitting to be a stripper, not a designer.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 23:49 2

10. iShepherd (Posts: 38; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


OOoo, she's moving to SF. Time for me to not-stalk her.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 12:58

14. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


how does PA even find out about videos like these? o.O

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 00:29

15. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I think I'm in love.

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