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

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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15 Comments

1. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

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

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Cooool girl

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

it reminds me of this girl http://goo.gl/RMEGs edit yes I know its a Hoax but it was funny as hell

6. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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

11. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

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

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Thats true...

13. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I use IE 9 -_-

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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

10. iShepherd

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

14. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

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

15. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I think I'm in love.

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