I recently wrote about a viral marriage proposal that went viral a reason other than the proposal. There are tons of viral wedding proposals popping up all the time, but what I watched today may have started a new trend.
It is the viral video of a “breakup.” The breakup of an employee and her company. Yes, she created a video instead of the traditional “resignation letter.” The viral video has reached a new level. My only hope is that the popularity doesn’t encourage others to record videos of their breakups with their significant others.
I don’t know about you, but if I was the next potential employer for this employee, I may like their creativity. However, their use of company items (electricity, office space, etc) might just be a concern. The same would go if I were the next potential person to start a relationship with someone who created a video instead of calling, writing, or sitting down to tell me to hit the road. Starting a new relationship with someone who one day may put you on blast is not ideal.
Anyway, check out the video below. Yes, it is very creative, a little funny, but I’m not sure if it was called for.
What are your thoughts on quitting a job or ending a relationship like this? Is breakups 2.0?
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