Jenny v Spencer: How Not To Quit Your Job
Every employee will inevitably at some point feel tempted to walk away from their job. If the opportunity arises then there’s plenty of ways to mark your exit, do you leave on good terms to seek pastures new with your dignity and reputation in tact? Do you sever all personal and professional ties before running for the hills? Or maybe you go one better and head to the world wide web to broadcast a strategic, viral, slideshow announcing your departure, only to see it backfire and be left looking rather silly by your boss, or should I say, former boss….
This ‘Jenny v Spencer’ row displays some impressive banter from both sides and could well encourage an internet trend of bizarre ways to quit a job. As lets face it, sometimes it’s a lot easier to explain your motives with a whiteboard and marker pen. To think, it all began in such a civilised manner:
Jenny – The Employee
Jenny’s Performance Evaluation
A strong showing here from Jenny, she shows charisma and creativity throughout her rant. Facial expressions are used effectively to emphasise her feelings and remain relevant to the text on display. Good humour is evident whilst mocking Spencer’s Farmville antics, in addition to initiative with the internet codes and personal jibes at his bad breath – which is bound to leave a sour taste. Furthermore, a positive mental attitude is prominent and cute attention to detail with the outfit change. Unfortunately her lack of alternative career plans ensures that she loses points in the overall battle.
Spencer – The Boss
Spencer’s Performance Evaluation
A very well prepared and ruthlessly executed retort from Spencer as he leaves no question about who is in charge. Playing on the previous structure chosen by Jenny, he demonstrates consistency and mirrors her messages with his own pre meditated responses, taking her points into consideration before eclipsing their significance with his own facts and figures. A personal jibe at Jenny’s conduct, the listing of cruel nicknames and undermining her abilities in her former job ensure he’s certainly taken some offence to her publicity stunt and is determined to prevail as the victor. Spencer’s concise justification of the success of his company and the endearing manner in which he elaborates on his Farmville antics from a business perspective show him as the superior in this argument and the overall winner in the closely contested duel.
So let this be a lesson to anyone pondering a similar online outburst. Whilst an entertaining statement, it’s important to cover all your bases and ensure you don’t miserably fail in an attempt to out-do a savvy boss like Spencer, as it would be awfully embarrassing to end up in legal bother for the sake of a few retweets. Instead ,just pack a box of your things, say your goodbyes and calmly head for the dole centre.