Quitting your job? There’s an app for that
For some people, walking into the boss’s office and telling him/her they can take this job and shove it is the most enjoyable experience in the world. For others, it’s no fun at all, particularly if you‘re the sensitive type or if you simply happen to like your boss.
Well, now those in the latter category have another option.
A new app called Quit Your Job does exactly what the name promises. It quits for you, and tells your boss exactly what you think in a quick, easy, and convenient way. Technological progress is absolutely wonderful!
The new app was created by job site TheLadders, along with Lauren Leto and Jake Levine, creators of BreakUpText, which allows you to inform your significant other of impending relationship doom by text. The Quit Your Job app is a seemingly natural extension. It was just released this month, to coincide with the end of the year, when people may get their bonuses and make the most changes in their lives.
According to a press release posted at The Ladders, “In an age when nearly everything can be done from the convenience of your smartphone, we thought job resignation was an area that needed some attention.”
The Quit Your Job app takes users through a series of steps, asking questions about why you are leaving your job, and then crafts a message that is sent directly to your boss. The app begins by offering you three choices for job exit: “I’m sick of the corporate world,” “I want to get rich,” or “I found a new job.”
With this information, the app then suggests options you may want to consider for a dream job including “I’ve decided to run for Senate”, or “I’m going to dance for money.” Isn’t that the same thing?
After you select your dream job, an instant message is crafted for you that tells your boss “exactly” what you are thinking. These messages are very elaborate and quite flamboyant. Here is a sample message:
How ingenious is that? The makers of the app also included these words of wisdom for users: “This app is intended for entertainment purposes only and does not provide true quitting job notice functionality. (Duh.)”
I have a sneaky suspicion that employers are not going to take this lying down. I’m waiting for the “You have been laid off” app to come out shortly. Stay tuned!
Kevin Makra is the President of Sentor Media Inc., and founder of DirectoryOfCareers.ca. He can be reached at email@example.com.