Queen Latifah offers 'I Quit' girl Marina Shifrin a job
10/03/2013 10:01 AM
10/03/2013 4:01 PM
Marina Shifrin, the MU grad who became a viral sensation this week for her job resignation video, has received a job offer from Queen Latifah on her new talk show.
The clip will air Thursday (October 3) and we’ll find out what Marina‘s response to the offer to being the new Digital Content Producer is then.
“Sometimes I think you need to forcefully close one door in order for the other one to open a little easier,” Marina said about not having any regrets from posting the video.
Latifah offered the job for her website when Shifrin appeared on the "The Queen Latifah Show" Thursday to talk about the resignation video.
"I want to be surrounded by cool, creative, interesting people," Queen Latifah said. "Maybe I can hook you up with a gig."
The newly unemployed, and now part-time stand-up comedienne at first thought Queen Latifah was joking.
"Are you kidding me?" she said. "Yeah I'm interested!"
Queen Latifah offered to take her backstage to talk about the gig.
Shifrin, of suburban Chicago, became an Internet sensation after her choreographed performance to Kanye West's "Gone" was posted on YouTube.
In the viral video, Shifrin is seen resigning from her job creating news segments for Taiwan-based Next Media Animation.
As for the questionable way she quit her job, Shifrin says she doesn't regret it.
"Sometimes I think you need to forcefully close one door in order for another to open a little easier," Shifrin said on the show.
"The Queen Latifah" show airs at 2 p.m. on Fox 4 WDAF.
MARINA SHIFRIN’S RESIGNATION VIDEO
NEXT MEDIA ANIMATION RESPONDS
And now, another response video came from Brenna Jennings, a New England-based work-at-home mother who told the Huffington Post, where she also blogs, that she related to Marina and wished she had enough gumption to quit her first bad job like this.
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