Applicants get creative with résumés, but Aussie video game developer Jarrad Woods gave his bosses a very clever farewell by embedding his resignation letter in the sky in a flash game of Super Mario Brothers.
Woods, known as “Farbs” and creator of the platform game “Polychromatic Funk Monkey,” decided to leave Canberra employer 2K Australia (formerly Irrational AU) after 3 years to pursue his own experimental game-development ideas full-time. The 30-year-old gave his 6 weeks' notice by posting this message in the game that he emailed to management and colleagues:
“Thank you, 2K Australia . You gave me a paycheck, an incredible project, and a world-class team to learn from. But my princess is in another castle. My last day will be June 5th.”
Since the game was posted on the Internet, bloggers have been applauding the “novel” and “stylish” way that Farbs used to resign. “Nothing like quitting a job while also showing awesome skills, and classiness (sort of) to a future employer,” said one blog.
Ironically, Farbs' creation, Polychromatic Funk Monkey, also features building towering staircases into the sky and has been called clever and original. See the resignation yourself at http://www.farbs.org/Message.html .
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald