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Top 10 Reasons To Quit Via Twitter, Just Like Shaq

Many of you have fantasized about quitting in a spectacular way, but should you tell your boss to take this job and shove it in less than 140 characters? Shaquille O'Neal just did--and why let him score all the fun?

This week, Shaquille O'Neal, the Big Aristotle, the Big Diesel, acknowledged his retirement from the NBA, but the Big 401K let the world (and presumably the Boston Celtics) know via Twitter. More precisely, he checked out of the working world using a new Twitter video service called Tout, where you can also see him sing along with the radio (frightening), tower over his doting girlfriend (also frightening), and generally goof off.

This is how everyone should quit a job, isn't it?

If you're thinking about quitting (or retiring), here are 10 good reasons why you should use Twitter to do so.

10.) Because quitting via Instant Messaging is just too personal (and so 2010).

9.) You would have done it in a text message, but you were over your text limit (mostly because you were texting lewd pictures to a parking lot attendant you met last week.)

8.) You would have used Skype, but ever since Microsoft announced its Skype acquisition, you're afraid to use it.

7.) It looks really cool on a resume: "Social media expert; once quit job via Twitter."

6.) "Take this job and shove it" is way less than 140 characters.

5.) Your crusty old boss isn't on Twitter, and you have no followers anyway.

4.) You would have called, but you're afraid your cell phone will give you cancer.

3.) It beats getting fired on Twitter.

2.) You're 15 years old.

1.) "That wasn't really me. Sincerely, Anthony Weiner."

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6/8/2011 | 7:13:25 PM
re: Top 10 Reasons To Quit Via Twitter, Just Like Shaq
Bonus: The term "Burning Bridges" means absolutely nothing to you -- unless of course you see an actual burning bridge.

LOL! Thanks for the chuckle, Fritz!

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