Pic of the Day: Disgruntled Designer Quits Via Custom Warning Dialog


A freelance designer quit his job in the most original way yet. He created a custom warning dialog resembling the unexpected quit dialogs in OS X.

The message, posted on his work machine, says:

“The designer you treat like shit has quit unexpectedly.

Your company and other employees are not affected.

Click Renegotiate to discuss terms for new contract. Click HR to find out how badly you fucked up.”

Unfortunately the “Renegotiate,” “Ignore” and “HR” buttons don’t work — it’s just a Photoshop mockup. The company is unnamed.

The message was found by one of his former colleagues, who posted it to Redditt.

The colleague said the designer was expecting his temp job to turn into a real one, but hadn’t.

“He believed he was in a temp-to-hire position, and after three months of extra hours and butt-kissing, turns out it’s just a temp position. He was a good worker too. I’d have recommended him. Too bad he burned his bridges… Obviously he had contemplated quitting long enough to make this thing, but still refused to speak to anyone about his feelings. Ironically, he complained about the ‘divas’ at his last job.”

Via Methodshop. Thanks Jon.

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