See! While some people thought Marina Shifrin was crazy and unprofessional for making a job resignation video, Queen Latifah clearly thought she was a genius, because the successful daytime talk show host has offered the young woman a job.
The video went viral a few days ago and it shows Shifrin dancing to Kanye West’s “Gone” as she lets her bosses at her Taiwan-based Next Media Animation job know she was “outie 5000.” Since then, it has been seen by more than 10 million people and made national news, getting Shifrin’s name out in the streets. It seems that a simple video that started as something she shared with friends and family will be the gold mine that gets her back on her feet. She sat down with Queen Latifah this morning and on the episode, Latifah asked Shifrin why she did the video and if she has regrets. Shifrin, who was all set to go ahead and try her hand at stand-up comedy next had this to say:
“Some people think I’ll never get hired, but luckily with stand-up comedy, you just need an angry bartender to let you on to stage [laughs].
Sometimes I think you need to forcefully close one door in order for the other one to open a little easier.”
After that, Queen La asked Shifrin if she was looking for a job, and she joked with the host, asking, “Yeah, are you hiring?”
To her surprise, Latifah said she could create a position for her:
“Now that you mention it, I like to be surrounded by cool, creative, interesting people. And with your experience, maybe I can create a position. What if I create something called…digital content producer? Would that be something you’re interested in?”
Shifrin thought Latifah was joking, but she definitely wasn’t.
“I’m a humorous person, but you’re the stand-up. I’m a boss. And bosses can hire!”
So what did Shifrin say? She’s not a fool. She accepted Latifah’s offer and is going from news video creator, to Internet sensation, to a soon-to-be stand-up comedian, and now a gainfully employed young lady for the talk show’s website. Congrats!
Check out Shifrin receiving the job offer from Queen La: