Job-matching service, TheLadders, has teamed up with BreakupText creators Lauren Leto and Jake Levine to offer a humorous way for workers to resign. The new “Quit Your Job” iPhone app generates personalized resignation messages that workers can text to their bosses.
“After helping thousands of people end relationships, we thought it only fitting to focus on the next most challenging goodbye — quitting your job,” Lauren Leto, co-founder of Texts From Last Night, said.
The app helps users quit their jobs with just a few clicks as they:
- Open the app;
- “Begin the End” by choosing reasons for quitting (e.g., I’m sick of the corporate world, I want to get rich. I found a new job, etc.);
- Select future plans upon resignation;
- Select recipient of the text message; and
- Voila! An elaborate text message will then be sent to the intended recipient.
After sending, the user also has the option of social sharing via Twitter and Facebook and utilizing the TheLadders app, which automatically redirects “Quit Your Job” users to the feature.
“In an age when nearly everything can be done from the convenience of your smartphone, we thought job resignation was an area that needed some attention,” Alex Douzet, CEO and co-founder of TheLadders, said. “On a serious note, while the recruitment industry has been slow to adopt mobile technology – years behind other industries – one in three job searches are being conducted on a mobile device. Our primary focus at TheLadders is to build technology to better facilitate the mobile job search, which we’re doing with best-in-class mobile apps for job seekers and employers.”