Microsoft’s Karen X Cheng Announces Her Resignation With A Farewell Video

Posted on Apr 19 2012 - 7:19am by Editorial Staff

Some leave the employer with emotions and some with open hearted but what if someone quits with a farewell resignation video – sounds a little strange but this is what Microsoft’s Karen X Cheng did. The Next Web reports that Cheng announced her resignation from Microsoft in a sing along video. Cheng, who reveals in the video that she has worked on the upcoming Office 15 software, sings along to Don McLean’s American Pie with her own lyrics. Cheng is departing Microsoft’s hallways for EXEC, a startup based in San Francisco after working with the tech giant for three years.

Here are the lyrics:

Long, long lines of code

It can take a while for Excel code to compile

I am glad I’ve had the chance

To make the cells and numbers dance, and maybe make some customers smile

But the time has come to close this chapter, beer and chips and hallway laughter

Feelin’ a little blue, I will miss my feature crew

Sound of typing and mouse clicks, taco Fridays in 36

Now it’s time for me to go

Goodbye, product studio

So Bye, bye Excel and I

It’s been 3 good years, oh how time has flown by

With devs in the hall drinkin’ whiskey and rye

Singin’ forever recalc or die, forever recalc or die

Together we made Excel 15,

And we bleed proud forever green, for the world’s calc machine

Gotta listen to my heart it knows

Time to shake up my status quo, I am hopping on a plane to San Francisco

The next time that I touch a spec will be at a startup called Exec

My PM days have expired, I’ve taken a job as a designer

My last day is the 24th, please see me for anything you need before

And after that don’t disappear, please do contact me here.

So Bye, bye Excel and I

It’s been 3 good years, oh how time has flown by

With devs in the hall drinkin’ whiskey and rye

Singin, Forever recalc or die.

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