I think almost everyone knows of Buzzfeed either because they've been spammed to death with their online content/ads or they've consciously seen Buzzfeed videos online via YouTube. Most people either really love Buzzfeed or they really hate it. Let's be frank, it's the ultimate clickbait. They tell you that. It's designed, nay, engineered to get you to watch, because when you watch, they make money, so they put out a ton of content even if the creators themselves admit it's pointless dribble, hoping one thing hits, and thus their channel, or channelzzzzz were born.
Now recently, there have been quite a few long time Buzzfeed employees whom avid watchers have come to know and love, deciding to leave the place, and in order to inform the world that they've quit, they immediately post up a video entitled "Why I Left/Quit Buzzfeed," to tell everyone they no longer work there and simultaneously invite you to now subscribe to their new channel on Youtube...you know, not leaving for say a job in teaching or anything, nope, just a new job on the free web.
Here's the thing though...uh, why is this an actual deal of any some sort? How many people leave a job in their lives? Tons. Like everyday. Like every hour, someone is like F this place, I'm out. However, it seems if you are a Buzzfeed employee it's always made out to be insanely dramatic, like, my God, I left because I just couldn't do exactly what I wanted to do at my job where someone was paying me to do exactly what they wanted me to do. Um, ahahahahahahaha! You've just described every job where one is not self-employed.
Youtuber PewdiePie and I both agree...all the whining about not being able to create the personal content you want while working for another company is ridiculous. This is literally in the contracts of just about every business where creation of content from scientific, to educational, to creative exists. What part of you work for someone, don't these people understand? They aren't paying you to make money creating what you want, when you want it, on your own time.
I've also talked about this before that if you work for any company with a morality clause, they even essentially "own you" on your free time. When you go get drunk and crash your car killing someone's dog, and it ends up in the news, even though you were clearly not at work, they own you, and your image, and you represent them, and when you F-up, they can fire you just like that. I mean, these are the choices, and let's not mince words here...these are the choices you make to work for a company or individual and if you don't like what they are doing, or you want to be free to do your own thing, just do it #Nike. I don't need someone to proclaim from the mountain top that they figured out how to quit their job. It's not hard. You just say, I quit, fill out the paperwork and leave, or you "Office Space," the place, and then go. This was literally the longest rantingest way to tell people who will never read this, that nobody f---king cares.