Over the last couple of days, you probably saw the epic photo set of a “HOPA” quitting her job using a white erase board and letting her coworkers know exactly how much time he spent on Farmville. Not only has she brought the word “HOPA” (HOt Piece of A%&) into the mainstream – you can be sure we’ll be hearing about this for at least another week. Keep an eye out for HOPA references. In the meantime, we’ve put together a collection of what we think are the best ways to quit your job that we’ve seen so far in 2010.

1. Jenny – the HOPA hoax girl

jenny, from the hopa hoax

Jenny? Elyse? Either way she's still a HOPA.


2. Steven Slater

Another overnight success – this guy took quitting to a whole new level of awesomeness. After dropping the f-bomb over the intercom, he grabbed a couple of beers and then jumped out the emergency exit, sliding his way into our hearts forever. Only downside is that he’s now facing 7 years in prison for reckless endangerment, along with other charges. Fans have already started a legal fund for his defense.


3. Quit via Song

I have a feeling this wasn’t his official notice, but respectable nonetheless. Last days can still be fun.


4. The Half-Baked

This classic clip illustrates one of my all-time favorite methods for tendering your resignation.

5. The Jerry Maguire

Who’s coming with me?

6. The Jimmy

Another classic.

7. Conan

The paragon of class and tact, Conan O’Brien ended his run as the host of NBC’s Tonight Show with dignity. And then set it on fire with a performance of Lynard Skynard’s Freebird starring Will Ferrell and his wife, who is “with child.”