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VIDEO: Microsoft Employees Dance at Customers

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 66 comments

Microsoft employees are so happy they dance at work!

Anyone who's been had to dance or sing as part of their job will have no trouble sympathizing with these Microsoft employees from the Mission Vejo store.

This video kind of reminds me of a really rubbish job I had when I was 14-years-old. For about two quid an hour, I supervised the 'Toddler Village' in a play/adventure center that did parties for the under 12's. Part of my job was to act like I gave a damn while performing song-and-dance routines to the tune of Agadoo and other songs that I couldn't stand (I probably had as much enthusiasm as this guy).

I wonder if these guys are as unhappy as I was? I'd go with yes, considering singing and dancing was actually in my job description and it almost certainly isn't in this case. I'm guessing the girl in green is responsible because she seems to be leading the dance and is constantly offering encouragement like, "C'mon do it, do it, do it!"

Now the only question is, are those regular folk in civvies actually joining in or are they Microsoft plants?

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    tipoo , November 18, 2009 12:58 PM
    This is why I shop online.
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    neilnh , November 18, 2009 1:04 PM
    Good job fighting the "Apple is cooler" image MS.
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    counselmancl , November 18, 2009 1:09 PM
    That video was about 4 minutes and forty seconds too long.
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  • 32 Hide
    tipoo , November 18, 2009 12:58 PM
    This is why I shop online.
  • 24 Hide
    neilnh , November 18, 2009 1:04 PM
    Good job fighting the "Apple is cooler" image MS.
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    counselmancl , November 18, 2009 1:09 PM
    That video was about 4 minutes and forty seconds too long.
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    g0rilla , November 18, 2009 1:11 PM
    It reminds me of those commercials that Hardee's (Carl's Jr) ran a while back:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwa06LSxCI4
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    Parsian , November 18, 2009 1:18 PM
    Gosh, everybody in that video is "FAT". Obesity is taking over!
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    darkxuy , November 18, 2009 1:18 PM
    I wonder if Microsoft knows about this.. high at work?
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    blueer03 , November 18, 2009 1:20 PM
    That was painful. If I was there when they started doing that, I would leave and never go back.
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    itadakimasu , November 18, 2009 1:26 PM
    Facepalm for sure. I would quit before being forced to dance in a retail store.

    so... is this going to air on tv? i hope not.
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    enzo matrix , November 18, 2009 1:30 PM
    That was the lamest dance I have ever seen.
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    bin1127 , November 18, 2009 1:40 PM
    Microsoft, you try too hard. Just write a better windows.
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    dashxone , November 18, 2009 1:41 PM
    If I should do that every day I think I would commit suicide, would die of shame!
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    akhodjaev , November 18, 2009 1:44 PM
    I think the writer of this article is very jealous.... or woke up with other side of the bed...
    I think they did good job
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    lawsudz , November 18, 2009 1:45 PM
    where's the vid?
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    javidchaos , November 18, 2009 1:47 PM
    i wonder if they got paid for that !!!! lol :) 
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    Anonymous , November 18, 2009 1:47 PM
    Whine, bi*ch and moan...
    Maybe the reasoning behind this dance thing is to break up their day a little so they're not as on edge from staring at computers the whole day. I've been an IT professional for 16 years and even I know not to take my job to seriously. Computers aren't THAT important! Learn to enjoy life and dance a little, even if you geeks are to socially inept and insecure to dance with that "hottie" you see at the club. LIGHTEN UP!
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    Yoder54 , November 18, 2009 1:49 PM
    How em-bare-assing. I don't understand why a large successful corporation like MS would stoop to something so stupid. Then there are the employees... MS must have given them a big bonus to make public spectacles of themselves. This proves one thing...many are prostitutes to money and will sacrifice their dignity for an extra buck.

    MS should go back to conventional advertising, and abandon this cutesy-artsy-fartsy crap.
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    Anonymous , November 18, 2009 1:54 PM
    Not so bad as I expected and quite a few of them really seemed to be having fun. Having said that, it was still embarrassing.
    The girl with the green shirt and the big, uh, "apples" is kinda cute though! :p 
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    Honis , November 18, 2009 1:56 PM
    Considering how hard it is to find a decent job in the Scottsdale area these days, you'd do a lot to keep a job that will probably be ran at a loss if needed...

    I still think they should have drug checks all around for this.
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    necro1783 , November 18, 2009 2:00 PM
    Yoder54How em-bare-assing. I don't understand why a large successful corporation like MS would stoop to something so stupid. Then there are the employees... MS must have given them a big bonus to make public spectacles of themselves. This proves one thing...many are prostitutes to money and will sacrifice their dignity for an extra buck.MS should go back to conventional advertising, and abandon this cutesy-artsy-fartsy crap.


    To quote Men Without Hats "We can dance if we want to". I understand Yoders point but their is a BIG difference between willingly dancing to break up a long day of work because you're given the oppertunity and forcing employees to dance wether they like it or not, and y the way some of the ones on the end looked they were forced.
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    Spanky Deluxe , November 18, 2009 2:04 PM
    This is proof that Microsoft can't do "cool", they just don't get it.
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