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A girl, a white board and a great marketing hoax

Everyone loves a dramatic resignation story. That seems to be the lesson of the week, as Jet Blue flight attendant Steve Slater’s story of aggressively quitting his job  made him into a folk hero and one girl who quit her job with a white board became an internet sensation. 

But one of those stories didn’t really happen. Jenny the “DryErase Board Girl” is actually a professional actress hired by a humor site to increase traffic. Which worked. It’s amazing what a little internet knowledge can do.