FarmVille LOLs: Girl quits broker job and outs her boss as a FarmVille jerk


We've no idea if this is a joke or for real, especially since The Chive walks and talks like a close cousin of The Onion, but it's got everyone on the internet cackling today.

Here's what The Chive has to say:

We received the following photos last night from a person who works with this girl. Her name is Jenny (not confirmed) - we're working our contact for Jenny's last name. Yesterday morning, Jenny quit her job with a (flash)bang by emailing these photos to the entire office, about 20 employees we're told. Awesome doesn't begin to describe this office heroine. Check back as we will be updating if we get more details. [Source]

Since Jenny's boss installed a "little office snitch" to monitor everyone's computer time, Jenny thought it was time to turn the tables on her boss.

Here's what she discovered -- her boss spends 4 hours per week on Scottrade, 5.3 hours per week on TechCrunch, and for the coup de grâce... 19.7 hours per week playing FarmVille!

At the time, Jenny's surname has yet to be confirmed. So I'll just like you guys to know there's no way Jenny can be your -- this here -- humble blogger. Especially since if we DIDN'T play FarmVille in this office, we'd definitely lose our jobs! A fact like that certainly takes your head for a spin, doesn't it?

Update: Peter Kafka of "All Things Digital" interviews the owners of The Chive to ask if Jenny is real. [Source]

Final update: After one day, The Chive has confirmed that "Jenny" is one of their pranks! But they hope we were entertained, and judging by all the positive online buzz, this prank did the job. [Source]