It’s pretty hard to believe it’s been five years since I wrote this post announcing my start with Automattic.
In many respects, I feel like I’m still new, still learning the ropes. It’s rare that I look at my work as a “grind”; it’s a challenge, and there are definitely times when it’s more stressful than others, but most days I wake up, don my work outfit (ahem sweatpants), and face the day with excitement.
The company has grown so much since I first joined (to the tune of about 380+ people!) but I still feel particularly close to my team, and for that reason I’ve been sheltered from many of the “growing pains” that come from a company’s rapid development from startup to bigger business. It’s not always easy, but we keep it light, and keep on keeping on.
Every five years, Automatticians have the option to take a 2-3 month sabbatical, which is what I’m doing in a couple weeks! It’s a great benefit, and one of the many reasons I love working here, but I can’t help but think of how much I’ll miss the people I work with, and how weird it will be not to think about my job for several weeks.
Here’s to the next five years! 🙂
Here’s to the next 5!
Enjoy your sabbatical.
Don’t check your p2! 😉
Hahaha thanks Leo! It’s going to be hard to resist checking in, but I’ll disable access to A8C stuff on my computer and phone. That should help. 🙂