At Automattic – where I work – I have a pretty sweet office. And believe it or not, on beautiful afternoons I’m even able to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and enjoy some time outside. Let me show you around, and while I do, you can let me know if you are lucky enough to have some of the same perks.
As I’m writing this I’m singing along to…
Jeremiah was a bullfrogJoy to the World – Three Dog Night
Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him a-drink his wine
And he always had some mighty fine wine
… and puffing away on my favorite cigar, Leaf by Oscar. Typical offices frown on loud music and in-office-stogies.
I’m also enjoying some fresh mint in a glass of cold S. Pellegrino. There’s nothing like walking over to the office garden and picking fresh mint for an afternoon drink.
The view isn’t half bad either. Not to mention the evening lighting and roof for those warm rainy days.
I would go on with the wonderful perks of this amazing summer office but at some point, I’d just be showing off. Have a look for yourself.
Ok, I’m done being sly, I work from home and that’s why my office is so special – it’s all mine.
You can customize your office too. Check out Distributed, a new Podcast by my boss Matt Mullenweg, he talks about working at or running a distributed company. Also, take the time to look at the Automattic Work With Us page as we are always hiring.
Jesse Friedman has been building websites for 20 years, and exclusively with WordPress since 2006. Jesse has written several books, taught 100’s of students as a professor, and organized dozens of local meetups along with a few WordCamps.
Jesse has spoken at tech conferences around the world including SXSW, HOW, Future events and many more; and has consulted for a wide array of companies from small agencies to multi-billion dollar international companies.