Yesterday I hinted at a day job…
Remember when I posted about getting our car back two months ago? At the end I joked that a job offer was all that was needed to make my birthday week complete.
What I didn’t mention was that I had applied for a job just a few days earlier, and in fact I got an email inviting me to an interview a mere sixteen minutes after my birthday ended at midnight a day after that post.
Two interviews, a five-week trial period and another interview later, and today I started working for…
No. It’s better if I show you:
Today I officially joined Automattic, Inc. as a WordPress.com Happiness Engineer. Specifically, I’m working in the team responsible for live chat support, so if you type into that little chat box in your dashboard, especially during European/African daylight hours, there’s a fair chance that I’ll be the one answering you to help you get your site looking the way you want.
Surprised? Me too. While not exactly a spur-of-the-moment decision, applying wasn’t something I had been planning for a long time. But I don’t regret my decision for a moment. Automattic is turning out to be one amazing place to work, and I’m incredibly excited about the journey that’s lying ahead of me.
On September first I gave my blog a new look to symbolise my choice to also make a new beginning in my life. I’m happy to say the effect of that choice is surpassing my wildest imaginations, never mind expectations.
Watch this space…
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