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take your time: briefly, a case for limitless PTO

Earlier this year, Virgin Group announced a new policy allowing unlimited vacation time, or in the preferred current corporate nomenclature, paid time off. Virgin is likely the most prominent firm in the world to have moved to such a position, though they aren’t the first–a number of Silicon Valley companies have done something similar, including the very group whose subsidiary is the platform for this blog, Automattic. 623 more words


One Year at Automattic

Today marks one year on since I officially started working at Automattic, and it’s something of a tradition for Automatticians (or a12s as we affectionately refer to each other) to write up an anniversary post. 1,190 more words


Working from a sandbar

November just isn’t acting like November today. It’s seventy degrees outside, bright and the sun is shining. Seems like such a waste to stay cooped up indoors since it has been cold lately and more inclimate weather is on the way in coming days. 58 more words


WordPress Words: WordPress Foundation

The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software.

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Five Things I Learned About Live Chat

This last weekend I made the move from our Akismet support team over to Team Hermes, a group of Happiness Engineers who cover live chat (that is, text-based chat support) for our regular paid users (That is, neither VIP nor Business), as well as covering in-app mobile support. 518 more words


WordPress Words: Jetpack

Jetpack is a single plugin that gives you the most powerful WordPress.com features, hooking your self-hosted WordPress site to WordPress.com’s infrastructure to take advantage of robust stats, easy social sharing, customization, traffic, mobile, content, and performance tools. 296 more words


Winter is here.

It is easy to love the snow when you work from home, and your children’s daycare is only five minutes away.

I’m still working from my dining room table on the days I don’t work at the cafe or Starbucks. 230 more words

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