Joining Automattic as a Happiness Engineer

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pictured: latest Automattic group shot (Fall 2013).

Over the past 8 years I have had 8 different jobs. I’ve been an unpaid intern, a youth pastor, a behavioural interventionist, a rent-a-geek (yup), a web developer, and even a day care worker.

This past Monday – I started my 9th job.

I had a crazy idea about 2 years ago.  I wanted to have a job that I not only liked, but loved.  I wanted to work not for a company but with a community that shared my passions, values, culture, and most importantly – I wanted to work hard each day to make a difference in people’s lives.

Why is that a crazy idea?

I say crazy because I think most people stop at a job that’s ok, or a job that’s good enough, or even a job that just pays the bills.  I knew that I…

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