Tag: work

  • Two years at Award Force and the dandelion war

    Two years at Award Force and the dandelion war

    It has been more than two years since I started with Award Force and a year since I became a product manager. I love my job, my role, the company, and all my colleagues. I am so fortunate in all respects and am particularly grateful to have a full-time job at a time when so […]

  • How to work from home

    How to work from home

    I’ve been working successfully from home for six years and I thought I’d share some tips since more and more people are having to isolate themselves during this pandemic. I love working from home because it gives me complete control of my environment. I can set the temperature, lighting, and background noise to my preferences. […]

  • On being a leader and Doctor Who

    Several months ago I became a team lead at work and  I’m now leading a team of five Happiness Engineers. Last week I started a pilot coaching program to become a more effective leader. It’s like having my own personal coach. In fact that’s exactly what it is. The whole program is giving me warm fuzzies. […]

  • Proving theorems

    It was school holidays last week while I was in Utah and Ben had to juggle looking after the kids with work. One day he took them into the department and took this photo of Elizabeth drawing on the blackboard. It’s so great. I love how she’s this tiny head at the bottom and she’s drawing […]

  • Family, WooCommerce, and women in the workplace

    It has been almost a week since I wrote a post! This is unlike me. Usually I’m bursting at the seams with things to say. Lots of things have happened this week too but for some reason I just haven’t felt like writing. Dad left last Monday which was sad. We all enjoyed having him […]

  • An Automattic family

    An Automattic family

    My work trip to Barcelona has come to an end and yes, there were some dramas and yes, Barcelona is a really cool city, but the best part of the trip was the people. And I’m not referring to the people of Barcelona – although they were, without exception, very friendly and welcoming – I’m […]

  • A day in the life of a Happiness Engineer

    What does a Happiness Engineer do all day? I started my day today at 6:30am because I’m a morning person and I’m still a bit jet-lagged. Sometimes I start at 6am, sometimes at 7am. The choice is mine. I began by catching up on emails and replying to WordPress.com users via email. Then I started live […]

  • Scotland, here we come!

    A couple of weeks ago we sent off our visa applications for the UK. They had to be sent to Manilla for processing along with all our passports, including old ones, and original birth certificates for the kids, and our marriage certificate. We also had to have fingerprints and mug shots taken. The applications themselves took […]

  • The stay-at-home parent and the working parent

    I love my job. It’s so fulfilling being able to help people with their websites and most users are profoundly grateful for the support. I also feel privileged to have this little window into their lives: to see what they’re writing about and what their interests are. I feel extraordinarily lucky to have this job. […]