Did you know that new Google employees are ‘Nooglers’, that staff over 40 are ‘Greyglers’, staff that leave are ‘Xooglers’ and those that bring their dogs to work are ‘Dooglers’? Cute names or something more worrisome? Well, Automattic has names for its employees too, all based on variation of the company name.
And, today, we’ll talk about the age-old IT trope… fix everything by switching it off and back on again. The thing is, it works. So why should we be avoiding this?
It’s 2 years since I got my job at Automattic and now I’m part of Automattic’s VIP hiring team. And performing this hiring role has been genuinely interesting and, yes, eye-opening. In this post, I want to give you an idea of what I look for in an application and some of the less obvious […]
There’s been some interesting discussion this week on my Twitter feed about use of language and ways to improve it. It’s not just about being inclusive but sometimes just to communicate better. And it all started with this one…
And, today, I want to talk about the use of slides.
Today, I want to talk about our use of inclusive language.
So, let’s talk about how you can ensure that issues are resolved as swiftly as possible, without unnecessary interruption.
Recently, there was an outcry (well, from from some quarters) when Greggs introduced a vegan sausage roll. On all accounts it was a success with them regularly selling out and review saying that it was like the meat-based version. But a lot of people were unhappy. You see, some people believe that vegetarians and vegans […]
[It is estimated] that $35 billion is being thrown away, around the world, in the form of poorly chosen Christmas gifts BBC’s 50 Things That Made The Modern Economy – Santa Claus, December 17th 2018 For a number of years now, I’ve asked people, buying me birthday and Christmas gifts, to use my Amazon wish […]
My daughter brought home a letter and order form from school this week, promoting a company that allows you to have your child’s drawing added to various Christmas items – cards, tags, that kind of thing. Except, in my opinion, it’s a perfect example of how to put up so many barriers and make things […]