This morning my alarm clock went off at 6:30am. Like usual, I rolled over to hit the snooze button for another quick 10 minute nap. It’s not enough that I hit it once, but two more times, for a total of 30 minutes of my morning ritual. This has been going on for the past 3 years, I’ve thought of many things during that 30 minute morning ritual, sometimes I think: “What excuse should I use to call in sick with?”… Ok, maybe only just a few times but who’s kidding who? I work at Dashboard!
Dashboard is different from any other company I have worked with. It’s not because of the free coffee, two giant monitors on my desk, or this kick ass chair that I’m sitting in as I write this, but because of this…
- The main reason I love working at Dashboard is, you guessed it, the staff! I have the best coworkers bar none! Yes that’s right, here at Dashboard the staff is just like one giant dysfunctional family. We have Franz Tan who isn’t embarrassed to eat the last piece of food (I will never forget that piece of chocolate you ate after I was eyeing it up!). Also a part of the Dashboard family is Aniesha Mohammed who always supports me on projects even when they run into weekends and late nights.
- Potlucks. Yes, we love potlucks…or maybe just food in general. This is where we get to share a good laugh, and have fun together while we experience different kinds of food not served on our own tables at home. As an added bonus is we are all pretty darn good cooks!
- When I first started at Dashboard I dreaded failing. It wasn’t until my first mistake that I learned something. I’m not perfect! Coding is one giant experiment to me. I’ve wasted countless hours trying to code an experiment 10 different ways, only to find out 9 out of 10 are bunk! Without making the attempt, I would have learned nothing. So the advice I have to you is to fail, and fail fast!
- I’m not a just a number here. I started here with no experience in the industry, and now I’m responsible for launching and maintaining sites for major clients. Sure, projects go through a number of different people before they roll out, but everyone who works on projects here gets personally involved in its success – and gets to feel a real sense of ownership throughout the process. That’s something I don’t think I could get at a lot of places.
- I get to be myself. Some employers ask that you wear a suit and act in ways that might stifle your creativity but here at Dashboard you can shine on you crazy diamond. Don’t get me wrong, we are still consummate professionals, but thinking differently is something that is highly encouraged here.
Sound good to you? Yes? Well you’re in luck, we’re hiring.