Originally posted on When I Have Time by Sara Rosso:
4 years ago today I started working full-time for Automattic.
Four years seems like a lifetime, but it’s a pretty short time in my work history, but it’s been the most life-changing for me. I’ve had years where I spent 40+% of my year away from my home base (with only two weeks off), and I told you how I almost stopped myself from applying and sabotaging my own success. Working at Automattic and working in a distributed team has changed how I will look at work and being productive for the rest of my life.
I wanted to share some of my own reflections, lessons, and scenes of working for a startup with an entirely distributed team for the past four years, in no particular order. Some may say Automattic is no longer a startup, though we just raised more funding, but 4 years ago when there were only…
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