On a lark, I recently submitted a request to the Widgetbox HR person, Brittany, to see if I could get the company to allow me to attend the “Random Hacks of Kindness” event in mid-November. I was considering taking a PTO day, but I’m still at a negative balance after my recent European adventure, and I thought it’d be nice if I could get Widgetbox to support my efforts in what Brady Forest called a ‘Disaster Relief Code Jam’.
I was blown away today when I got an email from Brittany saying that not only will Widgetbox management support me in this endeavor, but they are going to add a 1 day per year allowance to our policies for all the employees to pursue similar efforts. Wow!
This just cements for me that I am totally working with the right set of people in a company that is just the right size for me. I feel appreciated, listened to, and respected, even when I bring forth crazy ideas like sending me off on our investors’ dime to save the world.
Yeah, my life: it doesn’t suck! :-D