Believe it or not, I’m going to celebrate this month of thankfulness before I move on to Christmas! Apparently the Christmas season now starts the day after Halloween instead of the day after Thanksgiving. I love love Christmas time, but I’m not going to rush it. Let’s take it one holiday/month at a time! Anyway, just a HUGE pet peeve of mine!
Today I am thankful for WooThemes, Ryan’s incredible employer. With so many people unable to find jobs (even with a college degree), we are so blessed that Ryan got hired fresh out of college by such a great company. He was the 10th employee of WooThemes, and now in a 1.5 years, they’ve grown to 27! They’re taking over the WordPress World. ;)
Ryan kicks butt at being the Community Manager of WooThemes. Although the headquarters is in Cape Town (South Africa) they are an internet-based company and have employees from all over the world. That means Ryan gets to work from home, which comes with its challenges, but for the most part it is awesome. I also work from home so that means we get to spend a ton of time together in our PJs, even if we are working. It also gives us a flexible schedule so we are able to travel or shoot weddings together on the weekends. He works hard, but it’s so worth it.
They have a meet up every year to spend some quality time together and go on adventures in an awesome location. A little work and a lot of play, just like a bunch of old friends hanging out. Right now Ryan is in South Africa having a blast with his co-workers. His first WooTrip was to London last year. Seriously, what an awesome experience!!!! I’m a little jealous.
I love that he works for a small (but growing!) company. They care about him and treat him well. He’s not just “another employee,” they know him personally. He’s part of a team. Thank you WooThemes (Adii, Mark, Magnus) for trusting in Ryan and providing him with this career! :)
P.S. – They’re hiring! ;)