The technology firm Automattic that owns WordPress.com, also own the WordPress San Francisco Office which us undoubtedly a very beautiful place to work at.
The office with soaring ceilings, a library, and a custom-made barn door is soon to shut down because the employees never show up.
If you like the office space it’s free for you to move in.
The office at 140 Hawthorne recently went to the market, for closing it because the employees never seem to use the space.
The office at 140 Hawthorne recently went to market, for closing it because the employees never seem to use the space.
CEO Matt Mullenweg realized the factor and explained it on on the Stack Overflow podcast recently earlier this year.
The CEO speaks up and says we got this office for about six to seven years ago, it is big spacious, on the pretty good lease but nobody goes there.
A minimum of 5 people go Automattic’s San Francisco WordPress office and it’s 15,000 square feet. They get like 3,000 square feet each of those 5.
There are many gaming tables like if there are people.
Mark Armstrong the Spokesperson said:
The reason to this can be, Automattic provides each of its 550 employees the choice to work remotely. And Automattic’s San Francisco space was a co-working space.utoimattic in
Similar offices are maintained by Automattic in Cape Town, South Africa, and outside Portland, Maine.
And the company gives it’s employees $250 per month a stipend if they wish to use the private enterprise co-working space anywhere else.
Even if they work at Starbucks, Automattic is going to pay for their coffee as well.
Remote Working Policy for Other Companies:
The Automattic still embraces fervently the remote working strategy but the other companies got cold feet.
In 2013, the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, ended the telecommuting policy letting the employees know “we need to be working side-by-side”, by a memo from HR for best results.
It’s not just it the pioneers of remote working IBM, told thousands of US employees to begin their work in offices. The aim is to make company’s workforce more nimble so as of Yahoo.
Thousands of employers have made their life around to work from home.
It’s believed that employees work longer hours than their office working colleagues but this comes with a cost-costing much.