"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius

Okay, well maybe not never, but Confucius really knew what he was talking about. Let me back up and explain who I am to give you a better picture of what I’m doing here.

My name is Julie, and I’m currently in my last year of undergrad at Philadelphia University, studying Interactive Design & Media. This past summer, I interned with Fastspot and I am continuing to work remotely with them as a Production Assistant throughout this school year. Working at Fastspot has been one of the best decisions of my life, and let me tell you why!

  • While many of my friends were donning suits and heels to go to their internships, I went to work in jeans most days.
  • The cutest dog in the universe runs around the office all day and simply brings joy into everyone’s lives.
  • The office has couches and nooks and spaces to move and think. It’s really a collaborative environment that encourages innovation and creative thinking.
  • We play music on the overhead speakers without feeling the need to put in our own headphones most of the time, and sometimes it’s even rap and we’re cool with that.
  • Beer O’clock happens Fridays at 4 and sometimes sneaks its way into other days too. Not to mention that the team is always ready for happy hours full of fun and fellowship.
  • Fastspot is a family, and there’s not a day that goes by without conversation about wives and babies and dogs and sometimes in-laws. We’re not just co-workers, we live our lives alongside each other.

I had no idea that work could be this fun! Of course, there will always be long days and tedious tasks, but that’s every job ever. I’m just thankful for the freedom and creativity that surrounds this industry and the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible team as Fastspot. And that’s why I believe that Confucius really got it right.

Share on Twitter or Facebook Published October 7th 2014