I'm a Happiness Engineer

I am proud to announce that, as of yesterday, I am officially a full-time Happiness Engineer for Automattic.

I have spent the last month working for Automattic on a trial basis, and I must say that this is quite simply the best job ever I have ever had. Not only am I working for a company that I have always admired, but I’m also working alongside several people who I have always admired.

I am currently focussing most of my happiness efforts on WordPress.com, so please feel free to contact us if you have any problems with your WordPress.com blog. I might just be the person lucky enough to bring some happiness to your day.

This is going to be one heck of a ride, and I can’t wait to see where the company takes me next!

25 responses

  1. Awesome news! Congrats!

    1. Thanks! It’s awesome to hear about your new job too!

  2. Welcome on board! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks! Glad to be on board with such talented folks. πŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations and Welcome to the team πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! The team is quite simply the best part, and I’m glad to be a part of it. πŸ™‚

  4. We need to get a WordPress.com “like” button on this page. I would click it if I could!

    1. I was just thinking the same πŸ™‚
      Yay, James!

      1. Thanks for all the training and help! I wouldn’t have made it this far without you, Sheri, Hanni, and Andrew. πŸ™‚

    2. Well, I have been thinking about moving this thing over to WordPress.com.

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    Congrats!! πŸ™‚

  6. Freaking awesome. πŸ™‚

    1. Totally freaking awesome! πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve met a few of the Automattic folks and they were very cool people. Congrats on becoming one of them!

    1. Thanks! It’s definitely an awesome group of people. πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations James! Happy Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks! Happy Holidays to you too!

  9. WOW .. I was dropping in to see if you had any hints or help on databases for the blog(s) and I saw your announcement!! I am soooooooooooo happy for you!! WOOHOO!! πŸ™‚

    Now maybe you can point me in the right direction to get some help πŸ™‚ lol

    this is what I posted earlier on the wp forum .. oh and so you know:) I haven’t take down or messed up Carole’s Battle site one time since the miracle you worked on it:) lol


    and wow .. you know I really can’t say how wonderful it is that you got your dream job .. you do deserve it that is for sure!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! Sorry that I didn’t get around to your support topic, but it looks Gov was able to fix it up for you.

  10. Well done, James… that’s great!

    You were always one of the best guys to go for help on WordPress. I can’t think of a better person for the job.

    1. Thanks, Bonnie!

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