No Such Thing As A MondayJuly 6th, 2012 | Posted by in Culture
This post was written by Jason Prosnitz, Director of Strategic Initiatives. He wrote an impromptu piece on why he loves working at Quixey and we decided to share it here.
I love my job.
Can you say that too? Most people in the working world feel a constant pressure to get their work done faster. Whether it is due to sales quotas, bugs in the code, customer service complaints, or a different issue, there is always pressure top down (from management) to get more done by the end of the each day, week, month, or quarter.
Quixey is different. There is a very different type of pressure for us to succeed and it is not imposed from the top down; it comes from within. We are already moving fast; the challenges that we face every day are so interesting, engaging and fun that there is no need to apply pressure from above. From the minute I roll out of bed in the morning, I am so amped up and excited about what the day is to bring, I just GO. I completely forget about the expectations of others because my own usually surpass them. Make no mistake, I’m not a unique Quixier in this way, which is another great reason to love working at Quixey: the people. At Quixey, we’re all excited about what we are doing. I get to collaborate with the smartest people that I know, and to solve the most interesting challenges that I’ve ever come across – what other motivation is necessary?
Another aspect that I love about Quixey is our vision for the future. Nowadays, people agree that with the number of apps out there and the rate at which that number is increasing, finding the right one presents a serious problem. Not that long ago, we had to work harder to explain the need for app search. There were only a few platforms, and people seemed satisfied with the results they were getting by using categories and top-ten lists. Quixey has always known that the app ecosystem was growing too quickly for categories, top-ten lists and directories to last, and it’s rewarding to see users jump on board with our vision. It’s a great feeling to know that we are helping to shape the app ecosystem of the future and that Quixey enables us to have such a significant impact.
Most people in the working world dread Mondays – the restart button of a miserable workweek. At Quixey, Mondays don’t exist – every day is as fun and as exciting as the last. Every day is a Friday.