Every morning when I arrive at the office, my officemates would wonder why I am so happy. No matter how depressing the weather is outside, (This is Denmark. Winter is really depressing here) the moment I go to the office, I am beaming.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not crazy nor am I pretending to be happy. I am really happy.
I work as a Marketing Lead for Athliit. It is a growing international start-up SaaS company and just like any other start-up company, it is filled with pressure and mountains of tasks with a lot of dependencies that needs to be delivered. BUT despite all these, I look forward every day to going to the office.
Why? Because the company provides me with the work-life balance I need. During office hours, I am faced with a lot of pressure and deadlines BUT the moment the clock strikes 16:00, I stop whatever I am doing and start to pack my bag and go home.
I was born and raised in the Philippines where the work culture is very different. Your boss expects you to work overtime and will really shout at you if they are under pressure. Luckily, the working condition here in Denmark is not like that. Everyone is treated equally and really well.
Our company’s tagline is We make it easy and fun. And we truly live with that line. We make it easy and fun to do a multitude of tasks and a crazy deadline by simply having a company culture that values everyone.
But who knows, one day my company might not need me anymore and they have to let go of me. If that time comes, however, I would be happy to say that I know what kind of company I want to work for. I know my worth as an employee because Athliit taught me that.
What about you? Do you smile as well every time you go to work? I sure hope so! If not, maybe it’s time for you to think about what makes you really happy. Ask yourself, are you surviving or are you living?