And now for something completely different. My name is Meaghan and I’m not going to talk to you about SEO. I know what SEO is, because I work in “the biz” as we call it (well…I’m calling it that, and I’m already doubting that decision), and I know basics about how to apply SEO, but I will probably never consider myself an expert in SEO.
That’s because I work with people everyday who understand SEO and the internet (and probably life in general) better than I ever will. Their knowledge astounds me as does their drive to be the very best at what they do. I’m just thrilled to be along for the ride.
I’m a writer and editor in the Phoenix office. I’ve only been here since June and yet I feel really at home here. I was just starting to look for a new job when a friend of a friend told me about iAcquire. He had such good things to say about the company, and more importantly, the people.
In October, I’m participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in NYC. I moved to Arizona in January to live with my aunt (also my Godmother) as she went through chemotherapy treatments. She’s healthy now, but it was a scary time. I wouldn’t wish that on any other family – and we’ve had a happy ending.
One of the great things about this company is the closeness of the staff. The co-founder and managing director of the company knows who I am – can you say that about your company? I also know that he chose a “fight breast cancer” design for his debit card and iAcquire will be sponsoring me as I take part in a 39 mile walk over two days simply because the people here believe in making the world a better place.
You know what else makes the world a better place? Music. We have music on in the office all the time. If you love it, you can jam with it and if you hate it just throw on your headphones and open Spotify.
Because EVERY COMPUTER* in our office has Spotify. So we can listen to our favorite music, find something new, suggest something to a coworker or listen to classical music for concentration. Amazing. To quote my favorite character on “Parks & Recreation,” Chris Traeger, “That idea is literally the greatest idea I have ever heard in my life.”
Also, we have ping pong. In the break room. If you like sitting at a table in a chair in a break room, you need not apply here. This break room is reserved for far nobler pursuits. Like holding a ton of food for a potluck; casual ping pong between a new hire and a veteran; or ultra-competitive ping pong between some of the seasoned office warriors. From time to time you’ll also see specialty games like “switch-em-out doubles” (I just named it that because I don’t think it had a name – until now).
Anyway, I get to spend 40 hours a week being creative and learning from some of the greatest minds in the industry. And these people are cool and weird and nice and awesome and just generally amazing. So if you see a job posting write a bomb cover letter to Melissa Pogan, start reading Gary & Cogswell and don’t forget to brush up on your table tennis!
*I couldn’t fact check this. But at least 98% of the computers, like maybe not a server or something, have Spotify. And neither myself nor iAcquire is getting promotional consideration from Spotify.