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If you get a job at Automattic, you don’t have to worry about moving. Hell, you don’t even have to get out of bed

The company, best known for WordPress.com, is completely distributed, meaning its 230 employees work from home. Or they can work from home. Matt Mullenweg, the CEO of Automattic, notes that the company has a physical headquarters in San Francisco. “Well, you’ve got to have somewhere TO get mail,” he explains. While a handful of employees work in the San Francisco office, the rest are flung across 170 cities. “It allows you to get the best and brightest people in the world,” Mullenweg says. Automattic gives its employees a monthly stipend of $ 250 to get a co-working space if their home office situation isn’t great. Read more…

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