I’m back from the MySQL EMEA Support Team meeting.. and it was just fantastic!
Most know that MySQL is a virtual company and we don’t see to much colleagues. Most goes via our internal IRC server, email and phone. However, we in Support for example, try to meet up each year. This year we did it a bit differently by actually gathering and actively doing support together (in Bielefeld, Germany). You know, like in a real office!
The cool thing about the EMEA Support Team, and I can safely say this for the global Support Team, is that we simple play along very well. Each of us comes with baggage of experience when joining MySQL. Most importantly, we think mostly alike. When we disagree we settle or make it better. For people only meeting up once a year or less it is just spectacular!
It’s also lots of fun and drinking beers, socializing and sleeping together.. I mean sharing rooms! Fact that I had my birthday (turned 30) didn’t make it easy for me (always a bit down then..) but my colleagues got me in the hotel alright.
Anyway, we’re looking for more Support Engineers all over the world! It’s not an easy job, it’s challenging and you got work from home (not as easy/good as it sounds, btw). But damn, it’s the BEST job in the universe!