“Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing.”
- Robert A. Heinlein, “To Sail Beyond The Sunset”
I want to make two comments about that quote; firstly it pretty much sums up working at Microsoft, secondly that is on an e-mail signature of one of my colleagues Dave Wickert (PowerPivot Geek) and illustrates some of the freedom we have. This ethos is partly why I stay at Microsoft, the other being trust and mutual respect; I am trusted to be smart on my blog and my ideas are respected on merit.
I mention this because occasionally I am asked if there are any jobs here, and yes there are, all detailed on the Microsoft vacancies portal for the UK. It’s how I applied 4 years and although the process was time consuming and tough I can definitely say it was worth it.
So if you want to do what you love then you could do worse than apply.
PS that’s where the Do What You Love icon on my blog takes you
PPS my other favourite e-mail signature is from private cloud expert Tim Cerling:
..with enough thrust, pigs fly just fine