I’ve had the pleasure of working as Flipp’s intern for the past four months and it’s been nothing short of amazing. Prior to working at Flipp, my idea of a “real job” included early mornings, a nine-to-five grind, crappy coffee, pantsuits, and uncomfortable shoes. That mental picture is the furthest thing from my reality here. I’ve really come to understand and appreciate the quote: “choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
As my time at Flipp comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on what made my experience so amazing. To state the obvious, the people here are both hilarious and supportive, the projects are always evolving, the work environment is upbeat and collaborative, and even the office music is great (most of the time). And did I mention the beer fridge? Don’t mind if I do! There are so many things that made my internship brag-worthy, it’s hard to pick just one. But that’s the point of this blog post, so I’m gonna try.
One thing that really stuck out to me during my internship was the exceptional degree of passion that Flippers have. I think that really made the difference in my experience. (That’s right! If you were wondering why Flipp has an extra P, there’s your answer: it stands for passion.)
Let me break this down. What do I mean when I say that Flippers are passionate? What does that look like? Walk with me…
What I mean is this: the people who work at Flipp are genuinely excited about the work they do. They always seek to raise the bar, not only for the sake of wowing the client (although we love doing that, duh), but also for their own gratification. Flippers get pumped when they see pieces of a project coming together. We’re enthusiastic – and obsessed – with every little element of a project. We live for that moment when the perfect idea comes out of a brainstorm, when we exceed client expectations, or when our conversion rate goes through the roof.
I suppose it’s easy to be passionate when your projects involve pizza and babies and weed and drones, but that’s beside the point!
Working with people who are passionate about their work has been beyond incredible, for two reasons.
1. work is enjoyable. Collaborating with passionate people is inspiring, motivating, and straight-up fun. Working with a supportive team like this one, Flippers make sure the whole team is involved. Throwing tasks at me left, right and center, this group of go-getters will get you climbing out of your shell in no time.
And 2. Passion produces quality. We don’t let mediocrity slide, because we’re too darn invested in making our work the best it can be. Flippers consider every angle – no details left uncombed.
After speaking with friends interning elsewhere in the city, there were often expressions of jealousy towards my work sitch. Not just because of the beer fridge (an obvious source of envy), but also my excitement about going to work, and the passion I felt towards our projects.
So, does the “P” word make me a real Flipper? If I could be a part of this passion-pumped team for years to come, well, that would be a dream come true.
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