Working on a Mozilla offices space (take 3!) (Sharon Bautista)

Sharon Bautista sbautista at mozilla.com
Fri Mar 10 16:22:41 UTC 2017


Hi everyone,

Jumping in a little late... I'm pretty content with my home office
situation, but I would very much like to see you all more than I did last
year. I'm in for Friday co-working as well as happy hours.

I'm volunteering at Hive Chicago Buzz on Friday, so I'll see some of you
then.

Sharon


On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 5:09 PM, <chicago-request at mozilla.org> wrote:

>
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 10:50:51 -0600
> From: Robert Bryan Friedman <robert at mozillafoundation.org>
> To: chicago at mozilla.org
> Cc: "J. Ryan Stinnett" <jryans at gmail.com>,      Ann Marie Carrothers
>         <annmarie at mozillafoundation.org>,       Samuel Dyson
>         <sam at mozillafoundation.org>, larsberg at mozilla.com
> Subject: Re: Working on a Mozilla offices space (take 3!)
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> Howdy y'all,
>
> FWIW I'm not gonna use the office because it'd be an unreasonable commute
> from Austin, TX (love that I'm still on this list tho) but I'm psyched this
> is coming together.
>
> I cannot overstate the value and service to the mission that even
> occasional connections w/ MoCo folks (like Friday co-working) offers your
> MoFo colleagues!
>
> Do it for the community (think about the children!), but also, do it for
> yourselves because you know it goes both ways!
>
> Cheers,
> Robert
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 7, 2017, at 10:36 AM, Jon Petto <jpetto at mozilla.com> wrote:
> >
> > See, I didn?t even know I had a yearly budget. :)
> >
> > My internet does not cost $3k/year. I should have funds to contribute.
> >
> >> On Mar 7, 2017, at 10:21 AM, Lars Bergstrom <larsberg at mozilla.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> In 2017? :-)
> >>
> >> It's either $3k / year in expenses (chair, desk, internet, etc.) or
> $350/month. And Rob explicitly said that if you're already set up from
> prior years and not expensing ongoing things, you'd be eligible.
> >>
> >> That said, I'd never expect anybody to ditch out on the comp'd internet
> for an occasional meetup space! I just don't get any benefit from the
> stipend because it's included in my building assessments, so I don't have
> any way to easily expense it back to Mozilla.
> >> - Lars
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 10:18 AM, Jon Petto <jpetto at mozilla.com> wrote:
> >>> I?m in the same boat as Kumar and Ryan. I?d love to meet up once per
> week/on Fridays, but already used my remotie dollars for a desk and chair.
> >>>
> >>>> On Mar 7, 2017, at 10:07 AM, Lars Bergstrom <larsberg at mozilla.com>
> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> FWIW, I also would probably only use the space once a week. I just
> don't use any of the remote / home work stipend anyway, so personally it's
> worth the paperwork to get a nicer spot for our Friday gatherings and to
> host workweeks.
> >>>>
> >>>> Also, from talking with Rob, in similar situations he's still been
> able to negotiate a "guest membership" for the folks who aren't actively
> paying so that you can still expense the occasional day pass or workweeks.
> Separate from the $350/month, he seems supportive of being able to host
> workweeks in other locations, particularly ones like Chicago that have a
> nice mix of travel accessibility and MUCH cheaper hotels & flights than
> SF/Paris/London.
> >>>> - Lars
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 9:20 AM, J. Ryan Stinnett <jryans at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>>> I think my situation is similar to Kumar's: I don't think I'd
> commute to an office enough to make it worth it, but I'm happy to join the
> next Friday meetup.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> - Ryan
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 10:54 PM, Kumar McMillan <
> kmcmillan at mozilla.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> Interesting. I thought about it for a minute. I don't know if I
> would realistically commute to an office more than once a week. Thus,
> retaining my home office expense is probably more optimal for me.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Regardless, count me in for another Friday meetup sometime! I would
> prefer to do something more like co-working instead of a happy hour --
> co-working, as in a longer window of time that people can drop in and out
> of, do work, and say hi.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 3:59 PM, Lars Bergstrom <
> larsberg at mozilla.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>> I have been working with WPR and Sam and Ann Marie from MoFo to
> revive the Chicago office space conversation.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> The short version of the situation is: if you are a remote MoCo
> employee and are NOT currently expensing your home setup (chair, desk,
> internet, paper, etc.), then you have the option of "contributing" your
> $350/month coworking space budget towards an improved Chicago office
> location. Billing details tbd (but hopefully consolidated and not actually
> N individual bills & expenses).
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Please reply (privately to myself / Sam / Ann Marie or to this
> thread, if you prefer) if you are interested in using your budget towards
> this and would therefore like to be involved in the space selection.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> The longer version is that WPR is still not "creating" new offices
> and is sticking with their policy of asking remote employees to get their
> own space. They (rightly) have observed that people from scattered teams
> basically leave offices like Boston empty and just get together on Friday
> for a griping / hacking session.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Since MoFo has a colocated Hive team and need for a dedicated
> space, I was hoping that we could add on some MoCo budget to get some
> floating desk space, day passes, a space to hold meetups, and conference
> rooms that we could reserve for small to medium workweeks (say, < 12 people
> for a week). If it's big enough, I'll even put an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive
> roomscale VR setup in the space for people to use / demo when I'm not
> working on it.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Regardless, once the weather sorts out whatever in the world it's
> doing, I'll start bugging people again for monthly Friday meetups at a
> coffee shop or similar :-)
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Thanks and hope you're all doing well!
> >>>>>>> - Lars
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
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