Over the past year, my life has changed drastically in several ways, I had taken some decisions for myself but joining a start-up was a life-changing event for me, Working at a startup probably means you’re part of a small team, most likely in the single digits. Because of the nature of having such a small team, there is probably nobody else in the company who has the same skillset as you, approaches problems in the same way you do, or even thinks the same way you do.
Working at a startup offers a different type of reward: an incentive-based system that isn’t based on monetary value, but rather on skills attained and opportunities seized. The experience will outweigh the pay cut. I guarantee it.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from peers who have entered into a more-structured, corporate position is that they are generally stuck with their main task and don’t get to branch out into other areas.
When I joined Ubreathe, as the first member of the Operation Team, I remember the first task I was given to set up Ubreathe on E-Commerce platforms, before that moment I only knew how to buy things online.
Looking back on the past year that I’ve worked at Ubreathe, I’ve lost track of all the different tasks that I’ve been able to take part in, From finding the right screw for the products to sending a 500KG commercial consignment to Germany, from listing to the complaint of an angry customer to pitching the product to ministers of MoHUA, from delivering a product to nearby client to the running project for government organizations, working at Ubreathe has allowed me to try on a lot of different hats, even that weird one that you didn’t think you would ever like, but find out that I did.
And best of all, I work in an awesome atmosphere.
Let me count the ways:
- I wear jeans to work. In the summer, I wear sandals too.
- If there isn’t at least one really good joke in an hour, it’s probably a slow day.
- Everyone else who works at Ubreathe has the same drive and excitement for creation
- The startup community is a great, close-knit group. All around, people are coming up with innovative solutions to age-old problems or making that new tool that simplifies or enhances your life in some way.
- I can have a beer at work. (Although on a special occasion) ;)
Maybe more important than any other benefit of working at Ubreathe is the realization that hard work, creative thinking, and tenacity are worth a whole lot. Once you’ve created something of your own, something tangible and whole, something you can touch, feel, or use, you really begin to appreciate personal ownership.