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I'm Drew McLellan from edgeofmyseat.com


#1

Hello, I’m Drew, and I work with my wife @rachelandrew at edgeofmyseat.com, mostly working on Perch CMS. It’s probably best to read Rachel’s introduction for context on our business.

Personally, I dropped out of university in the late 90s after finding studying Computing with Management was way less interesting that all the freelance web development jobs I was being offered. From that point I worked in a lot of web design agencies as a developer, and then in 2006 took a job at Yahoo! in London, working in Search R&D.

I was never a very good employee. I didn’t know why until I joined up with Rachel as a partner in edgeofmyseat.com. Rachel and I can discuss and idea in the morning and ship it in the afternoon without needing anyone’s sign-off - we can do our own thing based on our own judgement. Sometimes we’re even right!

Anyway, that’s me. Pleased to be here.


#2

Welcome, Drew! Nice to have you here.

I’m with you on the “never being a good employee” thing. But I’m beginning to suspect, as I get older, that it may mostly have been the cause of not finding a good company to work for. As I’ve consulted with a few people over the years, I’ve found at least a few companies that, if I had been a full-time employee there, I’d probably have liked it.


#3

I can third the ‘never been a good employee’ thing - what, you mean I have to do the same basic thing… for years???