Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)*

Nice to meet you! I’m Margot, and I’ll be the new community manager round these parts.

I believe unequivocally that people are (pardon my language) the bee’s knees. I’m continually reminded of this at Ridejoy, which is why I’m so delighted to be working here. I’ve spoken to many of you through email and you’ve all been incredibly open to telling me about your(awesome)selves, so I thought I’d reciprocate.

I’ve included a number of facts about myself below (the majority of which are largely true!)

  • I’m a voracious devourer of podcasts, sandwiches and less occasionally, children.
  • Sir Winston Churchill once referred to me as “a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a margot” at my knighting ceremony in 1952.
  • My absolute favorite romantic zombie comedy (i.e. rom-zom-com) is Shaun of the Dead. It also happens to take the cake for my favorite movie of all time. No. of times watched: upwards of seven. (Accept no substitutes. I’m looking at you, Zombieland!)
  • After participating in the vibrant CouchSurfing communities in Europe and Hong Kong, I’m officially head over heels for the ethos of collaborative consumption and the joys of connecting with strangers. To quote George Saunders, “It’s a big world, and I really like it.”
  • I love how common ridesharing is across Europe and I believe that we can fundamentally change the way Americans view ridesharing with Ridejoy.
  • I’ve always been intrigued (and touched) by the kindness of strangers in online communities like MetaFilter. I’m exhilarated by the opportunity to help foster a supportive and warm ridesharing community from scratch.
  • I firmly believe terrific customer service is one of the best things since punctuation/sugar-free pudding/professional wrestling.

Anyway, always feel free to give me a shout at margot@ridejoy.com, tweet me @margotleong, or say hi through the chat widget. I can’t wait to meet you.

*Fun fact: The title of this blog post is also the same as the title of my original cover letter for this job. As well as a reference to a splendid children’s book.

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chuckc 5 pts

wow deff greatest resume ever!

...so, where's the kitten?

There ought to be a competition that incorporates punctuation, sugar-free pudding, and professional wrestling. The intersection between pudding and wrestling is pretty obvious - it's mud wrestling, but more delicious. Punctuation is more of a reach. I could possibly see it playing out at a comic book convention, with Roy Lichtenstein type commentary being scrolled across the live feed. Or the Scripps national spelling bee? I can envision a new bumper sticker gaining prominence across the nation: "My kid can make your honor student eat puddin'"

What an unholy trinity.

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  1. [...] The backstory: After posting our Community Manager position last October, we received a ton of applicants, including the one and only Margot. [...]

  2. [...] Jason Shen and his co-founders were hiring a community manager for their Y-Combinator startup, Ridejoy and Margot Leong was one of many candidates who applied for the position. Like the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter, submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social profiles to make sure everything was kosher. But the other thing Margot did — and the others didn’t do — was create a three-minute long slideshow explaining why she should be hired. This wasn’t some boilerplate slideshow — it was perfectly personalized for Ridejoy and even poked fun at the co-founders’ hairdos. Perhaps best of all, Margot’s cover letter was titled, “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)” [...]

  3. [...] Jason Shen and his co-founders were hiring a community manager for their Y-Combinator startup, Ridejoy and Margot Leong was one of many candidates who applied for the position. Like the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter, submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social profiles to make sure everything was kosher. But the other thing Margot did — and the others didn’t do — was create a three-minute long slideshow explaining why she should be hired. This wasn’t some boilerplate slideshow — it was perfectly personalized for Ridejoy and even poked fun at the co-founders’ hairdos. Perhaps best of all, Margot’s cover letter was titled, “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)” [...]

  4. [...] Jason Shen and his co-founders were hiring a community manager for their Y-Combinator startup, Ridejoy and Margot Leong was one of many candidates who applied for the position. Like the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter, submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social profiles to make sure everything was kosher. But the other thing Margot did — and the others didn’t do — was create a three-minute long slideshow explaining why she should be hired. This wasn’t some boilerplate slideshow — it was perfectly personalized for Ridejoy and even poked fun at the co-founders’ hairdos. Perhaps best of all, Margot’s cover letter was titled, “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)” [...]

  5. [...] Jason Shen and his co-founders were hiring a community manager for their Y-Combinator startup, Ridejoy and Margot Leong was one of many candidates who applied for the position. Like the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter, submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social profiles to make sure everything was kosher. But the other thing Margot did — and the others didn’t do — was create a three-minute long slideshow explaining why she should be hired. This wasn’t some boilerplate slideshow — it was perfectly personalized for Ridejoy and even poked fun at the co-founders’ hairdos. Perhaps best of all, Margot’s cover letter was titled, “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)” [...]

  6. [...] Jason Shen and his co-founders were hiring a community manager for their Y-Combinator startup, Ridejoy and Margot Leong was one of many candidates who applied for the position. Like the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter, submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social profiles to make sure everything was kosher. But the other thing Margot did — and the others didn’t do — was create a three-minute long slideshow explaining why she should be hired. This wasn’t some boilerplate slideshow — it was perfectly personalized for Ridejoy and even poked fun at the co-founders’ hairdos. Perhaps best of all, Margot’s cover letter was titled, “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)” [...]

  7. [...] the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter (titled “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)“), submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social [...]

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  9. [...] the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter (titled “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)“), submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social [...]

  10. [...] the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter (titled “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)“), submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social [...]

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  14. [...] the other potential employees, she spruced up her resume, wrote a solid cover letter (titled “Are You There, Ridejoy? It’s Me, Margot (Your New Community Manager!)“), submitted five ideas for developing the Ridejoy community and combed through her social [...]

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