Frequently asked questions
What are the usual working times?
In the mornings we usually start around 9:30am, but you’re welcome to come in earlier if that’s your thing, as all employees get keys to the office. In the evenings we usually finish between 6pm and 6:30pm. On rare occasions (e.g. a website launch) we might ask you to be in the office at an earlier or later time but this is the rare exception. Since we have a 38h work week, we leave around 4pm on Fridays.
When do we get paid?
If you’re an employee: during the last days of the month.
If you’re a freelancer: No later than 5 work days after handing in your invoice.
Please note that we can’t control how long our bank and yours need to forward the money.
No, you can’t get paid in bitcoin. Yet.
What’s the policy on home office?
It’s absolutely no problem to work from home from time to time … please inform your colleagues beforehand though, so that they are aware of you can’t attend meetings in person. Also add this to the out of office calendar, so that everyone know when you are not in.
Can I work remotely?
That depends. Admittedly we don’t have much experience with remote work, but we’re curious about it. So if you tell us early enough, we might be able to work something out.
What about professional development?
There is a budget for going to conferences, buying books or tools. Simply tell us what you need and we’ll try to make it happen. If it’s a bigger undertaking, like a conference or a workshop, we might ask you to give a short presentation of what you learned to your colleagues.
How do I take holidays?
We are using Personio for this, where you can login with your company mail address and request holidays. This request will be checked by your substitute and then hopefully granted. Add the dates to the Out of office calendar as well, so it shows up on the dashboard.
What can I post on social media?
The more the merrier, as long as you have the consent of all depicted persons. But please make sure there is no confidential information visible on the photo … it’s easy to accidentally capture a sticky note with a client name in the background. When in doubt, retouch it or talk to Harry, who controls the company accounts.
What if I’m late?
Post in the #out-of-office Slack channel to let your team know.
What if I’m sick?
Most importantly: Get well soon!
Also, post in the #out-of-office Slack channel and add it to the out-of-office calendar. If you’re sick for two consecutive days, we need a certificate from a doctor (for legal/tax reasons).
Can I have visitors to the office?
Can I freely talk about my work to friends and family?
Of course, as long as it’s not confidential. When in doubt, clarify that first when you join a project.
Can I host events at the office?
Sure, but naturally we’d like to get an idea of who’s coming, so let’s talk about it and we’ll try to make it happen. If it helps us as a company, we’ll also support you with a budget and give you a hand.
I want to discuss my role/growth/progression!
Sure. The 1on1 meetings would be a great place to start, but if those don’t happen or if it’s too urgent, talk to one of the founders in the same discipline as you. That would be Max/Lars/Lorenz for design, Harry for development, Lars for office management and Lorenz for strategy and project management. This doesn’t mean you’ll have the actual talk with that person, but we can get the ball rolling.
What is the office language?
English is the common denominator and everyone is fairly fluent, but we’d love to see you try some German. Recommended, but not required. 😉
Do I need to bring my own computer? Can I?
As a freelancer: most likely we expect you to bring your own laptop.
As an employee/intern we’d normally like you to work on a company laptop, for security reasons.
What kind of computers do we work on?
What does the company name stand for?
It literally describes what we do … the direct translation from German would be: thisthat.digital, but unfortunately that’s not quite as catchy as the German alliteration.
Also, it’s the domain name at the same time, which is a nice touch. ✨
I need something not listed here!
This is technically not a question, but sure, whatever it is, just ask. We don’t bite! 🐶