TQ is accessible 24/7 for residents with key tags. The "building hours" are when the reception desk is open and the TQ team is in the building. They are as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 18:00
Friday: 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday: reception closed
Once you're inside you can leave whenever you want. Just know you won't be able to get back inside without a key after building hours.
Berry and Bram start their working days quite early, so you'll probably be able to get into our own office without a key as early as 7:30.
You can have your packages send to TQ so you don't have to stay home for important deliveries. If there is a spot on the order form for it, please include our name. This will make it easier for the people at the reception to place your package in the correct pigeonhole.
Name: “TQ Residents”
Note that currently only 5 GHz devices are supported on the “TQ Residents” signal. This is a long story, but 2.4Ghz doesn’t work in the centre of Amsterdam in a busy tech hub. If your computer doesn’t support it, you should probably get a USB dongle. Get in touch with Laura to arrange this.
TQ has printers located on every floor in the main corridor of side A. Make sure your settings are set to black and white so we can save the colour for important things. We’re operating on a fair use policy at the moment, so be kind to the trees! Think of the children!
Before you do anything:
+31 61 445 1613 - Laura Koenders (operations)
+44 74 250 14070 - Shona Lawson (operations)
+31 65 063 7735 - Mathys van Abbe (decision/strategy)
*Are you seeing a trend here? Most people will have a kinder mail adres. Just stick @kinder.world behind their first name.
Mathys is a busy man so if you want to discuss something with him you'll have to book a slot in his agenda. By using this tool you'll know exactly when he's available.
Step 1. Click on a time that works for you.
Step 2. Fill out your details and send the request on its way.
Step 3. Wait for Mathys to accept your request.
Step 4. Enjoy your time with Mathys!
To get to know Mathys even better, consider checking out this user guide he made. It will show you which ways of communicating work best when trying to get your way and what you might want to avoid ;)
You're sick, that sucks, go/stay home.
Let your team, your lead and Shona know that you are sick and when you expect to feel better.
Update everyone on how you are feeling if it takes longer then expected. Stay home until you are better.
Let everyone know when you are back.
When you re sick for a longer period of time, Laura will call you in sick with the Arbo, which is important for insurance and legal purposes.
Arbo helps us (you and Kinder) in case we need advice or help. They have experts and doctors on speed dial if needed.
Don't feel guilty for being sick.
Go to the doctor in time if you need to. Don't act tough.
If you have weird or vague complaints over a longer period of time, like headaches, bad sleep or panic-related stuff. Check your stress level and come to talk to your team lead and Laura to see if there is anything we can do.
In an ideal world, we’d like to have everyone in the office as much as possible because it is easier to work together, to share ideas and to communicate with one another on shared projects when we’re all in the same room! However, that’s not always possible. Which is why we have the option to work from home on occasion.
Generally speaking, working from home should be the exception and not the rule. As you can read more about here, it’s an option to be used at your discretion.
If you have made any costs for Kinder, please use this reimbursement form to make sure you'll be reimbursed for them. The process goes like this:
You pay for something Kinder related.
You ask for the receipt and keep it in a safe place.
At the beginning of each month, you collect all receipts for the previous month and upload/ scan them to be attached to an email to Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You fill out the reimbursement form and attach it to that same email. (Don't forget to include the BTW! For public transport this is 9%)
You send the email and Laura will approve of it, or let you know if any information is missing.
A couple of days/weeks later you'll have the money back into your account.
Protip: If you use a public transport chip card for Kinder related travels make sure you've got an online OV-chip account so you can download an official overview of all your travels as your receipt.
It is really important in all the pitches/grant applications/talks to emphasise that we are not an app! We are building an ecosystem focussing on awareness and tools to empower people to act. The app is one of the tools. Kinder World is an important tool to generate traffic (a lot of traffic), and the foundation is a tool to help figure out what are the most effective options for people to act on. We are not an app!
“We are not an app!!! I repeat, we are NOT an app.” - Boss man
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