WHERE I WORK: Jason Rzepka, Account executive, Atomic Tech PublicRelations

How long have you been in your job? 14 months.

Describe the space you work in - This varies by the day and by the hour.

We don't have assigned spaces at work, so some days I'll be working at

one of the 15 nondescript, non-walled cubicles in a wide-open hall with

20-foot ceilings. Other times, I'll work at a 10-foot Herman Miller

table with my other three teammates. Some days it's more productive for

me to just set up shop in my Nob Hill apartment and use my

company-sponsored cell phone and DSL to pitch journalists in my


Who is the smartest person you work with? I guess our CIO James Hannon

would technically qualify as the smartest, but he walks a fine line

between smart and nerd. For crumb's sakes, the man reads Wired


How often are you still there when the cleaners come around? They

usually come around on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30pm, so always! I'm

such a workaholic.

What is the best thing about working there? The freedom. I've never

worked anywhere before Atomic where nobody micromanages. That means a

bit more responsibility and personal accountability for each individual,

but if you can handle that, the ensuing trust you get feels better than

a brand-new gabardine jumper.

What is the worst thing about working there? Polish sausage runs to

Costco. Whenever I announce I'm going to grab a $1.50

Polish-and-Coke combo, I hear at least three people ask, "Can you get me

one too?" You try carrying four-foot long dogs and large sodas across

10th Street during lunch-hour traffic.

What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Playing hard bop

when our technophile CIO is in a bad mood. With all respect for

individual preference, what kind of a red-blooded American doesn't like

jazz music?

What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year?

Everybody's talking about "Veggie Bootie."

Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office - Though you'd never

guess it in a million years, all of the guys at Atomic are straight.

Number of employees: 18

Address: 1379 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 703-9454

Web: www.atomicpr.com

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