Creative Track

7 Things to Know Before You Get a Job At a Startup [Comic]

When people think of startups, ping pong, drinking at work, and general tomfoolery may come to mind. But for most, that’s not the reality.

Working at a startup can be thoroughly fulfilling, but there are a few things you should know before jumping into the void…


This comic was created by Skeleton Claw Comics for the Toggl team – the people behind the world’s no. 1 time tracking app.

And if Toggl is indeed accurate – and we are forced by our company policy to assume so – then the comic took us exactly 12 hours, 32 minutes and 48 seconds to create.

Don’t you guys have more important things to work on?

Probably! I’m waiting on our CEO to get back from vacation so I can confirm this. Do you mind if I get back to you?

So what else have you been working on?

Mostly the comics. We’re putting new and improved comics out every Thursday, so like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram if you want these delivered directly to where you waste all your time anyway! We also post on LinkedIn if you want to pretend you’re doing work.

In the meantime, give Toggl a spin (by clicking anything that looks like a CTA on this page). If you work for a startup, chances are you’ll need a time tracker.

Do you have any more startup comics?

If you’re jonesing for some more comics, you might enjoy this strip explaining IT jobs with a broken lightbulb. You might also want to check out this one showing why robots might not be so good at your job after all. 

If you work at an agency, you’ll probably appreciate our illustrated guide to the Seven Circles of Development Hell. Also, we have ranked the worst kinds of webdev clients using pirates.

If you have any ideas for the next one, or if you think we’ve missed an essential part of the startup life, let us know where it says “Comments”.
March 1, 2018