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Want a free day to work at Covo to try it out? Just tell them “Broke-Ass Stuart sent me” at the front desk. This offer is good till March 1st, 2018. 

I’ve been working from home for a long time. Too long really. So long I even made up this funny checklist of things to do before leaving the house if you work from home. Considering that my apartment doesn’t have a living room, my bedroom is not only where I sleep, but also serves as my living room and office. So I spend WAY too much fucking time there and it makes me go a little kooky…as if any kookier were even possible.

So that’s why I was so excited when Covo opened and asked if I wanted to be a member. Considering I’ve known the founders for years, and that I knew that they knew exactly what they were doing, I jumped at the chance to be part of it.

Real talk: putting on pants and going someplace to work is pretty amazing and a new experience for me. I’m no longer singing songs to my fridge about all the yummy stuff inside it. Because yes, that’s the kind of weird shit you do when you work from home; you stand in your underwear in the kitchen making up songs like “I’m gonna eat all your motherfucking bacon, bacon! All your motherfucking bacon, bacon!” Don’t act like you don’t do that shit.

Rebecca Brian Pan, one of Covo’s founders, was actually the first person who introduced me to the idea of coworking. I met her shortly after she started dating her now husband Jason Pan (who I’ve known for nearly 15 years) and she told me about NextSpace and how she cofounded it. Fast forward all these years and Rebecca and Jason have now opened their very own coworking space called Covo (duh), along with Rebecca’s brother Dan Brian. The whole thing is a family affair.

But anyways, you don’t care about that right now do you? You wanna know why I want you to come be my coworker, right? The main reason is that I’ve never had a work wife or work husband before…ok, I guess my fridge only kinda counts. I’ve never worked in an office environment before, so I figured since I’ll be running Broke-Ass Stuart out of Covo a few days out of the week, it sure would be cool to be surrounded with awesome people. Don’t get me wrong, there’s already lots of rad folks who work from there like Thunkable, Soma Pilipinas, and Kiva SF, BUT, there’s no such thing as having too many great people working out of the same place. So I want you to be part of it. I’ve already met some cool people there like Natalie, who invited me to her fried chicken pub crawl!

And being part of Covo is sweet! First off, it is nice and spacious! I keep finding little spots I didn’t realize were there. Plus it has a bar and café on premises, fast internet, good music, and a buttload of meeting rooms you can use. And there’s different ways you can use it. You can pop by and work hourly or you there are different plans where you can work monthly. Plus I heard a rarely available office just opened up for anyone who is looking for their own private space.

And they have super cool programming like when Madeleine Albright came and was a guest speaker at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser, and a monthly Tunes on Tap series featuring live music and drink specials.

So that’s why I want you to be my coworker. Working from home or from cafes has its benefits, but working from Covo has so much more to offer. Like me! Plus maybe we can convince them to not make us wear pants.


Disclosure: This is a part of a trade I’m doing with Covo. That said, I really do think it’s a wonderful place to be a member of and I’d love for you to work there with me!

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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