1. It's been one month now and I'm starting to talk to my cat. I hope she can get me out of my comfort zone!
  2. Right now i'm doing work at home, my laptop crash 3 months ago while i had alot of projects on going, i had to borrow 3 laptops from friends turn by turn each month to complete my task, suddenly some kind soul came to me a bought me a new macbook pro 15inch 2018 i7 laptop, now i have to clear last 3 months work while going broke, and now i can't take other new work, only time will tell how hardcore my life is right now. But i found remotestories.com, maker's kitchen and product hunt, keep me productive and sane to speak to new people who are same industry with me, i continue to finish my stuffs. After that i need a break to eat something nice, pray to god and also meet some awesome people. Of course nature, island-hopping and good food is needed. TRUE STORY. - https://twitter.com/fajarsiddiqfs
  3. Remote work is superior because if you start crying during a meeting you can just pretend you have a shitty wifi connection, turn your video off and try to keep it together until it's your turn for a status update
  4. I wake up, go downstairs and I'm at work. I finish work and watch Netflix and go to bed. Rinse, repeat 5 or 6 days a week. Sometimes 7 as I work for myself. This isn't healthy.
  5. Lots of high-profile companies reached out for interviews, but once I told them I am only looking for full-time remote positions, they all silently disappeared. It's really really hard to get a full time remote job even if you have a competitive resume and career. People don't appreciate your time and effort because you are just another tiny voice on the internet, and they can easily turn you off.
  6. My favorite thing about remote work is the freedom to work wherever I want either from a coworking space or a neighborhood cafe as long as I’m productive, I’m happy.
  7. It turns out that the clocks go back and forward on different dates in the US and Europe. Two meetings were rescheduled because I was not aware of that.
  8. This was my last day in Antwerp, Belgium. I sat in a café in the vicinity of China Town, had a Flat White, some cake and wrote an article for a client. A few hours later, I was sitting in a bus to Nijmegen (Netherlands). The internet wasn’t working in Belgium, but once I entered the Netherlands, I was online — and I wrote two more articles on the way. I love to be productive whenever and wherever I can. Wasting time is not an option — time is much too precious.
  9. I've been remote for a few years and sometimes, I feel like my teammates are part of my daily life when in fact I see them only once or twice a year. I can't wait for the next team gathering.
  10. I worked for a popular tech startup remotely for a while, hiding the fact I lived at home with my parents to save money and get out of debt the entire time. Also I had to work from coffee shops to get anything done. At home it was too easy to sleep, watch TV, and be lazy.
  11. When working remotely I struggle to unplug and stop working. I forgot where my off-switch is located.
  12. Night is when I’m most productive. No distractions, only Snow Patrol and the tungsten glow of my Fl.ux powered laptop screen.
  13. I commute 3 hours to work, to sit in a stuffy, noisy open plan office. "Managers" outnumber developers and spend the day blabbering loudly about what they did with their free time, and how awesome they are. My colleagues all use headphones so we communicate over Slack. I miss working from home, at least I could hear myself think.
  14. Having been working remotely for 4 years, I humbly think that working remotely alone is great for focused, deep work, but it is not ideal for communication, which are both required for optimum productivity for a software development team (obviously a one-person-team would be the exception). Ideally a working space should be just big enough for the development team to sit close to each other, but should allow offices with doors for the team members to do their focused work a few hours a day.
  15. I went from a job where I felt under-appreciated to a remote position that pays far better. I still can't shake the feeling there's no real connection between my worth, my pay, and my time. It's making it very hard to churn out good work from home. It feels like a gilded cage.
  16. I quit my high-paying corporate job 8 months ago to start the "remote lifestyle" as my number 1 passion is to travel. However as a social person, the first thing I noticed was the lack of social interaction that you have in offices with your colleagues. So now I've made it my priority to solve this issue by bringing together a community of remote workers to work, live, and travel the world together :) (we're called "The Remote Trip")
  17. I was conducting a video interview from home. Then my wife walked into the frame with her bath towel on after taking a shower. When she realized I was on a call, she froze in shock briefly before scampering off in embarrassment. The guys on the call played it cool and acted like nothing happened. Yep.
  18. I miss people and air conditioner :(
  19. I may look coiffed during our Skype meeting but fair warning, from the waist down it's all pyjamas and bunny slippers.
  20. Co-founders losing interest mid-project, both of them have full time jobs and I'm a work at home freelancer. All we have now is a half built app and lots of wasted time. Looks like I screwed up again. 😤
  21. I have spend 3 consecutive days in hood fleece pajamas, dodging video calls not to be unmasked because " i have some bad internet connection those days so we better make audio call only"
  22. They say working remotely is the most productive way nowadays and here I am on my 3rd hour of YT-ing and I can't stop. Perhaps, this isn't for me because for you to be productive, you need to have an extreme level of self-discipline to survive this.
  23. Juggling multiple remote jobs across multiple continents -_- Hope I don't break
  24. What to do with who seeks you after the error?
  25. After 10 years of working in the office environment, I took a remote job at a fully distributed company. Here are some observations: - In the regular office, showing up is a part of your job. When you have off days, you can just look productive by running small errands and doing busy work to stretch the deadlines :). After getting the remote job, I wasn't sure how I can use this off-day copying strategy, what is the minimum amount of work I should be doing in order to look productive? After 6 months, this fear went away. It's just a different paradigm, you dont need to pretend to be busy. - I'm an extrovert and I had no idea how easy it is to slide all the way to the other side of the spectrum. After spending all day working alone, letting people back into your own space, be that your significant other or friends got quite challenging. - I miss "shoot the shit" moments of the office environment the most. Pretty much all of my remote co-worker interaction are goal/project/work driven. It's hard to make space for casual convos. - If you are working from home, it's best to have a dedicated room with a door to your office, overwise the line between work and home will get blurry and it will cause some drama with your significant other. - Remote workers tend to be senior level contributors, gaining confidence in proposing ideas and fighting the imposter syndrome is going to take extra time. - I'm yet to establish a good morning routine, starting to actively document my days to get a better understanding of why some days are awesome and some are a total wash. - I'm getting better at being more disciplined with my time management, but it is still a struggle. - I got the remote job after moving to a new city which added another level of complexity when it comes to socializing. Hanging out with my new coworkers in real life is not an option, nor my old friends after the move. So I'm looking into volunteering opportunities to start building my new social network. In general, I'm learning to be more patient and nicer to myself. Adjustment takes time and you cant force it.