Not exactly a remote-worker as of yet but I am on my journey. I left my permanent job at the end of 2017. It has been well over a year now that I'm jumping from gigs and also tried trusting a friend in a startup. Sadly, some really bad folks crossed paths with me who only wanted to swindle in this free market digital economy. A year ago, left a well-paid job. Top leadership were hungry for money & used social work as cover. Then I got swindled by a "friend" who needed help with his startup. Lost faith in humanity. Finished degree during the year 2018 & continued getting some remote work. Now jumping between the idea of going back to 9-5 job or do something that I always loved doing & that is writing.
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- Thinking about becoming a remote worker
- I miss having a permanent desk. 😔
I miss having a permanent desk. 😔
- Story 430
Had tough time getting people in the meeting on time. Given that the meeting schedule is fix for every meeting
- Story 428
I worked in a job that was "fully remote" but had a persuasion towards Pacific timezones for meetings. I moved to Asia thinking a once-weekly meeting at midnight or 1am when the clocks changed in the US, would be OK. It was not OK. If a remote company says they are fully remote and support travel, but also can't move the meeting time, make recordings or find better asynchronous ways to collaborate, then they're not really fully remote. In fact - real "remote" companies are few and far between.
- Story 427
I have two full time remote jobs, but the time zones are offset so they don’t overlap. Both companies are happy with my performance, but I have no idea what to put on my LinkedIn.
- Does working remote get lonely?
Does remote working for long periods of time get lonely?
- Story 390
Can anyone guide me on how to work from home? I know a lot of things, but I'm so confused.. :/
- Story 389
Moved to the country side, now I work over 4g network and feel good about it. It is amazing that I can do my work from here and not have to live in Paris or any other big city.
- Story 388
I got an offer from a Singapore based startup finesse digital but they cancelled the offer recently before i joined. I have already resigned from my existing employer. Talk about ethical work environment?
- Story 387
After 5 years working from home, I thought I knew how to handle going to the bathroom in the middle of an important 2hr meeting. I did not. I had to bring my phone into the bathroom, no video and on mute mind you, while I did my business.
- Story 386
A year and a half ago, my 3 month old puppy took a nice big shit on the floor while I was presenting work updates via conference call. I was well into my presentation and had to sit there and pretend there wasn't crap just sitting there, smelling. Now, still working remotely, a huge benefit is that I get to spend plenty of time with my dog and don't regret working in this manner at all.
- Story 385
My cranky non-remote worker was impatiently waiting for me to be on conference call for an hour, while I was struggling to extinguish the fire on top of my house.
- What's your perfect home office setup?
A cup of tea, baby's cradle and winters in your garden, the perfect office setup. Can't ask for more in life!
- Story 348
My significant other is still on vacation, at home and I'm trying to work. Somewhat of a challenge to have someone who's vacuuming and moving furniture around you when you're trying to focus on a complicated problem.
- Story 347
Who works at a startup and constantly have pointless Zoom calls/meetings? A quick email will suffice, just saying...
- Story 344
That moment when an unexpected wave of laugh catches you on a hangouts call, for no reason, and you're trying to control it 😂😳
- Story 343
When a call goes on for longer than you anticipate and your dog is anxious to go for a walk. And just then the bell rings. What do you do?
- Story 342
What's the worst during a meeting (video conf)? - Your cat pukes just next to you, and you try to stay calm. - Your AirPods die, and you can't hear anything for 2 minutes. I just had both in the same call.
- Story 341
Anyone ever got in corporate tax troubles (also when there is a bilateral agreement between your home country and your company host country) with you home country when having a remote company abroad (like through the Estonian e-Residency)?
- Story 339
I work remotely at a job in the same place I am at. I am so happy that they allowed me to work remotely even though the office is just around 30 minutes drive away. This shows that remote working doesn't have to be really miles away from where you are.
- Story 336
To work remotely you need to discipline yourself. However, if you master it, the life changes. You can enjoy the beaches of Valencia, fashion cafes of Milan and port of Lisbon while working.
- Story 335
I‘m afraid of people since I started working remotely. Not because I‘m used to be alone, but because I appreciate it even more.
- Story 334
Working remotely means I can drive my grandpa to the doctor in the morning and catch up with work whenever I can.
- Story 332
I love changing coffee shops where I work. God bless you laptopfriendly.co
- Story 331
When you entirely cannot understand what a colleague is saying on hangout calls due to heavy accent and just saying ’yes’ and ’that makes sense’ throughout the whole call. Then he invites you again and you keep telling him that texting on slack/emails are much more productive 😬😬