I have been working remotely for last 4 years. Spending time with my family and seeing my child grow up something I will never take for granted. While it does come with its challenges, I feel very lucky to be working remotely.
On Monday, I worked all day till 11pm. On Tuesday, I had meetings early morning and presented my work. In the afternoon, I went grocery shopping, worked on my garden, and had some me time because I finished all my work on Monday.
I'm dreaming about working remort...traveling the world...see new places and meet new people....and I'm following every top remort worker on twitter and reading about it. And then I remember....fuck.. I got 3 assignments due by Sunday -_-
I'm only the one developer in a remote startup who do all the development and i also get very less pay for this. the thing is I'm afraid that if I'll tell them to increase my salary they will cut my position.
I have been building sites and apps for years now but after my accident 7 months ago in a car crash, I kind lost the edge. Simple CSS fails me and now look like an imposter at work.
Decided to switch careers.
I find that working remotely vs be office, that I'm more responsive, more productive and more focused being remote. I think it's my inner conscience proving to myself and team that I am trusted and actually working hard. Not sitting at home watching day time tv.
There are times when it's tough working with colleagues in an office environment because you're someone who doesn't want to speak to people much. I feel like running away from this place, but it's being impossible. I badly want to secure a remote gig and move away from this place.
Working in South America for an Asian Startup, it is getting hard because i'm the only one working remotely and it feels like every meeting is a presentation selling "me" and the rest of the teams then decides if they buy or not, and they speak with each other in Chinese.
The good part is that i'm full time with a "Sillicon Valley" salary, but my productive time is less than 5 hours.
PS: I suspect that they secretly hate me
I carry a white bed sheet with me to tape on the wall behind me so the my team believe I'm always at the same co-working office in Hkg. The reality is I've been moving around and living by the beach in other counties. #winning
Through years of traveling, I’ve learned the importance of creating a dedicated ‘space’ within your environments where you can focus, thrive and be efficient. Posting up in random cafes doesn’t work for me – I get too distracted and spend more time trying to find a groove vs actually being in it.
Creativity can flourish anywhere as long as you give yourself the space and permission to do so.
I feel like my company doesn't appreciate how much money I save them by working remotely.
They don't have to make space for me in the office. They didn't buy my computer or any other equipment. They don't pay me for any of my time throughout the day doing anything other than work.
I used to have an office job, so I know how much time is wasted in an ordinary day. Time spent chit-chatting with co-workers. Time spent getting coffee or even just going to the bathroom. And yet I am the one who is treated with suspicion if an invoice shows I spent "too much" time on a project.