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  1. There is this client of mine, we only involve in volunteering, collaboration and some services we offered. After finish the project, he annoyingly find faults with us for no reason because we make contacts with the community. He is afraid of losing his market and control of the community. You can't control people who we communicate with, whereas you're doing for business and we are doing on personal cause. There are people out there who greedy for money, they are knowledgable but they like to stir stories around. We are glad that we communicate with others, they told us about all these information. They make used of us as much as they can and also called us "workers" whereas we are collaborators only, working for a specific project time frame given. And now he is texting us all over whatsapp because he saw we building another project which has nothing got to do with him, his business, his brand, his marketing and the list goes on. These people are really pain in the ass. They are nothing but just greedy beyond control, it's fine to do what they want, it doesn't bother us. But now we have our own project. We are not ever a business, we just helping others in need with a small amount of money target to provide basic necessity to live. We are upset by the way this founder's behavior. We are very patient with whatever communication and we are clear about any discussions. He told us this is bad. But in our opinion, we are not disturbing his business nor his partners. We are just helping out a cause. We are so done. I am so done. I'm so tired thinking about this kind of people in my life. It sucks really.

  2. Being sick while working remotely is the worst. It’s hard for me to draw a line between work and rest. I want to work but I need to rest... but my laptop is so close and I just need to do one thing... I need help, please give me your tips

  3. I started hating NDAs so much, like with a burning passion. Let me show my work and get more clients, assholes!

  4. I think i need to let myself work on the things i care about and get excited but somehow i feel like i’m in my own world

  5. I've been working remotely for so long, I don't own a winter coat. During winter you'll find me working from my cosy office.

  6. It has challenges but I love being a remotee. Office again after 2.5 years as a remotee? Fuck no! I think I could go like this for at least 10 years.

  7. Pro of remote work loneliness is that I am much more creative. Being alone helps me have ideas and really develop them in my mind. In an office, this process would be interrupted by many other things. This is an interesting counterpart.

  8. "I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work." https://youtu.be/djdQDsB55QI (Apologies if it's been done to death already)

  9. Pro: Hard to find last minute afterwork beer friends Con: Hard to find last minute afterwork beer friends

  10. The biggest secret that no one will admit is that coworking spaces are the least productive places to work and pretty much cafeteria to socialize.

  11. Working remotely is a sure proof way to increase your caffeine intake, find ways to do anything but the work you need to do and to tell yourself that you'll do it just after you "insert random excuse". Remote work is basically procrastination with half hour work frenzies when the deadlines start piling up. Still beats 9 to 5 though.

  12. Remote work has pros & cons for an employer, but it gets you the best people to work on a product. You shouldn't limit yourself to a few guys near your area. The Internet is now prevalent, so unless the job requires physical labour, you have the entire globe at your disposal.

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. When working remotely I struggle to unplug and stop working. I forgot where my off-switch is located.

  23. Night is when I’m most productive. No distractions, only Snow Patrol and the tungsten glow of my Fl.ux powered laptop screen.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.