This is a place to share your experience as a remote worker.

Our mission is to learn the truth of remote work to make it better in the future.

  1. Started working remotely with 100% remote team. Haven't seen anyone's face. Communication is either teleconference or IRC. Too many people for video conference. Do you enjoy talking on the phone, unsure of when someone is about to speak? This could be the life for you.

  2. To everybody that says that working from remote you get lonely, you do less than being at the office, that shared offices are crap: fucking grow up. Stop complaining, stop losing time on Facebook or other shit, set yourself a schedule, talk to people. Go and fucking get off this site and do something.

  3. Last week I did a meeting marathon : twice a day, far away from each other. As result I shipped almost nothing during the week. I took four days to work remotely and focus, and my backlog is now clear.

  4. Productive remote work hours can often vary by type of role...Developers often like no distractions to allow them to crank on projects. Others, like community/marketing teams may prefer to be around people in an office environment. And others may like a combination! So this is where remote working can be a struggle. People finding a balance that works for them.

  5. I send detailed specs and information regarding projects through Slack, but my boss ignores all of it and has me re-explain everything on calls, only to later forget everything I said.

  6. I'm a huge advocate of remote working but I get waaay more done at the office.

  7. Mon: In the office, pulled into one distraction (read: meeting) after another. 5:00 approaches, I stress about my minuscule progress on real work. Tues - Thurs: Working from home, plowing through 2 weeks of backlog. I blast the boss' inbox with accomplishments. I feel awesome. Fri: Back in the office, my boss congratulates me on the great meetings that happened Monday. She asks where I was for all the meetings Tues, Wed, and Thurs. Wants me to work on being more available, these things are important.

  8. People that work remote are less productive than their peers in the office even though they will take every possible second to tell you how much better and more efficient it is.

  9. I'm paid for full time remote work, yet my productive hours are around 4 to 5 each day. I still deliver top quality code and I'm praised by the CTO. I still think I should be doing more, but I find it physically impossible.