1. Video on or off when you're having catchups with colleagues or clients?

  2. My Pokemon Go app has become pretty much redundant since I started working from home. I don't live anywhere near a Pokestop. My previous office was a sweet spot within range of 2 Pokestops and a gym. I levelled up a magikarp to a gyarados in 3 days. Been missing that kind of action

  3. Working so close to, or sometimes in, the kitchen + not hitting anywhere near the step count I used to from walking to work everyday = putting on the pounds

  4. I feel that working remote for more than 4 weeks on a go sucks out all my motivation. I have to then do a tour of some of my physical offices and get some energy from there. This does not mean that the people working from office are more motivated.. just that it seems that you value what you do more when you see all those faces :)

  5. If I didn't work remotely, I would never get the leaves out of my yard.

  6. Most of the company I work for is remote. At home I have windows that look out to a park, an espresso machine, and I can blast my techno music. Recently tried a cubicle job that paid a bit more, but couldn't get past the lack of windows, cameras watching me, and coworkers in tears. I lasted less than a week.

  7. When working at a coffee shop, I hate going alone because then I have to take my computer with me when I have to go poop. The struggle is real.

  8. As a remote worker, my only complaint is that my Laptop charging is broken. I have to switch off it when battery is out. Thank you Lenovo for this :(

  9. Music is in da house all day long, I can't do it in an office (fucking open space).

  10. Huge proponent of a mix of work. Like, maybe 3 days at office and 2 days from home. I have found my self to be more productive when switching the environment like this.

  11. I come from a wealthy country and I am getting used to my lower salary. Jealous of remote workers with high salaries but I don't want to leave the team. I am also scared that my social skills are going to deteriorate because of all the time spent by myself and that if I want to come back to an in office job, I wouldn't know how to function in an in office job.

  12. I work at an office albeit remotely with my counterpart in our northern office. We're the only 2 that work on development, but it hasn't slowed us down. Working remotely at home is always a challenge unless you are strict on yourself and you have a home office dedicated to it. From the couch with a TV going is a distraction. Sitting at a desk in a comfortable but distraction free environment is perfect. Those of you thumb-downing Coworking spaces aren't doing it right. As members of the coworking group, it's your responsibility to make your surroundings productive and obstruction free. Setting personal boundaries and accepted rules for use of shared space

  13. Working at home used to be less productive for me, but since then my office has switched to open spaces. Now every couple of minutes someone will walk by, ask what I'm doing, where I'm going to lunch, where I've been for lunch, just making idle talk. Now I either come in at 5am to avoid everyone, or just work from home. Most of the time I'm in meetings so the productivity is pretty much the same either way. On days where I don't have meetings, just having a quiet space is the most useful thing for me to get work done.

  14. I live in a city that gets very cold in the winter and I feel lucky that I don't have to leave the house to work. I remember the misery of waiting for the bus outside on a below-zero day when I used to have a regular office job. I think of that when I'm warm and cozy in my bed, working. The downside is sometimes 3 or 4 days go by and I realize I haven't left my house.

  15. I'm a night person, I stay awake until 3am. Then I wake up at 9am. I nap a bit, read, watch movies, talk to the team, do some planning and a bit of work during the day. I take some breaks, pauses, do other stuff. Do work in between. I finish around 1-2am. Need better work/life separation.

  16. When the customer calls the biggest Logo and you think you'd just pull a kick in the face.

  17. One downside of working remotely is waking up at 8:00, it looks like your clock is just saying "BOO"

  18. I'm ceo of two startups and spend 7 hours per day working from my bed with only my computer. i get my company going from 7 to 20 employees in 3 months, the second one is planning to raise money soon.

  19. I turned to remote work to avoid the hassle of the visa process to move to San Francisco. I still get to work for a great tech company and learn a lot without having to take a gamble on visas. It gets lonely sometimes but I would never complain about it. The pros outweigh the cons hugely for me. I wish there were more fully remote teams though, so more skilled passionate workers from outside USA could take this path. : )

  20. I haven't used an alarm clock in ages. I was inducing myself a lot of stress right out of bed and this early stress was affecting my day. Once I stopped using the alarm clock, I've felt more energized. Funnily enough, I wake up systematically at the same time (say 8:27am), but on my own terms. That's one perk of remote work. No need to check in at the office at 9am sharp. It doesn't mean I'm slacking, I'm getting enough sleep and can work more productively troughout the day.

  21. I used to wear the same hoodie on every video conference call. I wonder if my team thought I had no clothing or that I wasn't even real. Just some robot out there chipping away at work.

  22. I worked remotely & now working in the office. I was productive when I worked remotely than now. People waste ~2hours travelling, ~1hour trying to look good and in the ~7 hours in office, most hours are wasted for unwanted chatter, meetings, greetings & fake smiles. Working remotely is surely lonely but I feel that better than what I do now. Sure, I miss those goodies,snacks, lunch and offsites when working remotely.

  23. The other day during a video conference with my team, my SO came and kissed me, not knowing I was on video. It felt so weird but everyone was cool with it.

  24. I was treated like shit. Yes, even in remote work you can't get away from bad bosses. And because of their decisions, I had to be the one dealing with users complaining. In an office you can be micromanaged. In remote work, you can also be micromanaged. My remote work environment suffered from: overengineering, micromanagement, being treated as expendable (and everyone was reminded of it), and people with anger issues using anger to control. Once, I was asked why I looked like I "didn't care" when someone had another video meeting-slash-shouting session at the team. Their control-via-anger doesn't work on me. And it bothered them. I guess you could say that I 'hit back'. Not in anger, but via other ways. Legal ways. Their 'Let's treat our remote employee like shit!' had backfired on them. My life is much better.

  25. 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.