At home, I can 💩 in total peace.
- Story 129
- Story 77
I've been working remotely for over a decade, and I can never go back to working in an office. I think this limits my career options in the future, as most senior positions require you to be physically on site.
- Working from home in PJs
I love working from home, yet my partner, family and friends doesn't accept that I AM working. "Why didn't you do the dishes?" Well, I had a goddamn deadline. So what if i'm still in my PJs.
- Conference call difficulties
I'm so fed up with the endless hassle in phone & video conferences with my peers - "can you hear me?", "can you see me?", "can you see my screen?", "sorry, I was on mute", "can you give me control?", ...
- 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 210
I don't think I could ever work in an office again.
- The remote beach life
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.
- Story 242
I hate Slack. So many miscommunication issues :(
- Story 91
One of the best benefits of remote work that nobody talks about: you don't get sick. Back in the time, I used to work in an office every day I was sick every quarter. Now when I got sick is one time in the entire year and it goes alway really fast.
- Story 111
Left my full time job to work less. I was working less with my full time job.
- 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 248
I took an hourly rate at my current job because I was still relatively junior and I didn't really understand the difference between billable time and administrative time. I also didn't find out until too late that we bill down to the minute. My boss actively and aggressively tries to minimize time logged to only 100% billable/productive time, to the point where after I factor out communication and various office tasks I can never really log more than around 4 hours in a day unless I'm working an insane amount. I once woke up at 7am and logged 9 hours of work in a day. I only stopped for meals and I went to bed that night shortly before midnight. Now I'm completely burnt out after 7 months, and my productivity has dropped drastically over the past few weeks to the point where I'm either calling in sick or actively avoiding my superiors all day. I'm agonizing over whether I should quit first or if I should try to hold on until I find another job (I would've fired me by now). I don't have very much money saved and I have student loans. Plus, my boss has basically destroyed my self confidence. I'll never take hourly pay for this type of work (outside of freelance) again.
- My favorite remote work spot
My favorite thing is working from the neighborhood climbing gym's cafe. They have good wifi, and we can take a sport break anytime!
- Story 115
I like turtles
- 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.
- 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 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 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 224
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.
- 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 😬😬
- Story 390
Can anyone guide me on how to work from home? I know a lot of things, but I'm so confused.. :/
- Story 97
I wanted to hire a guy to be onsite, but my boss insisted on a remote guy like me. He was never available when we needed him so we fired him. Next guy was the same, getting drunk on conference calls and died of a heroin overdose. I then had to go onsite as a team of one since the client stopped trusting remote workers.
- 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 305
When working remotely I struggle to unplug and stop working. I forgot where my off-switch is located.
- Story 306
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.