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 388
- 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!
- Working on a SaaS product in your spare time
I use my non-billed time in the day to daydream about making a self-sustainable SaaS product and never have to work again ❤️
- Story 115
I like turtles
- 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.
- 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 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 😂😳
- Explaining remote work to your family
My family don't understand the concept of "Working From Home." They regularly turn up and expect me to do something other than work at the drop of a coin!
- 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 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 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 305
When working remotely I struggle to unplug and stop working. I forgot where my off-switch is located.
- Story 252
After 10 years of working in the office environment, I took a remote job at a fully distributed company. Here are some observations: - In the regular office, showing up is a part of your job. When you have off days, you can just look productive by running small errands and doing busy work to stretch the deadlines :). After getting the remote job, I wasn't sure how I can use this off-day copying strategy, what is the minimum amount of work I should be doing in order to look productive? After 6 months, this fear went away. It's just a different paradigm, you dont need to pretend to be busy. - I'm an extrovert and I had no idea how easy it is to slide all the way to the other side of the spectrum. After spending all day working alone, letting people back into your own space, be that your significant other or friends got quite challenging. - I miss "shoot the shit" moments of the office environment the most. Pretty much all of my remote co-worker interaction are goal/project/work driven. It's hard to make space for casual convos. - If you are working from home, it's best to have a dedicated room with a door to your office, overwise the line between work and home will get blurry and it will cause some drama with your significant other. - Remote workers tend to be senior level contributors, gaining confidence in proposing ideas and fighting the imposter syndrome is going to take extra time. - I'm yet to establish a good morning routine, starting to actively document my days to get a better understanding of why some days are awesome and some are a total wash. - I'm getting better at being more disciplined with my time management, but it is still a struggle. - I got the remote job after moving to a new city which added another level of complexity when it comes to socializing. Hanging out with my new coworkers in real life is not an option, nor my old friends after the move. So I'm looking into volunteering opportunities to start building my new social network. In general, I'm learning to be more patient and nicer to myself. Adjustment takes time and you cant force it.
- Story 314
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
- 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 348
My significant other is still on vacation, at home and I'm trying to work. Somewhat of a challenge to have someone who's vacuuming and moving furniture around you when you're trying to focus on a complicated problem.
- Story 207
I was secretly pooping during a few of my conference calls with my boss
- Story 385
My cranky non-remote worker was impatiently waiting for me to be on conference call for an hour, while I was struggling to extinguish the fire on top of my house.
- Working from your favourite coffee place
Coffee shops were amazing at first, but then i realised i couldn't go to the toilet without taking all my stuff with me :) Annoying when you got into a good rhythm.
- muted on conference call
You ever sigh so loud while muted on a conference call that Zoom thinks you’re trying to speak and asks if you want to unmute your microphone
- Story 214
I am paid for 24 hours work a week. I do 5. IMO, this is entirely fair. I am being paid for my value, not my time.
- Story 138
Doing yoga in my underwear during remote team meetings (voice only). Always feel guilt and like I'm getting away with something. Especially, knowing that the rest of the team had to wake up early and commute.
- Story 336
To work remotely you need to discipline yourself. However, if you master it, the life changes. You can enjoy the beaches of Valencia, fashion cafes of Milan and port of Lisbon while working.
- Story 347
Who works at a startup and constantly have pointless Zoom calls/meetings? A quick email will suffice, just saying...
- Remote workers are always professional, even with bunny slippers
I may look coiffed during our Skype meeting but fair warning, from the waist down it's all pyjamas and bunny slippers.
- Turning an old shed into an office
I have an old shed in our back yard that I'm dreaming of converting into a detached office so that I can avoid the distraction of my cat wanting more food.
- Story 334
Working remotely means I can drive my grandpa to the doctor in the morning and catch up with work whenever I can.
- Story 84
You dont have a "real" remote job unless it's 99% remote. None of this 3 days remote, 2 days on site bullshit.
- Story 162
This could be the most Millenial website ever. Here's my contribution: "I'm working from home today, and my kids are sick. They scream all the time and every twenty minutes or so I have to turn on a different cartoon for them or dose them up on some kind of drug. Come to think of it, it's not so very different from a normal day in the office."
- Story 332
I love changing coffee shops where I work. God bless you laptopfriendly.co
- Story 169
We are the remote workers. The remote work is a big power, but with great power comes great responsibility. Let's keep on demonstrating the world that this is the right path for a better and more effective society. Let's not become a bunch of lazy assholes.
- Story 324
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.
- The remote lifestyle
I quit my high-paying corporate job 8 months ago to start the "remote lifestyle" as my number 1 passion is to travel. However, as a social person, the first thing I noticed was the lack of social interaction that you have in offices with your colleagues. So now I've made it my priority to solve this issue by bringing together a community of remote workers to work, live, and travel the world together :)
- Remote off-sites are important for face time with co-workers
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.
- What do people think I do all day while I work remote?
I work next to a window, so sometimes I find myself thinking passersby think I'm just sitting here on YouTube all day even though I'm definitely working.
- Story 329
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
- What's your perfect home office setup?
A cup of tea, baby's cradle and winters in your garden, the perfect office setup. Can't ask for more in life!
- Story 428
I worked in a job that was "fully remote" but had a persuasion towards Pacific timezones for meetings. I moved to Asia thinking a once-weekly meeting at midnight or 1am when the clocks changed in the US, would be OK. It was not OK. If a remote company says they are fully remote and support travel, but also can't move the meeting time, make recordings or find better asynchronous ways to collaborate, then they're not really fully remote. In fact - real "remote" companies are few and far between.
- Story 105
When I first started working remotely, I desperately wanted to be "part of the team" and wasted a lot of energy asking lots of questions and trying to form relationships with my "coworkers" on slack. But then I realized that we're all happier if I just quietly get my shit done without bothering anyone. 9 out of 10 times I can figure out how to handle a situation on my own and I like the autonomy. I just pretend I'm working for myself.