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 348
- 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.
- 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 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 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 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 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 389
Moved to the country side, now I work over 4g network and feel good about it. It is amazing that I can do my work from here and not have to live in Paris or any other big city.
- 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 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.
- Story 175
I just work with my cat on the desk.
- Story 332
I love changing coffee shops where I work. God bless you laptopfriendly.co
- 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 347
Who works at a startup and constantly have pointless Zoom calls/meetings? A quick email will suffice, just saying...
- 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 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 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
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Story 157
I have been operating 3 companies remotely since last 2 years. One is 3 year old in fact, I now operate team of about 28 people, all working remotely and we have never ever faced any issue with remote working lifestyle. Everything is super great and I believe its all about the execution.
- Story 311
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.