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.

  1. #522 commented

    Still, it's very important to socialize. Take _some_ time to interact with your coworkers, work-related or not.

  2. #657 commented

    That's actually the way to go since people don't want interruptions. It helps to have a separate Slack channel for random stuff that people can unsubscribe from.

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