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No.18463

Do any of you work remotely? Either from freelancing, providing a service or actually being hired by a company remotely.

Tell us a little about your experience, how did you get to where you are now and on what area you work on (security, front end, back end etc).

  No.18474

>>18463
I work remotely for a fortune 500 company. I was hired through a recruiter and was found because I have quite a bit of open source contributions related to a specific ecommerce platform.

I work 9-5, Monday through Friday from my house. I only leave the house when it's absolutely necessary and I love every minute of it.

  No.18475

>>18463
I did a bit of freelance writing when I was finishing up my degree. It was nice to not leave the house, but it is like kicking dead whales down the beach constantly having to find clients to pay bills. Also saving for taxes, and paying insurance isn't fun.

  No.18478

>>18474
How much experience did you have before receiving this offer? How long ago did you start contributing to open source projects/how many professional positions you had before this one?

  No.18479

>>18478
> How much experience did you have before receiving this offer?
About 5 years professional experience. Another 10 or so of personal projects and such.

> How long ago did you start contributing to open source projects

10+ years, but the only projects relevant to this job were started about 3 years ago.

> how many professional positions you had before this one?

3. One of them was a stratup that I helped get off the ground while working another job, so they kind of overlap.

  No.18497

My job let's me work remotely whenever I choose. It's ok, but I prefer to go to work most of the time. Staying at home leads to too much fapping.

  No.18504

I've worked remotely for two months once. It was great at the beginning but I quickly started losing motivation and did less and less work each day. I think I need to be onsite to be truly productive.

  No.22011

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>>18463
It would seem like <-- would be satisfying, but it's really not. In the moment, sure, sometimes, but not overall at least for me.

Yes,I work remotely, but I'm considering picking up a part time job doing almost anything. I am way, way more productive when I have some bit of external structure in my life. Like I would earn more money freelancing if I actually spent some time working elsewhere.

  No.22102

>>22011
That's a highly subjective opinion. I'm not very productive in corporations, the whole environment and social structure stresses me far too much, i'd rather work sucking dicks for a dollar than have to work at a tech company again ever in my life.

Remotely i have independence/control, thus, i feel safer and i can be more productive.

  No.22124

I had the choice of working from home for a frontend job (not what I work on most of the time) because the commute was too long, so I did just that about 90% of the time.
Frankly, it's tiring. You end up not doing anything most of the time, and working in the same place you sleep and generally live in is taxing on your mental health.
You tend to associate thoughts and memories with a certain place, and if you work from home you'll always be thinking about work, even when you're not supposed to work. This works in the opposite direction as well, you're gonna be thinking about things that are not related to work when you're working, so you'll be more distracted.

If I ever need to work remotely again, I'll probably do it from a coworking space or something similar.

  No.22125

>>22124
>working in the same place you sleep and generally live in is taxing on your mental health. You tend to associate thoughts and memories with a certain place, and if you work from home you'll always be thinking about work
In theory I can see how this would happen, however I've been studying for uni for over half a decade in my room so I'm not sure how it's different to that, unless im already suffering from the effects of that.

  No.22126

>>22125
I guess for uni it's different, since you're expected to do that soykaf at home, and ultimately the only one you're responsible for is yourself.
Work comes with a different set of responsibilities (if you fuarrrk stuff up, you don't only fuarrrk it up for yourself but potentially many others), and I'd much rather leave those responsibilities at work, unless it's something really urgent.
I've also always been really bad at managing my time and studying so there's that.

  No.22142

>>22102
"...at least for me."

  No.22254

I have a permanent back injury that makes the bike ride to work soykafty. Since I don't have a car, it's either suffer or not get paid. I would kill to be able to set up remote working for my job but the place I work at doesn't seem to have policy for that/structures in place. Any ideas on how to approach that with my boss?

  No.22273

>>22254
You just need to show what tools would be useful for remote work. Are you a developer? If so, conference calls and Slack cover all of the communication you need. DVCS (like git, or hg) is very remote-worker friendly.

I work 100% remote and find that I end up communicating with my coworkers better than when I was in an office.

  No.22791

>>18497
Same. I usually work from home when I have a project I need to focus on, without getting distracted by people in the office.

Fapping becomes like a coffee break though.
Reply to a few emails, fap. Write new ACL for firewall, fap. Have conference call, fap. Buy the time I realised what I was doing I'd fapped three times and it was only 11am.