I recently started working remotely for a project based in Connecticut, over a thousand miles from where I live.
Working remotely has its perks. I can work at odd hours, and hang out with friends or run errands during the day.
On the flip side, I am more tied to email then I ever was before.
Last weekend, I was at a friends house for dinner. My phone started to ring like crazy. My project manager pleaded with me as he was trying to reach the admin on my team to correct an environment issue. As I was the only other person with root access, I had to step in. I had my laptop in the trunk of the car just in case. I ended up working an hour and a half in my friends office, while everyone was eating cake and having fun. I felt pissed off, but at the same time thankful that I’m able to help out and be with friends at the same time, as little as it was.
There are trade offs with working remotely. I think it’s worth it.
Do you work remotely for your job? What are some of your experiences and perks you enjoy about it? What do you hate about it? Please post below…