Nearly 600 of those applications have come in from the Bay Area, which is now the program's biggest market. Several San Franciscans — many of whom work for tech giants including Apple, Amazon and Google — have moved forward with the relocation to Tulsa.
My home office is in the basement. During the day, my wife is caring for our two children (3.5 years and 6 months old). She occasionally needs my help for a few minutes here and there. From a timing perspective, I do take breaks, but they might not 100% lineup with when she is seeking assistance/relief.
Wild, original, surprising, uncurated — this is how I would describe my day-to-day work-life. No, I don’t live in a bustling metropolis (though I did for some time). I live and work in a rural place. In 2018 I made the leap and moved from a large, East Coast metro to a small New England town of 1800 people.
Many young graduates from rural areas would jump at the chance to stay put and pursue their careers remotely, rather than facing crippling rents in Dublin, or a crippling commute.
Switzerland’s top court has ruled that employers are required to contribute to employees’ rent payments if they are expected to work from home.
The remote stack that I use right now focuses on async communication. Docs are an integral part of a fully-remote setup and especially if you’re across timezones.
Coinbase will be a remote-first company after COVID-19 restrictions are over.
The pandemic pushed millions to work from home. Many of them will go back to a different office, and many will continue to work from home. Future offices will have voice tech to remove the need to push a button. There will be more space between people. A new MIT report says that 34% of Americans who previously commuted to work say that they were working from home by the first week of April. That's the same percentage of people who *can* work from home according to University of Chicago publication.
I know it can be super hard to get a remote job. And now this coronavirus! I wonder if companies are hiring at all? Well of course we don’t know what COVID-19's effect will be in the long term, so we can only see what’s happening right now. But I’ve been looking at remote jobs posted on the most popular job boards, and currently I don’t see much change other than this weird jump on Stack Overflow a few weeks back. I don't know what was up with that. There’s maybe a slight decrease in new job posts, but it didn’t drop a lot when the world went to a lockdown. And there are probably more companies who were forced to stay at home and will continue to work and hire remotely. Here's the live graph: https://remotehub.io/open/jobs What do you think?
I've recently learned that it's important to keep the top of your screen at the same level as your eyes and elbows with 90 degrees on the table. I don't have a laptop stand right now, so I'm using some books to lift the laptop higher.
It feels much better already!
I'm using Slack for text and Skype for video when talking with my clients. Which tools are you mostly using when working remotely?
I've been working from home with one of my daughter + wife for almost 2 years. With this coronavirus thing going on now, there's not much changed. I'm still working from home, but both of my daughers are here as kindergarden is closed and I'm not occasionally going out to a coffee shop or public library to avoid contact with people.
I haven't had any strict schedule or dedicated office space at my home – I'm mostly working at our dining table or couch as I like to be part of the family life except rare video calls that I take in a separate room.
I've heard people doing things like:
👶 Partners working and playing with kids in turns (2h each, then switch)
📹 Include kids in their video calls (that's fun!)
📺 Setting up virtual babysitters with friends, grandparents etc
A lot of people now work at home with kids – how does your day look like? 🙂
I know we have some remote work consultants here! I'm curious if you have a standard process you go through when setting up company for remote work?
I think health insurance is probably the most important benefit company can offer. And it's also one of the hardest to organize for a distributed team.
I love what SafetyWing is doing. They started with a travel insurance for digital nomads and now for the first time remote companies can cover all of their employees or contractors under one health insurance product with their new product called Remote Health, no matter where they live or travel to.
We've partnered up with SafetyWing and they can currently offer -15% off for the first year for RemoteHub community members. It's limited to companies who are the quickest to sign up!
@enelinpaas is also here if you have any questions! Enelin is Head of Business Development at SafetyWing.
You can learn more here: https://safetywing.com/remote-health
I know a lot of companies start with a remote team from day one, but most companies probably add remote team members later.
Curious if you started with a remote team or evolved into one?
As I work alone, I'm talking to myself in my head and I don't need any communication tool other than my brain. How do you communicate in your remote team?
As I'm the only member in my remote team, I only meet myself. In front of a mirror! Do you meet your team in real life?
Thanks for joining our remote community. Can you tell us anything about yourself? Like where you're at, and what you do?