Congrats @till @spp-1160 @nicofromtomo @rachel-704 🙌
Remote Work Experience
I have worked remotely on and off. For some time, back in 2014, I was freelancing and taking up remote projects. During the first half of 2019, I was working as a remote co-founder.
Thanks a lot! Glad to be able to count on your support!
I've worked in a variety of setups throughout my career - fully onsite, local hybrid teams with a mix of onsite/remote, globally distributed hybrid teams and also fully remote. We're the latter at CoScreen and have figured out a smooth process to get things done together.
Congrats, Till. I’m very excited for you and the team 🎊
Yes, ~3 years as a designer.
Hello everyone! Welcome to Remote Clan 👋
Hey @chrismain-1416, @toghrul-1367, @seflaherty
It's great to have all of you join the community. Welcome to Remote Clan!
There's an air of mystery about Toghrul 😮. They haven't filled their profile yet.
Really appreciate your efforts for the remote working community. Eager to read more such interesting remote work stories in 2021 🤞
Thanks Lucas - glad you liked the post :)
This is a great idea, and is well executed 👏
Thanks a lot...
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Great work, Matt. Loved the journey of Wurkr!
This is an amazing feature. Will certainly give it a go in the next few days.
Super Lucas :)
Oh wow, that's awesome! I was particularly fascinated by Miles Morales this year. Studios are no longer necessary, as game development can be done remotely. But, they should set proper collaboration and communication channels to prevent another Cyberpunk 2077.
Haven't played that yet. Cyberpunk 2077 is a mixed bag of issues. CD Projekt Red is known for their work crunch, and overly ambitious projects. Adding remote work in the middle of a pandemic to the mix surely complicated things more, but I wouldn't blame it all on that. 2020 had many amazing games come out, like The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, and AC Valhalla. Granted Valhalla had PC issues, but the launch was far better than Cyberpunk.
I started working on my side hustle back in late 2006. 2007 I tried my first remote hiring for freelance design job. From there, I kept on hiring remote talents for all kinds of work. Programming, writing, marketing, design, and anything else. I quit my day job, and have been working from home on my own projects since 2009, over 10 years now.
Great work, Till and Taige. Eager to see more of your posts in the community 😀
That's great. Will check this out!
We are working on a major release this week. It's full of over 100 features which either remove friction 😡 or delight 😍 our users. Lot's small things which on their own don't mean much, but when you add them all together, its a big deal for all our users.
Check it out
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Must be nerve-wrecking to prepare for such a big release. How long have you been working on this?
Good luck on the launch 🤞
It has been a 2 month project - we basically set out our roadmap for Q4 to be completed before Christmas. And its ahead of schedule which is awesome. Doing final testing now :)
Wow, that's some serious achievement 👏Christmas is going to be a very well deserved break for your team then :)
Haha yes, it will be! My first Christmas break in over 10 years :)
10 yrs, damn! You absolutely need to take this break now.
Wow, that's great! Which feature are you excited about?
Thanks, happy Friday!
The two favourites for me are:
We now show opened and un-opened interviews so the user doesn't need to click into each one to see if they already watched it. And we have a little counter which totals up all the unopened.
And we have been developing a very low-cost area for job seekers to practise interviewing for jobs (This is more of a side project): https://practice.willo.video/
Really cool! I am particularly excited about the interview practice feature- this would be quite helpful for people landing their first remote role.
that link doesn't seem to work...
I've been managing remote teams for the last 25 years; often globally.
Thank you - sorted (I think)
I also yearn to be a no-alarm person but I need something to irritate me out of the bed, else I find myself overshooting my sleep time a lot. Hope to be there some day!
I started off by using an alarm. the first few weeks. Then, I started getting up 15-20 minutes before the alarm. Eventually, I've stopped using it altogether.
Even if I miss the 7 AM mark I'd definitely get up before 9 AM. Plus, I schedule meetings after 11 AM.
I have worked remotely on and off the past couple of years. Since 2020, I've been a full-time remote UX Writer.
Hi I am Swapnil Marghade. I am currently working for Twic.ai as FullStack developer. After working with Flipkart and Olacabs started Remote journey 5 years before and still enjoying a lot.
Swapnil Gurudas Marghade
I have been working remotely from last 5 years. Journey so far is really exciting and COVID proved Remote is the key.
Hey Swapnil, Wow - great pedigree. Welcome!
Yes, at Flexiple our tech team is remote. Further, we consistently work with freelancers from our network who are located across timezones. It is an interesting dynamic that poses challenges but also enforces discipline like nothing else I have experiened before.
That's cool! Welcome, Swapnil 👋
Really nice Swapnil - welcome again :) What tech stack do you work on currently?
I extensively use NodeJs, React, MongoDB, MySql, GCP and AWS for few project.
Awesome, so you're a JS Ninja 😎
Haha, to some extent yes. Architecture scalability is also my favourite passion and expertise :)
We are diving into this issue - trying to uncover if the use of async short video can help address issues around both loneliness and collaboration/communication. I would love to hear this communities thoughts on https://voodle.com and similar platforms. We think about it as "async facetime". Feedback?
Due to COVID, my company transitioned to all-remote this year. We no longer have an HQ.
This is really cool! I especially liked the #meetmypet portion on the website. Seems like a fun way to get to know more about my colleagues.
Thanks @lucaswagner! Would love for you to try voodle for free with your team and let us know what you think!!
I came across a study that says remote workers develop weaker relationships with their colleagues when compared to in-office workers. Socializing and bonding are crucial for remote teams as it builds a sense of trust and inclusion.
Also, I find events structured around an activity work to be more engaging as it gives everyone something to focus on, and people can get easily involved rather than just holding big group video calls.
Also, @ayabenhaddou-749 shared her remote working experience as a fresher on this post and gave some helpful tips. Would recommend taking a look at this :)
Hey everyone 👋
I am Eva, currently still working in the office from time to time and I hope to change that in the future to full time working from home. I am an Engineer by background and I work in the oil and gas industry in Norway.
There's an air of mystery about Evva 😮. They haven't filled their profile yet.
Hey Eva, Great to see that you are transitioning into a full-time remote role! Been meaning to visit the beautiful country of Norway. Hope to make it there once things settle down a bit :)
I am Mahnoor Hafeez. I am been working as ux/ui designer for past 3.5 years now. I am currently freelancing some projects and looking for remote job.
I have worked in a software house called DHCollator for about 2 years and then i have freelanced many projects with international clients. With timr i have experienced many challenges which have given me benefit of learning new techniques in ux/ui design.
Welcome🙋♂️ Chargebee, Kissflow, and Bijak.in are hiring remote UX Designer. Do check their careers page.
Thanks a lot for your information. Its a great help.
Hey Mahnoor, Good to find a fellow designer 👋
Same here ... I am glad to find you too... Where have you been working currently ?
Hey everyone, 😀I am Neha Ghosh from India, currently working remotely as a community manager. I'm really interested in digital marketing and have also worked on front-end technologies at my previous company. Super excited to join Remote Clan!
There's an air of mystery about Neha 😮. They haven't filled their profile yet.
There's an air of mystery about manoj 😮. They haven't filled their profile yet.
I as a job seeker would prefer that you can train them as well on the remote working process parallely while they are doing their work, learning new skills and acquiring knowledge. If they have remote working skills then it is good to have that but still needs to be polished.
Also, Students or freshers are not trained on these things they are just running in the daily run, so giving them time to learn the required skills and then onboarding is good idea.
Another way can be instead of hiring full time hire them as a intern see if they get adjusted in one month otherwise you can have other better options.
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Good point. A trial period or hiring an intern is always the best option to mitigate the risks of a bad hire. But the drawback is it would consume a lot of time and resources that are often crucial for founders.
You are right. Training and onboarding are a big part of the objectives for any new joiners for the first 2 months. The hiring process as Boris suggested needs to incorporate factors that assess their suitability for remote work.
Yes. I have been working remotely for the last 3 years while building Flexiple and Remote Tools
> Also, Students or freshers are not trained on these things they are just running in the daily run, so giving them time to learn the required skills and then onboarding is good idea. > >
I agree, you should consider training the new employees in this.
For example, having internal guide on how to be successful when working remotely in this company.
It skills like any other skills.
Yes - about 5 years.
Both as individual contributor, and manager.