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Old 06-14-2019, 10:30 AM
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I am 100% remote. I work on 2 phones, 2 laptops and 2 computer screens at once. . I can't work on an office, people are extremely distracting when I am read 2-3 screens at the same time. I am in marketing and I find trends and patterns, look at data, put data into play. Do creepy marketing shit. Basically for large scale patterns on how to sway mass quantities of shit at the same time. Most everyone I work with is remote. There are groups of office's generally 20-30 people on a team. But I also work with huge company's that have 5000+ employees.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
Bumping this old thread...

It looks like my company is reversing course and moving people back into the office. I will not say who it is

Are others seeing a push to return to the office and away from telecommute or remote work?
The opposite if anything.
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Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
Bumping this old thread...

It looks like my company is reversing course and moving people back into the office. I will not say who it is

Are others seeing a push to return to the office and away from telecommute or remote work?
My last employer definitely went in that direction, all because of a bunch of whiny women who worked in roles that were not conducive to working from home. We required a limited amount of in person coverage at the office for other roles, and had a nice rotation worked out. Worst part was that we got both customer and internal complaints from those impacted once we could no longer do so.

Side Note.......whoever schemed up the "collaborative work space" is an idiot. Most unproductive work environment on earth.
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:51 AM
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My retirement will begin on the day that decision is made.
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
The opposite if anything.
This seems to be the trend. We had a meeting a few weeks ago and I think it's $120 per Sq. foot per month to host an employee in the office? I can't say who I work for, but we have a very large global footprint, one of the largest private networks in the word, ALL our phones are tele-presence devices. We don't even have traditional conference rooms any more. My manager is 1200 miles away and none of my direct reports are even in the state of TX. We are talking more and more about making certain roles 100% remote.
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
Purchasing Agent-they email me what they want, I email a bunch of companies for bids or just buy it outright if its under a certain dollar amount. I have a company card and we have accounts with a lot of vendors. I do all the purchase orders and keep track of the orders. I notify them of the delivery date for their items, anywhere from overnight to a 3 month lead time. Everything is done in Dropbox so the project manager knows what is happening.
Hmmm this is interesting. Do you work for a single company or work as a subcontractor for multiple companies? I am a PA but work in an office, 95% of my day is working on the computer so there is not much reason I need to be physically in the office. I have been thinking about working at home doing the purchasing for maybe more than 1 company but don't really know the next step to try to find companies to work for. .
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
My last employer definitely went in that direction, all because of a bunch of whiny women who worked in roles that were not conducive to working from home. We required a limited amount of in person coverage at the office for other roles, and had a nice rotation worked out. Worst part was that we got both customer and internal complaints from those impacted once we could no longer do so.

Side Note.......whoever schemed up the "collaborative work space" is an idiot. Most unproductive work environment on earth.
Yeah they are trying that crap at my current job but we are not allowing the collaborative crap to infiltrate our department.

My company is actually pushing work from home/flex schedule.

It makes sense. I won't work for a company that doesn't allow it. (Either one of those).
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I sell boat covers online. I can work from anywhere I get an internet connection. My apartment office, to the Jersey Shore, to Mom's house in Florida, to Dad's house in Maine, doesn't matter. 7 years now.
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Originally Posted by Coverguy View Post
I sell boat covers online. I can work from anywhere I get an internet connection. My apartment office, to the Jersey Shore, to Mom's house in Florida, to Dad's house in Maine, doesn't matter. 7 years now.
Sounds very millennial! Lol. Just messing with you.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:02 PM
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We have no corporate office for our company, everyone works remotely.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:41 PM
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I manage portfolio high net worth lending for a regional bank. 3 days a week remote. Paperless system.
I get substantially more done.
MUST be the right person to work remotely.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:42 AM
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I'm a Vice President at a Health Care Tech Company. I have been working out of the country (Barbados) for the last 2 years. Moving back to the US Later today, I'll be close to the office and will go in 2-3 days a week.

I have around 20 employees reporting to me one way or another who work remote, and another 10 or so that work in one of our 3 offices.

Most of the remote employees do some type of remote software support, medical billing consulting, or programming.

There are a ton of health care type phone support jobs out there, you log in, take phone calls regarding insurance/billing/scheduled etc, check into that.
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When I graduated college I was in outside sales. Ran a district that covered a couple of States. I was only in the office once or twice a year.

Where I work now I run overseas operations which includes two overseas offices and multiple consultants. I go to the office 3 days a week when I am not travelling. There is really no need for me to go to the office other than our CEO's own insecurities and need to run things like it is 1960. Outside of that, give me a cell phone, computer, and internet and I could do my job anywhere in the world. I have found the biggest obstacle for some jobs to be remote are old mind sets and/or mental issues in the wrong positions within the organization.
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The other option would be to start a business from a home based office. I've been self-employed 32 years. Any type of consulting will work that way.
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The other option would be to start a business from a home based office. I've been self-employed 32 years. Any type of consulting will work that way.
Yep. I do CAD consulting work from home. Or anywhere. Was about to take it full time until I got a job offer I couldn't refuse. Still do it on the side and will continue to.
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Originally Posted by ondarvr1 View Post
We have no corporate office for our company, everyone works remotely.
Forgot to say, technical sales, we travel a great deal, frequently to boat builders around the world. Even our “office” people work from home.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:35 AM
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My most productive direct report works from a home office on a mountaintop 2300 miles and three time zones away. Warranty and service administration.
Takes the right employee - she’s more productive than any two I could hire in the office, and takes minimal management. She comes to the office maybe twice a year, and to maybe two off-site Dealer events a year.

Now, if I could get the owner to let ME work from a beach somewhere . . . But I don’t see that happening.
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I'm thinking that is more of a close-proximity vs remote type of position.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:32 AM
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I manage a claims department for an insurance company. we are also a TPA for some other companies. My staff is 100% desk examiners and one service rep. We use independents for our field investigations and estimates. I have had a few open positions for months. We have not been able to find good, well-rounded, experienced adjusters/examiners in the area. I have now been given permission to look for remote people. with the technology today, I can track productivity easily. additionally, if an employee needs to discuss a claim with me, we can very easily video conference and share screens through Microsoft Teams, it is actually easier than having someone sit next to me and look at my screen. This job could very easily be done 100% remotely
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