Questions around working from home also known as telecommuting.

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How to get paid as remote developer working from Venezuela? [on hold]

Here in Venezuela We have a severe currency exchange control set by the government since 2003. This means that buying and selling any foreign currency freely is not 100% legal and is controlled by the ...
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Other colleagues work remotely but I am not allowed to [closed]

My company has 2 workers in Ukraine working 100% remotely and they have never even met these guys before. It doesn't seem to be an issue. I just came back from maternity leave and I asked to work a ...
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How to convert to a work-from-home position

I've been at my current employer for just about 2 weeks shy of 1 year. At first, I was in the office 5 days per week but as winter rolled around many of us started working from home with the bad ...
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What is an efficient remote work setup you use while traveling? [closed]

I'm about to begin working fully remote -- 100% away from a corporate office -- and am curious to what hardware setups have worked for people before. I have a laptop and monitor with a docking station ...
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How to get remote workers to properly engage while working on a task together?

I believe pair programming creates MUCH cleaner code, much less bugs, better reusable architecture, and better team culture/bond. At my old job, I created dozens of pair programming setups in a ...
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What does it mean when a job post says “Based in the U.S.”? [closed]

I'm an American expat living abroad in Lima, Peru looking for remote work in the software development industry. In many advertisements for remote work at U.S. companies I've seen the requirement: ...
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Manager does not respond to my emails [duplicate]

I am a software engineer from the Ukraine working in a multinational company. My manager is located in the USA. I have a communication problem with my manager that I will explain with an example. I ...
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Skype Interview cancelled due to unclear sound [closed]

Last week, I had a interview call via Skype but that was cancelled because I cannot hear them due to echo. I believe that the interviewers were sitting in a hall and their Skype speaker was on. I gave ...
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Ask for increase after being made home-based

I am a regular employee in our company. But since our company is moving into another city, I have been asked to work home-based since my wife is currently pregnant. Now, is it possible to ask for a ...
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What time counts when it comes to remote work?

I'm getting back into the world of work after being disabled for 10 years and got a job as a software developer. Because of a disability I work from home. I'm starting again at a junior developer ...
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What is the best term I can use to describe a distributed programming team [closed]

I have worked on several programming teams in which I was Georgia, my boss was in New York, the design team was in California, etc. We all communicated via phone, a job ticket system and Skype. Most ...
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Getting asked to interview - when should I bring up my living situation?

I'm a software developer about to graduate college, and I have been getting quite a few job offers for both local and far, far away from me. I'm not sure when I should bring up that I can't leave my ...
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How to proceed when remote boss doesn't answer emails?

My boss and I sit in different remote sites, several thousands of miles apart. We don't see each other often. On several occasions in the last few months, I have sent him emails asking him for ...
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Is it necessary to work 8 hours a day if I work from home? [closed]

I was previously working in an office from 9-6 but my boss decided for us to work remotely due to various reasons. When I was in an office setting, I had no choice but to stay in the office from 9-6 ...
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Solving the “out of sight, out of mind” problem with telepresence [duplicate]

I have a product development department in Mexico, we collaborate mainly with Michigan and distance seems to be a problem as with all distributed teams. Whenever I travel to Michigan, I end up ...
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Drinking alcohol when working from home

Would it be appropriate to drink alcohol during working hours if you work from home/remote work? As responsible adults it's not unreasonable to have a glass of wine or a beer with a meal. Obviously ...
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What is true contracting work [closed]

I've done some freelance work in the past but mainly got it through a friend. I would consider this "true" contracting. I was given the requirements of the project, made an estimate, billed my ...
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Working for two companies at the same time

Are there any concerns with working two remote full time tech jobs in the US (one in networking and one in photo sharing)? I understand there might be health concerns, but assuming you are able to ...
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How to tell working remotely is not working out and get reassigned to a team on-site? [closed]

I've worked with a remote team for three months. They all sit in a different company office while I sit in the HQ. There are development teams in the HQ but I have no work interaction with them, ...
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How to list remote contract/freelance work on a resume? [closed]

Typically, one would list a workplace on their resume with location included, eg.: Widget Producer, XYZ Corp, San Francisco, CA May 2010-February 2011 How should remote freelance/contract ...
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How many weekly meetings with a remote worker?

With our in-house team we have daily briefings before we start work and one longer meeting at the end of a week. In time, it's 15-30 min for briefings (mainly 15 min) and 30-60 min for a end-week ...
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What are the work-ethics and conventions for remote-workers' taking sick-leaves? [closed]

I am wondering what is the best way to approach sick leaves when dealing with remote workers / telecommuters. Is there an Additional Stigma? What's the Difference when You're Already Home? I feel ...
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Is there a good remote alternative to asking someone to coffee to pick their brain / break the ice? [closed]

As many of you may know a tried and true standby for networking is to offer to buy a coffee or lunch so that you can pick their brain (presumably they're worth meeting), break the ice, and get to know ...
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As an European citizen, what do I need to get remote work in the US? [closed]

As title says. I don't want to move, just to get a remote position. Do I need any permits? Or just a company that is contracted by the US one?
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remote developer pay - carreers 2.0 [duplicate]

I don't know what's best place to post that question so I'm posting it here. I'm curios whether US companies pay as much or a little less for a developer working remotely from other country than for a ...
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Working for a US company, from abroad [closed]

There are now a number of IT companies (including StackExchance itself! :) ) that are looking for candidates all over the world, allowing them to work remotely. I have some questions about this kind ...
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How can working remotely negatively impact performance? [closed]

Recently, there's been a lot of hype around working remotely or from home due to Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, supposedly ending all such practice at that company. Supposedly, this will improve the ...
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Suggestions for building relationships as a remote office worker?

I've started working remotely for a company a few timezones away. I'm not the most social person to begin with, but now that I can't even say "hi" in the hall, How can I help remind people I exist? ...
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Most effective way to do daily standup meeting when a few people are remote

I am a software developer in a small team of seven. We are not an Agile (with a big 'A') team but are experimenting with some aspects of agile. One of these is the daily "standup" meeting. The ...
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Remote work salary based on which location

If you work remotely full time for a company that's office is in a different city or state than yours, is your salary based on your location or the company's location?
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How can I make sure my remote workers are not slacking off?

I have a company (about 6 programmers, and 14 workers in total). As I am going to expand my company, I am thinking about hiring remote workers for programming jobs and get them to be involved in the ...
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How should I bring up working from home?

Working from home is becoming more and more common. If my work lends itself to remoteness, what's a good way to ask management to work from home from time to time? Or is this not a reasonable thing ...