Questions about telecommuting - a work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work, but often work from home instead.

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Earning some extra money from home as a web developer / programmer [closed]

I'm a student and hobby programmer searching for an opportunity to earn some extra money from home. (In a perfect scenario, about $600 or 400-450 Euro / month, but less would be better than nothing. I ...
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Project Manager Has Difficulty Managing Me Remotely [closed]

I work as a software developer and I have a flexible schedule where I work a few days in the office and a few at home remotely. My project manager is relatively new as a project manager (he was an IT ...
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Biggest reasons for why a company would hire remote workers? [closed]

All my work has been on-site, and now I'm considering remote work. To successfully gain consideration from a company that's hiring remote workers, it may be useful to know why they decided to run ...
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Company Removing Telecommute Option [closed]

I work for a smaller company that has had the option to telecommute since the inception of the company. There is a perception around the company that abuse of the policy by my team is the reason for ...
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What can I do to prepare for working remotely?

Background info: I currently work on site (database developer) but will be moving to another state in a month. My boss has given me the okay to work remotely. I'll be the first remote worker in my ...
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How to get paid as remote developer working from Venezuela? [closed]

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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Forced to take sick leave [closed]

This appears to be the opposite of the usual situation... Can my California employer require me to use accrued sick leave rather than work remotely while I am recuperating? I was working full-time ...
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How do I get my family to respect my home office?

I got my current job a few years ago when the company had a second office near my hometown. A few months later they closed that office and offered me the opportunity to work from home instead. I ...
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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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How to handle discussing working remote and the impending possibility of leaving for a new job? [closed]

I have been with my current employer for 6 years. While most developers work in-house, we do have several developers who work remotely. For personal reasons, I am currently in the process of making an ...
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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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Telecommuting: how should I ask to successfully achieve it? [duplicate]

I've been working on a company for half a year, as a web developer but also offering consultancy in Android to my colleagues (about 1-2 hours per full-time working day). However, I'm planning to move ...
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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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How can I persuade employer to allow me to telecommute after maternity leave is finished?

I am at an IT job that I was very fortunate to get, but hasn't been the best fit for me. However since this is a local government agency, people don't get terminated easily. When I was in my first ...
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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 calls about jobs which are both local and far, far away from me. I'm not sure when I should bring up that I ...
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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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Negotiating telecommuting for an IT Support technician who's nearly automated himself out of a job

Background: I was hired to support and manage the rollout of a new M$ Surface fleet (200 of them). This includes provisioning, training and support for troubled users of the tablets and the mobility ...
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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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Problem with telecommuting work

I'm developer with 2 year experience, already working with my current Boss for 8 month. I'm just starting working telecommuting for 1 month not all the time though just 1 or 2 days for a weeks. Anyway ...
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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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Convincing my manager to let me work from home

My manager wants to hire me for a full-time position in a big IT company. My job is mostly programming / fixing bugs / developing features.. software engineering to cut to the cheese. During the last ...
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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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How can full-time telecommuters overcome feelings of isolation?

I've been working 18 months in a telecommute position. We moved to a new part of the US that is lacking any after work activities and I left all my friends 1,500 miles away. Any ideas out there for ...
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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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What is the literal value of an office? [closed]

Say you have multiple offices, all over the country. Each office has an operational cost (rent, internet bill, etc.), and a certain number of employees. You also have employees who telecommute. How do ...
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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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How to apply for full time telecommute developer positions?

I've been a successful telecommuter as an contractor in an application developer role on a random basis. Usually contractors aren't allowed this opportunity, but I've always been able to deliver ...
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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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I just got a job that I can't afford to go to, how to resolve? [closed]

I'm going to sum up my situation fast: I just got an initial offer for a job To put it in perspective, the initial offer was in the$60-80k a year range I currently live with my parents I have 15 ...
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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 to deal with “unresponsive” colleagues?

I routinely have to deal with a situation when some of my colleagues do not reply to my chat messages or emails. I can't just ignore them, because I get tasks from them and occasionally need to ...
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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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Challenges for distributed teams across countries [closed]

I was studying a few months ago about distributed teams working in differents time zones and/or countries. In Mike Cohn's book about Scrum, there are a few examples about this kind of situation and ...
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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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Automatically measure effectiveness of communication in a virtual office?

I've seen articles on passively measuring and optimizing professional communication that appear to lead me to believe that such systems are both of value, and that people are okay with them being in ...