Questions tagged [remotework]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
103
votes
11answers
8k views

IT manager giving false information to management about the possibility of remote work

My local government has requested that non-essential businesses either close or move to remote working if possible for the next two weeks. My company of around 100 people could do this, as everyone's ...
70
votes
3answers
14k views

Why do remote US companies require working in the US?

Many of the high-tech opportunities for remote work require that you are working in the US. Why? I am a US citizen, and I lived in the US until I graduated university. I am now living abroad. I have ...
51
votes
8answers
11k views

Should I ask my company to pay my internet bill if circumstances and the company strongly recommend remote work?

COVID-19, remote work is "strongly recommended" by the company I work for. I live in a place where the internet bills/plans are ridiculous. (I am not paid a competitive market salary rate if relevant.)...
45
votes
7answers
17k views

Employer asked me “What can we do to make your professional life better?”

I am working with a remote company as a software engineer. Recently my employer asked me this - "What can we do to make your professional life better?" How should I answer this question? Can I ask ...
39
votes
7answers
9k views

My two team members in a remote location don't get along with each other; how can I improve working relations?

I recently became the line manager for a team of engineers, which includes a two-people subteam based in a different location (very far away from here, I haven't had a chance to visit yet, but it's ...
14
votes
5answers
5k views

Regretting two week notice [closed]

I recently put in my two week notice at a company I've worked at for the better part of nine years as a digital marketer. The company has treated me well and provided learning opportunities. The work ...
12
votes
4answers
2k views

I'm working remote and company may want to change that

I joined this company around 1.5 months ago on a contract basis. They are mainly based in the USA but there are 2 other employees in the UK including me. We have been working remotely and just ...
10
votes
15answers
7k views

Bullied via Zoom

I was in a Zoom Meeting at work. Sue was sharing her screen, Bill was leading the discussion, Anne, myself and two Data Engineers were in attendance. We are all peers and individual contributors. ...
10
votes
4answers
858 views

When should I tell my boss I'm pregnant

I work as IT contractor in US located small startup. I’ve been working there for 3 years. I live in another country and work remotely. I'm wondering how women usually notify the company about their ...
10
votes
4answers
970 views

How/should I ask my boss if I can work remotely due to covid19

I am a software developer at a small company located in NY (about an hour outside of NYC). I do not need to be in the office for my job, most of my communications with people is over Teams (messaging ...
8
votes
4answers
1k views

I stressed my coworker into reprioritizing their work and now I feel bad about it. Did I mess up?

I have a deadline coming up in two weeks. An internal web application needed a small new feature to finish the project. The maintainer of the web application has been extremely helpful in helping me ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I work remotely from the EU for an US company without a Visa

I am looking for Remote Jobs worldwide. It confuses me a lot that some US companies say that I have to have permission to work in the USA and some don't. I am not sure if the first kind of job ads ...
5
votes
2answers
999 views

How to deal with a remote teammate who's not doing their job?

I currently work as a virtual assistant (VA) for a company abroad. There are three of us on the VA Team, and we are all accountable for one set of deliverables per day. Another thing that might be ...
4
votes
2answers
364 views

I work on a company office with a remote team, does it counts as a remote experience?

Currently I'm working on a company that has a office in my city but my team on the company is based on another office. The company has other employees here but they work in different projects. Does ...
4
votes
2answers
661 views

Advocating for a freer “Remote Work” policy in the office

I'm currently working in a small software firm (~15 employees) as a leader of a two-person (including myself) algorithms team. I'm a big advocate of the "Deep Work" mindset in a workplace, especially ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Supervisor doesn't “believe” in social distancing (i.e., working remote) [duplicate]

I work in the United States, and despite the importance of social distancing in the workplace brought on by Covid-19, my direct supervisor last week explicitly forbade me to work from home. He feels ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

How should i ask my boss about remote work that he promised?

A few months ago I received a raise that came with the possibility of one day of remote work per week. The raise was reflected on my salary on the next pay but the remote work wasn't. How should I ...
3
votes
6answers
902 views

Can employer prevent me (remote worker) from working from a different country?

This is a somewhat similar question to Can an employer force you to wear a face mask?. The location is also the same, the UK. I'm a European citizen working in the UK. With the recent pandemic, my ...
3
votes
3answers
305 views

Planning to move next year, wanting to stay with the current company

My partner wants to move back home (across the country) to be near her family, so I told her we could do so in the next year. I am currently a Lead engineer at a good company with a great salary, ...
3
votes
3answers
305 views

Frequent travel to Boston/NYC/Bay Area and live in Vermont possible? [closed]

Hope this question fits this forum. If not, please let me know. Thank you. I always hear stories about living in New Hampshire (NH) but work at Boston. People use the longer commute time in exchange ...
2
votes
4answers
632 views

New employee - Remote working - daily update call with FD - what should I say? Please help

To provide you with a background, I just joined a company in the Finance team exactly a month back. Just after 2 weeks of joining we started remotely working due to the situation with COVID-19. Ever ...
2
votes
5answers
480 views

How can we effectively organise Q&A in a teleconference?

Due to COVID-19, the plenary meeting of our ICT department (30 people) will be on Skype. How do we effectively organise the question and answer part? What is the best online equivalent of raising ...
2
votes
2answers
438 views

How to find out if work location is flexible at potential company?

I'm starting the interview process with a company & position that I'm very interested in. However, for personal reasons it's extremely important to me that I should be able to work remotely ...
2
votes
1answer
397 views

Can a U.K. worker work remotely in France for one month for a U.K. company?

I’m a U.K. resident working for a U.K. company. The company is based in Manchester but I work remotely in the south. I have a love for French culture and have lots of French friends (through ...
2
votes
1answer
339 views

Transitioning to fully remote work with the same company

I work for a small company in Toronto as a Software Developer. We are a development shop where I and two other developers spend our full work week on a single client which is based in New York city. ...
1
vote
3answers
701 views

How do you continue to engage and recruit new employees during the pandemic?

Our company believes that the pandemic will create new opportunities within certain industries and the workforce will re-organize in order to meet the new demand. We want to continue recruiting, so it ...
1
vote
5answers
1k views

Observing bank and public holidays while working remotely for a foreign company [closed]

Which countries bank and public holidays do I observe if I work remotely in one country for a company in another country and where both countries do not have identical holidays? Do I observe the ...
1
vote
1answer
289 views

How to handle questions/concerns about my new job when I've not started working yet?

Things have changed since I accepted a job offer. How should I raise my concerns to my new employeer? Some background: This takes place in Europe. I work in IT. So I was contacted by a recruiter ...
1
vote
1answer
523 views

Remote jobs: why is app in the app store so important? [closed]

I'm a iOS developer, when I apply for local companies, the emphasis of the interviews are on investigating my knowledge and my skills. So that, I would say, most important criteria to choose me iare ...
1
vote
3answers
249 views

Temporarily working abroad while in normal circumstances being based in the UK

I currently work for an American company but I am based in the UK. Due to covid-19, my job is now fully remote, and I am working from my family home. A few friends in the same industry as mine, are ...
1
vote
3answers
315 views

Has anyone had any success in re-creating the office experience/environment remotely? [closed]

I'm interested to learn more about any software/platforms/tools that people have been using while remote working to try and re-create the office experience eg. using platforms for a virtual ...
1
vote
3answers
425 views

How should this type of remote work environment be handled?

I work as a team lead for a small remote-working team. Last year, it had grown from 3 to 9 people and I am looking for advice on how to improve the effectivness of this team. There is 9 team members ...
0
votes
2answers
588 views

Can I ask to work remotely for a job I am applying for?

I am applying for a new job in Australia, where most companies that can (including my current company and the one I am applying to) are working remotely full time due to coronavirus. The job I am ...
0
votes
2answers
415 views

Interview: Working in a different office than the rest of the team. What questions to ask?

In the telephone interview I was told I'll be called in for the face to face interview next week. Company The company is an engineering/manufacturing firm whose headquarters is about an hour drive ...
0
votes
2answers
232 views

Temporarily working remotely in a different state

Because of Covid the majority of my office has been working remotely since March. They are actually limiting the number of people that can come to the office to 25% of capacity, and you have to get ...
-1
votes
2answers
217 views

How long can I work remotely from Italy if my workplace is UK without me/my employer incurring taxing issues? [closed]

I've been in the UK for more than one year, and I have been assigned a NINO and obtained the pre-settled status. During this Covid-19 pandemic, I decided to go back to my home country, hence my ...
-1
votes
2answers
227 views

How does a remote worker complete Form I-9?

How does a remote worker in the US complete Form I-9 given the employer's corporate offices are in another city and/or country? I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and supporting documentation ...
-1
votes
1answer
576 views

Canceling my two week notice to go to a remote job

I gave my 2 week notice at my current employer who has been very good to me over the past several years. The work has gotten a little bit stale and boring but overall I like seeing people and going ...
-2
votes
3answers
804 views

If I can't WFH when the office is closed, do I still get paid? [closed]

I work for a tech company as a software developer. We have a system setup that allows us to work remotely but remote working has been for extenuating circumstances and not used that much. With the ...
-5
votes
2answers
205 views

Can I get a job at remote job in phone service company with low english skill? [closed]

My english is on the level like watching movies and communicate on english-speaking internet communities, but I do not speak english on fluent level and don't have certifications. Is it possible to ...