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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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Telecommute - How to complain about selective telecommute privileges

I work in a company in USA where some teams or individuals are fully remote. Our company is trying to get people to work in an office whenever possible, even in situations where it would not make ...
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Moving in a few months and not sure what to tell my current employer [closed]

I've lived away from my family for almost 10 years now and I want to move close to them when my current lease ends in a few months. Right now I am working as a software engineer and I think my salary ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What to write in email to boss asking for counter-offer? [closed]

I need help how to format an email to contact my boss. My current situation is I have been offered a job from another company but I will need to relocate(which I don't mind). The only thing that will ...
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Asked to work abroad for some days, but was not allowed, although another coworker is. How can I follow up with this?

I live and work in the UK and my company allows me to work from within UK without me notifying them about this. I asked my manager 2 months ago whether I could work from another country for a period ...
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What to do when remote teammates don't respond?

I am in USA. I work for a software company which has many offices in USA & the rest of the world. Our company has very flexible work policies in general. Very few teams work from office, and ...
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Bringing gifts when visiting office HQ

I'm a remote (foreign) employee who works for a US company. I frequently visit the HQ, and while I've never really given gifts in the past, I really want to catch up on birthdays/wedding gifts/etc, ...
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what to do if the boss tries to impose working from home in late nights [closed]

I work in an IT company, software developer. There is a term in my contract which roughly translates to "Mr XYZ will also be required to work any additional hours as necessary or appropriate from ...
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How do you build relationships with a colocated team as the only remote person? [duplicate]

My department recently reorged and restructured a few teams. I'm in City A's office and am joining a team all located in City B. This team is a former start-up that my (very) large company purchased,...
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How do I deal with a Manager who appears to be victimising me for working from home?

I have recently been granted 1 day a week working from home as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality act, as I suffer from Mental Health Issues in addition to ad hoc days which are already ...
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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 ...
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Why are there not more white collar workplaces hiring fully remote workers? [closed]

A remote workforce allows employers to eliminate the costs associated with renting office space and the utilities contained within. Reduced expenses = increased profits for the company. So, what is ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do i appropriately approach my employer about visa sponsorship

I work for my employer in a telecommute capacity. He's based in the USA and I'm in South Africa (I was in the UK but my work visa ended there). Due to a whole number of reasons, mostly surrounding my ...
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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 ...
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How to convince HR to let my star employee work from home?

We recently got a new CEO and he took away everyone's ability to work remotely, including that of my most productive team member. As you can guess, everyone's productivity has dropped considerably, ...
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How soon after being hired is it “safe” to ask for remote work?

I am a very recent grad and landed a job as an automation developer at a local company. I have worked at this company for about a month. The problem I live in a suburb more than an hour away from ...
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Probably going to be sacked after requesting to work remotely

I am a software engineer and I am finally taking the plunge to work remotely full time. I've been working for the company for just under 2 years and have never had any issues whilst working there. ...
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Is it appropriate to breastfeed my baby during a conference call (voice only), and how do I mention her noises?

I have a 3 month old daughter and have just started working again for my employer full-time from home after maternity leave. She is quite a needy baby and will sometimes cry if I'm not holding her. I'...
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How to tell company that you will be leaving after one day of joining a remote unpaid internship

I started working as a remote(work-from-home) intern at a very young startup. The internship is for 3 months and I just learned I will have to attend a 3-hour meeting every night. For every meeting ...
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Change to a remote position [closed]

I work as a developer in the UK but I am from another country. I have been working for the same company for nearly two years now. The thing is that I am a bit tired of living here and I really want ...
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Looking to transition to a new role that lets me work remotely, but the position is a lower rate [closed]

My situation is a bit complex. Because my wife has moved to another state for her work, I want to be able to join her, but I don't want to leave my current employer. I've requested the ability to work ...
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What are the common employer worries/screeners when selecting remote developers?

In order to increase my chances to get my ideal remote job I am trying to anticipate and solve the common concerns the employer may have. I have listed some: Is the timezone compatible? Does this ...
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Emergency Job Searching Techniques

I was laid off unexpectedly last Thursday. The company for which I worked was acquired (I didn't even know this was in the works, and it sounds like most others didn't either), and the acquisition ...
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Can a US Citizen work remotely in US from EU?

I'm a software engineer and I hold a dual citizenship, American and of an EU country. I currently work in the US but recently I have been contemplating returning to Europe while working remotely in ...
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Childcare and remote working

I work at a small company and am part of the internal development team (10 of us). Our team structure is as follows: 1 manager 2 testers (1 remote, 1 office based) 6 developers 1 product owner A ...
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How to present request for doing remote work on Wednesdays?

My wife takes a new job, she won't be back home every day, and I find myself in need of taking care of my kids on Wednesdays (day with no school). I work on an important project at my company, and I ...
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Requesting to work from home in a new job in a new city

I'm interviewing for a job a few hours away from my home, I would love this job and I'm sure I'd be a great fit. I want to be honest and transparent from the start with them, I want to work from home....
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How should I approach my boss about working from home while pregnant?

I am nearly 27 weeks pregnant. My last day of work before maternity leave will be September 7th. I told my boss I was pregnant in May. I'm really struggling with dizziness and lack of sleep. I have ...
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Events (or alternatives) for Remote Workforce

As a manager of a firm with a traditional office, you can hold events from time to time in which you get the team together for something non-work related to help build a sense of comradery, ...
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How to convey to my employer my strong wish to work remotely without sounding threatening?

I am a developer in a small company (~15 people). We are allowed to work remotely on some occasions (health, appointments, weather, etc.), but not on a regular basis. I enjoy working from home for a ...
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Is it unprofessional to leave meetings that run over work hours as a remote employee? [duplicate]

I currently work as a remote employee , and we have a few weekly meetings that start at ~5:30PM EST and run normally for 1.5-2 hours. Would it be unprofessional/not-advised to leave the meeting at ...
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How to answer: Tell us about your remote work environment?

I'm applying for a remote job at StackOverflow so there's a question which states: Tell us about your remote work environment. Please include information about your hardware. How should I answer ...
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Manners in electronic communication delays

My current employer is very distributed, over different countries. So all communication is via instant messaging. People are very bad at getting back to you when asking for help. How long should I ...
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Got a remote job offer, how do I know that it's legitimate?

Recently I was contacted by a company for a remote job offer for a Russian company (I am in India). I accepted that and I had a face-to-face meeting with one person from their team. He asked for my ...
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Dealing with a manager unwilling to allow work remotely

I started a new job as a developer about 8 months ago. I negotiated with my employer to work part-time, having great flexibility on start/end hours, as I have a kid. At the begining of this year, we ...
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What can I do, as a remote manager, to smoothly onboard new employees

Background info: I am the only remote worker in my organization and live out of state from my main office. I have remotely mentored interns previously. These will be my first direct reports. I have ...
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Moving from San Francisco office to work remotely from Tahoe area, and my employer wants to cut my pay [duplicate]

I've been with my non-profit organization, based in San Francisco, for three years. In October, I informed my supervisor that I am planning on moving to the Tahoe area in mid-December. The move is ...
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Best way to convince boss remote working is the way to go? [duplicate]

I'm a programmer and I work in an office. I work in an office that outsources most programming work to asia. I don't really know why but I've been told that the boss doesn't want me to work remotely. ...
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if i am setting up to work remotely for a company via an intermediary, can i expect to get paid their national minimum wage, or a local minimum wage? [closed]

The company I'm asking about hires a lot of remote workers, for various projects, and seems to prefer working through freelancing sites (upwork, for example.) During initial talks I mentioned what I ...
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Work from home policy canceled for “fairness”, yet two senior level managers work 100% remotely. Discriminatory benefits? [closed]

Our company enables online education (irony) and has about 100+ employees. After alleged abuse of the work from home (WFH) "policy" (since there was no real policy aside from your manager being ok ...
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How to professionally handle criticism for work that I have inherited?

I am a software engineer. About 7 years ago, I started my first job out of college at Alpha Inc. (fake name, to protect the innocent). Alpha Inc. was in what my mentor called the "large startup" ...
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Can a foreign citizen working remotely be a CTO for a US company?

I am 17 years old and working at a startup where I am co-founder and CTO. Soon I will reach my 18th birthday and then I want to register my work experience formally. Our company is based in the USA, ...
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What are some of the pros of being a remote recruiter versus a contract recruiter?

I applied for a driver recruiting job. The company called me and I told them I am looking for a remote recruiting position, NOT contract. Meaning I would be their employee, but work from home. The ...
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How to get ownership of your work when you are all over the place?

I work remotely for a US company. I do customer support, training, onboarding; presales, lead generation, identification of potential collaborators; project management and keeping track of everything ...