Season 1 Episode 19 | November 4, 2019
In recent years, working remotely has become a more popular office perk not only among startups but enterprise businesses as well. Some companies even ONLY work remotely. In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss our experiences working remotely, the pros and cons from an employer and employee standpoint, and provide some advice on whether or not working remotely is a good fit for you.
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1:36 - What does it mean to work remotely?
2:34 - What is our experience working remotely?
7:08 - Pros & cons
21:05 - What makes a successful remote work experience?
27:11 - Should you work remotely as your first job?
31:35 - Personality traits for a healthy remote work experience
33:31 - Tips for working remotely
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