How has working remote changed your life?

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The best decision to date in my life is working from home. I have had the fun of travelling, planning my schedule and deciding how many hours of work i can take.


In so many areas, things have changed for the better. Work anywhere as long as you have internet and laptop. The freedom that comes with it is beyond me.. 


How has it changed your life?

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I had more time with my kids. :) When I had a "normal" job, we definitely had more money but I barely knew what they're doing and what they like. These days, I even know what time they got o the bathroom. :)

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I don't need to face the heavy traffic everyday andI can work while wearing my PJs. :grin:

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ikaymoreno wrote:

I had more time with my kids. :) When I had a "normal" job, we definitely had more money but I barely knew what they're doing and what they like. These days, I even know what time they got o the bathroom. :)

It's the opposite for me! I earn a lot more working as a freelancer than working as an architect here in my country! (Can you believe that?) and I love that I can hug my pets whenever I can! 

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Frederick.Dizon wrote:

I don't need to face the heavy traffic everyday andI can work while wearing my PJs. :grin:

THIS!! I totally agree with you 

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ikaymoreno wrote:
I had more time with my kids. :) When I had a "normal" job, we definitely had more money but I barely knew what they're doing and what they like. These days, I even know what time they got o the bathroom. :)


I am so lucky i got to see my daughter grow since. working from home is good for the kid as well

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Frederick.Dizon wrote:
I don't need to face the heavy traffic everyday andI can work while wearing my PJs. :grin:


This is me everyday :)


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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
ikaymoreno wrote:
I had more time with my kids. :) When I had a "normal" job, we definitely had more money but I barely knew what they're doing and what they like. These days, I even know what time they got o the bathroom. :)

It's the opposite for me! I earn a lot more working as a freelancer than working as an architect here in my country! (Can you believe that?) and I love that I can hug my pets whenever I can!



I earn likely four times than my peers working 9-5 jobs.


Freelancing i earn more though unpredictable a times. Some months are really good others a bit low but if you get long term jobs then you are set1 

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I can now spend more time with my kids while im earning and I can save more money coz I no longer need to bear the costs of commuting. It is not only often stressful and unpleasant, it also take up time that could otherwise be spent working or doing something else productive. I also dont need to force myself to wear an office attire, now, I can even work wearing only shorts and sleeveless shirt :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:

ikaymoreno wrote:

I had more time with my kids. :) When I had a "normal" job, we definitely had more money but I barely knew what they're doing and what they like. These days, I even know what time they got o the bathroom. :)

It's the opposite for me! I earn a lot more working as a freelancer than working as an architect here in my country! (Can you believe that?) and I love that I can hug my pets whenever I can!

Wow that is crazy!!! 

Your English is amazing. Did you learned in Venezuela or you studied abroad???

-Ari-

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And the good thing is that more and more companies are creating more opportunities for these kind of jobs in a variety of professions.

-Ari-

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I have more time to read and do things that I love. I love it when I can wake up 10 mins or 5 mins before my shift. 

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Ari wrote:

Jess.PWinkler wrote:

ikaymoreno wrote:

I had more time with my kids. :) When I had a "normal" job, we definitely had more money but I barely knew what they're doing and what they like. These days, I even know what time they got o the bathroom. :)

It's the opposite for me! I earn a lot more working as a freelancer than working as an architect here in my country! (Can you believe that?) and I love that I can hug my pets whenever I can!

Wow that is crazy!!!

Your English is amazing. Did you learned in Venezuela or you studied abroad???

My grandfather was American (from Illinois) and he came to Venezuela to work with the Creole oil company. I studied English in high school but, it was necessary for me to speak it after he developed Alzheimer. 

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I can live the alternative lifestyle I want with more freedom. What different types of remote work do you do guys and girls? 

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Ooh also I don't have to put on a customer service smile working from home

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There's so much good stuff that I got from working remotely.


I broadly developed my skillset and awareness, doing things I would have never done before. For example, two years ago I started editing articles for a news portal, and now I know all about the Chicago and Associated Press manuals of style. I now also know a lot more about current events in Russia, Ukraine and their neighbors and enemies than most people I know.


I got to take breaks on a whim, instead of needing to take regular breaks as relief from offfice pressures.


I could putter away on some project and then stop and do some things that you musn't ever do in an office, and then I'd happily go back to working.


I gained an appreciation for structure, clear process and mandatory employee benefits like worker's comp and the thirteenth month pay.


I learned how to cook a little bit.  



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Now that I think about it, you don't have to fight over for coffee! It's always coffee time  

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
Now that I think about it, you don't have to fight over for coffee! It's always coffee time :heart_eyes:
agree!!

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Aileen.Cortes wrote:
Jess.PWinkler wrote:
Now that I think about it, you don't have to fight over for coffee! It's always coffee time :heart_eyes:
agree!!

Oh gosh, yes! Coffee any darn time I want, though that had a few consequences, once or twice. :P

Then again, you have the most comfortable bathroom in the world, only a few feet away. Or you could work IN the most comfortable bathroom in the world. hahaha.

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Phillip.Laplana wrote:
Aileen.Cortes wrote:
Jess.PWinkler wrote:
Now that I think about it, you don't have to fight over for coffee! It's always coffee time :heart_eyes:
agree!!

Oh gosh, yes! Coffee any darn time I want, though that had a few consequences, once or twice. :P
Then again, you have the most comfortable bathroom in the world, only a few feet away. Or you could work IN the most comfortable bathroom in the world. hahaha.


YES!!  

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