20 Reasons Why I ❤️ Working Remote

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I’ve been working from home since 2013. Initially as a freelance app developer, later as Developer Advocate for Appcelerator and The Things Network and currently as Full Stack Engineer for Zapier.

We’ve become so used to commuting to an office, that people often don’t understand why I like and actually prefer to work from home. Fortunately, it is slowly becoming more common. I tell my son that there are two things he’d later find hard to understand looking back:

Why would you queue up your car for an hour, then balance a cup of the worst coffee in the world, while searching for a free desk in an open-plan office, to finally open the laptop you brought with you, and try to get work done at the least productive place, until the clock tells you it’s ok to give up for today?

Why would you drive, or even own a car?

Here are just some of the reasons, in random order, why I ❤️ working remotely:

Of course, there are downsides with the upsides, like having to almost build a warehouse for taking parcel deliveries for neighbors, but overall I don’t see myself checking in at an office again any time soon.

If you can now excuse me; I feel like petting my cat as a Pomodoro break. 😉

PS: Zapier is 100% remote and (always) hiring

Originally published at fokkezb.nl on March 31, 2019.

Full StackEngineer at @Zapier ❋ Previously Developer Advocate at @TheThingsNtwrk and @Appcelerator ❋ Learn. Improve. Share.

Full StackEngineer at @Zapier ❋ Previously Developer Advocate at @TheThingsNtwrk and @Appcelerator ❋ Learn. Improve. Share.