re: Digital Nomad: the Golden Ticket? VIEW POST

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Nice post! I would love to do something like this in the future. I had a couple of questions:

  • Was it difficult to negotiate a remote position with your current company?
  • Do you they require you to work a certain number of hours that overlap with theirs?
  • Where are you planning to travel after Thailand?
 

Thanks for the feedback James.

To answer you:

  1. As you might guess, I don't think I'm allowed to talk about it here. I started with Europe. To stay on the same timezone. After a few month I moved to SEA. I also told them that if something goes wrong, I can go back in the office.
  2. Nothing contractually written but I like to keep synchronous contact with my colleague. I usually overlap for half day. Sometimes I have meeting on the evening.
  3. That's a good question. I've no idea! For 2020, I'm hesitating between 2 completely different destinations: Japan and Budapest!
 

Interesting... I hope more companies adopt the remote blueprint established by the likes of Shopify, Gitlab etc. Although I do see the value in having an office presence - I think I'd missed the social interaction and working in a team if I did remote for too long.

Budapest is really cool! Probably my favourite European city. Would highly recommend it.

You can still have social interaction with your colleagues through Zoom/Skype/Slack/... and if you need real human interactions (without screen), co-working spaces are usually a good option :)

Thanks for the recommendation James :)

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