Remote jobs hold more potential for spreading economic opportunity and reducing inequality than the non-HQ jobs created by the tech sector. The latter includes gig economy jobs (Uber drivers), contract jobs (Facebook and Google moderators), and the other high-headcount, low wage jobs (Amazon warehouse workers). A Vox profile of Silicon
Many remote companies write about their retreats. They highlight the exotic destinations and fun activities. They talk about why they have retreats. I love reading those posts and comparing notes. I've noticed something that happens at Tortuga [http://www.tortugabackpacks.com] that I haven't heard other remote companies mention: entropy.
When hiring at Tortuga [http://www.tortugabackpacks.com], > [W]e look for signals that someone can be productive outside of an office. From Why We Work Remotely [https://www.fredperrotta.com/why-we-work-remotely/] Andrew Youderian asked me for more specifics on his Ecommerce Fuel Podcast [https://www.ecommercefuel.com/podcast/]. You
Running a remote company in the US requires using terrible government websites and filling out onerous paperwork. Tortuga [https://www.tortugabackpacks.com] has seven US-based employees across four states. Four of those employees have moved between states while working for Tortuga. In total, we've registered with seven state-level employment agencies
If you think that working remotely means lying in bed [https://open.buffer.com/work-bed/] in sweatpants, you also probably think that it means starting late and quitting early. For colocated employees, a work from home (WFH) day is like a vacation. Everyone at the office knows that you're probably
Before you can learn to work remotely, you must unlearn habits from your previous, colocated jobs. My company, Tortuga [http://www.tortugabackpacks.com], is remote. We advocate for working remotely [https://onyourterms.com/why-we-work-remotely-19d9bd2077b0] but know that the transition from colocated to remote [https://onyourterms.com/transitioning-to-remote-work-at-tortuga-d15160e7a17f] isn't easy. Jeremy
Last weekend, my girlfriend told me about a meeting at her company. The meeting was called to decide on which part to use when their original choice was unavailable. The meeting was an hour long and included 10 people. That's 10 person hours to make a single decision... about a
Remote companies don't give out Perfect Attendance Awards beacuse they don't matter. You don't get anything just for showing up. Even better, there's no where to show up to. When working remotely, you are free to skip the commute, work where you feel productive, and dress as you see fit.
> Credit is due to Rodolphe [https://twitter.com/rdutel] from Remotive [https://remotive.io/] for the title of this post. I immediately wrote this line down when he said it in his workshop at DNX Global [https://www.dnxglobal.com/] in Lisbon last month. In this post, I'll expand on
Last Updated: 1/13/20 Before the pandemic, most people's image of remote work was someone sitting on the couch in their pajamas with a laptop on their lap. When the pandemic forced office workers to work from home, they learned that just because you aren't in a traditional office