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Old 04-02-2020, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Working from home.

Would some of you post the types of work you do from home ? I'm not trying to take your jobs, just very curious what can be done away from the "job" location. Thanks

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Old 04-02-2020, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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IT services for a medical device company.

I remotely access client systems to upgrade/troubleshoot/install software. 5% of my job requires travel, which is anytime I need physical access to the machine, it cannot be reached remotely, or the task is too complex to efficiently complete remotely.

I'd love to work remotely from Costa Rica.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm in finance (but can be repurposed as a ML software engineer), so I can do everything from home easily, but I actually like going to the office.

I'm an extrovert so it's nice having coworkers around to talk to, eat lunch with, etc.

In-person communication is also a lot more efficient than Zoom, especially sharing ideas with a whiteboard or paper.

A minor factor is that the office usually has really nice chairs and monitors, but getting a nice home office setup is not too big of a hassle or financial commitment.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My wife and I were in Costa Rica last month for two weeks. My wife is a manufacturing engineer and worked remotely for that time. (Since returning she has been working from home as has every office worker in her company)

Her project manager lives in a different US state and works remotely. They have a design engineer on her team that works remotely.

My last 3 companies have Indian tech centers with hundreds of design engineers that work remotely.

My last company sent 2D and 3D modeling to a guy that worked from home in another state. (But his business was declining because the Indians worked for 1/2 the price)

Recently I sat next to a man flying back to Portland that has been travelling by motorcycle for years through South American and now SE Asia. He is a certified accountant and does company's books remotely.

My HR rep lives on the East Coast but manages a team on the West Coast.
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Here's my setup:



That's a heat lamp under the middle display. Only 100W does wonders.
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Interesting stuff. Thanks guys.
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I am in the Costa Rican Air Force.

That three-monitor setup looks pretty nice. My 43" TV barely fit on my desk. Two 24" screens would have been a bit too wide, but I didn't think about having them on the same stand, although I doubt there would have been enough angle to make a difference.
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I'm not retired, but I've been between gigs for 15 years now.

I've been 95% socially isolated for that time. Whittling away at that last 5%.

OP, how's that electric motorcycle coming along?
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I'm doing IT support services for security and surveillance systems. Most of them I've installed as well, but installations are for the most part on hold.

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