I am thinking of leaving my current job and pursuing a remote worker position. There are obvious advantages, especially with incontinence issues. Has anybody worked remotely in the last few years, what are your thoughts and advice?
I'm a work-from-home engineer for a small electronics company. I was commuting to the office when COVID hit. The owner sent us all home, and later decided that he preferred us gone.
I've been remote ever since.
There are obvious pros and some less-obvious cons. For me, being able to work in "little mode" is certainly a huge pro. Bottles and pacifiers must be placed out of sight when a Zoom or Skype call comes in, but otherwise they're fair game. The biggest con is not physically
leaving work at the end of the day. That's required me to find ways of psychologically
leaving, which is difficult because my home office is also my hobby workshop. I've therefore struggled a bit to avoid working after hours, and I've had to be careful when scheduling work to make sure I'm committing only to what I can achieve while still having a life. Three years in, I've mostly
gotten the hang of it, but... It's tough!
Anyway, I certainly wouldn't discourage you from trying the remote thing. On the whole, for me, it's been a win.