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Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 8:28pm On Jul 04, 2020
There is more to remote jobs than you think. Here is my personal experience.

Recently, i received a mail from a remote american tech company that i applied for. I was informed, that an interview will take placed few days, i prepared for the interview and the day came , lot of questions were asked that questioned my experience in web development. Finally the interview was over, but still i felt that i really embarrassed myself and messed up but i kept my fate.

Two days later, i received a mail from the same company where all the company guidelines, workflows and other necessary information i needed to get started were contained.

I resumed work a week after, soon i decided to set up my work environment just for me to realize i will be working actively at midnight from 11:30 - 6:30 due to time zones difference.

So basically, my life was staying on the PC every night and i adapted to it to the extent that i might not use my PC yet i can't sleep at night.

Soon after, i felt ill for 3 days after 4 weeks of sleepless nights and i was advised to reduce my working time and sleep often.

Knowing it was dangerous for my health, i cut my working time to 4AM and i will be off to bed. This step almost cost me my job because i published a new feature to the company product but i didn't include proper documentation of what the feature does and the developers and the members were annoyed with me to that.

Since it was a remote company though they have an office at California, most of their members work remotely, the company meetings are always held on Thursday via Google Meet and i have been marked absent for 3 times in a row which is really bad for my report. I was warned if i miss the next meeting, there is a possibility that i might be on probation or worst relieved of my role.

NB: I work as a frontend developer using Vuejs as my core language.

Share yours

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by chatinent(m): 8:31pm On Jul 04, 2020
I'm here to read liesperiences.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Coder2Client(m): 8:36pm On Jul 04, 2020
You better don't kill yourself.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 8:36pm On Jul 04, 2020
chatinent:
I'm here to read liesperiences.

If you don;t believe it is fine, it is not for everyone though.

Thank you.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 8:37pm On Jul 04, 2020
Coder2Client:
You better don't kill yourself.

All those kind of jobs are really stressful though.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Coder2Client(m): 8:46pm On Jul 04, 2020
thenaijacoder:


All those kind of jobs are really stressful though.

You can do all the sleeping during the day and in the evening you can take some sip of lipton and not coffee. Coffee is injurious to health.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by seankafor(m): 8:50pm On Jul 04, 2020
thenaijacoder:
There is more to remote jobs than you think. Here is my personal experience.

Recently, i received a mail from a remote american tech company that i applied for. I was informed, that an interview will take placed few days, i prepared for the interview and the day came , lot of questions were asked that questioned my experience in web development. Finally the interview was over, but still i felt that i really embarrassed myself and messed up but i kept my fate.

Two days later, i received a mail from the same company where all the company guidelines, workflows and other necessary information i needed to get started were contained.

I resumed work a week after, soon i decided to set up my work environment just for me to realize i will be working actively at midnight from 11:30 - 6:30 due to time zones difference.

So basically, my life was staying on the PC every night and i adapted to it to the extent that i might not use my PC yet i can't sleep at night.

Soon after, i felt ill for 3 days after 4 weeks of sleepless nights and i was advised to reduce my working time and sleep often.

Knowing it was dangerous for my health, i cut my working time to 4AM and i will be off to bed. This step almost cost me my job because i published a new feature to the company product but i didn't include proper documentation of what the feature does and the developers and the members were annoyed with me to that.

Since it was a remote company though they have an office at California, most of their members work remotely, the company meetings are always held on Thursday via Google Meet and i have been marked absent for 3 times in a row which is really bad for my report. I was warned if i miss the next meeting, there is a possibility that i might be on probation or worst relieved of my role.

NB: I work as a frontend developer using Vuejs as my core language.

Share yours
one question.. is the pay worth it?

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by CokeBar(f): 8:54pm On Jul 04, 2020
Not a developer though but working remotely is wayyyyy better...

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 9:07pm On Jul 04, 2020
seankafor:
one question.. is the pay worth it?

Well, the pay isn't that much $500 per month but it is quite okay for me though.

I would have aksed for more but i am not good at negotiating so i went with the flow.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 9:08pm On Jul 04, 2020
CokeBar:
Not a developer though but working remotely is wayyyyy better...


Yes it is but as you know everything good things come with a price...

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 9:09pm On Jul 04, 2020
Coder2Client:


You can do all the sleeping during the day and in the evening you can take some sip of lipton and not coffee. Coffee is injurious to health.

Thanks for the tip.

I usually sleep 6hrs in the day.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by CokeBar(f): 9:10pm On Jul 04, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Yes it is but as you know everything good things come with a price...

2 drawbacks:

a. Job security

b. Sometimes it gets really lonely

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 9:17pm On Jul 04, 2020
CokeBar:


2 drawbacks:

a. Job security

b. Sometimes it gets really lonely

Eaxctly
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by seankafor(m): 9:31pm On Jul 04, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Well, the pay isn't that much $500 per month but it is quite okay for me though.

I would have aksed for more but i am not good at negotiating so i went with the flow.
well, it's okay.. 200k a month is the average salary of a middle class man

But those odd hours, am used to it as well wink
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 9:36pm On Jul 04, 2020
seankafor:
well, it's okay.. 200k a month is the average salary of a middle class man

But those odd hours, am used to it as well wink

In US, the average salary of a developer is $5,680 which is x3 lesser than the amount though. But since the situation of things, i will just scale through till i start working onsite for the ocmpany.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Chuky7(m): 10:54pm On Jul 04, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Well, the pay isn't that much $500 per month but it is quite okay for me though.

I would have aksed for more but i am not good at negotiating so i went with the flow.


not bad...You are earning an MD salary of most banks...

how do you get remote jobs?...or which would you recommend...

what's the name of your own company?...

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by thenaijacoder(m): 11:02pm On Jul 04, 2020
Chuky7:



not bad...You are earning an MD salary of most banks...

how do you get remote jobs?...or which would you recommend...

what's the name of your own company?...

Well, i applied for the role through indeed but the job opening has been closed.

The name of the company is Ambianic and they are into IOT and robotics.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Chuky7(m): 12:42pm On Jul 05, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Well, i applied for the role through indeed but the job opening has been closed.

The name of the company is Ambianic and they are into IOT and robotics.



nice...

indeed hardly favors me ...guess I'll keep trying...
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Emmyloyalty: 11:27am On Jul 06, 2020
Lalasticlala, front page material.
You guys hardly move tech stuffs to front page. Why nah?

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by flexyrule(m): 12:45pm On Jul 06, 2020
Am here to read lies...
Between all these remote working IT guys and the so-called social media influencers, I don't know which category lie most about their earnings...

I know these jobs exist, but the way it is being portrayed... You will just resign your small 200k job and go and start learning one IT course, only to see yourself in square 1.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by DropsMic(m): 12:45pm On Jul 06, 2020
Okay
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Pfunds: 12:45pm On Jul 06, 2020
Hi
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by D34lw4p(m): 12:47pm On Jul 06, 2020
Not all remote jobs are like this it depends on the timezone of the company you work for. I once worked for a company new york and the time difference doesn't require me to work at midnight. I can only advice you to carefully look at the timezone before accepting any offer, it doesn't make sense to make so much money and everything has to go on buying drugs to sustain your health.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Eagool34(m): 12:47pm On Jul 06, 2020
Well am not a developer

Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Standing5(m): 12:47pm On Jul 06, 2020
Remote job I know is when you manage to corner a genuine client on Nairaland and not those retàrded mods looking for how to match freelance site gigs to people here.
Your story looks intimidating and unreal to people like us.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by sapientia(m): 12:48pm On Jul 06, 2020
Others hire your company to do web development for them?
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Qsand: 12:48pm On Jul 06, 2020
Didn't you post this in developer circle Lagos group on Facebook?
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by MrCounselor: 12:48pm On Jul 06, 2020
grin
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by TimoBriggs: 12:49pm On Jul 06, 2020
Coder2Client:


You can do all the sleeping during the day and in the evening you can take some sip of lipton and not coffee. Coffee is injurious to health.

Please share source of 'coffee is injurious to health'

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by flexyrule(m): 12:49pm On Jul 06, 2020
Chuky7:



not bad...You are earning an MD salary of most banks...

how do you get remote jobs?...or which would you recommend...

what's the name of your own company?...
MD salary of most banks?
If I talk now, you'll report to the Mods that I abused you.
Let me allow you to wallow in your ignorance...

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by YorubaKinging: 12:49pm On Jul 06, 2020
The end is near

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