@endonend @pauljacobson I feel like the original Doist article conflates "work" with "having a community.” I worked remotely for over a decade, and it allowed me to live somewhere that I was able to have a family and build a community of friends and acquaintances, opportunities that would not have been available to me were I having to go in to an office in some big metro area five days a week.
@endonend I'm not sure if my replies on my site are being piped back here so I'll republish my reply:
In my current role, for about 9 months (if I include my Trial). Before that I was freelancing for another 9 months or so. I definitely prefer this. If anything, my main challenge isn’t that I’m not in an office with other people. It’s more that I’m working from home, in a common space so I have to figure out how to manage interruptions better.
@justindirose I'm still working on those challenges. I'm very comfortable being in my own space, with just my dog to talk to. What I need to figure out is how to manage interruptions from my kids when they're home.
Part of doing that is likely going to involve changing my working hours to focus on my mornings, so I have more of my afternoons open to spend time with my kids, help with homework, and so on.
Thankfully, Automattic gives us the choice of when we want to work, so I have that freedom to determine my hours for the most part.