Practical Devs for Practical Change πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏿
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I'm loving my current job because it's the first time in years I've felt trust between myself and my coworkers. When I review PRs, I know that feedback will be honestly considered, and I don't feel like I need to jump on the hard tasks to prevent them from being done badly. There's no micro-managing of tasks, we're given the space to experiment and discard what doesn't work. Over the past year, I've learned many good patterns from those I work with by reviewing their code.

My career thus far has been full of short tenures because of stress and a lack of trust, so this is a welcome change of pace.

 

I get to work remote! It is also a downside sometimes, but there are a lot of benefits that work to my advantage in my stage of life:

  • don't have to get someone to take my dog out
  • have time to make my own meals
  • no commute!! which means time saved and less stress
  • don't have to do laundry as much because I wear less clothes πŸ™ƒ

We also have flexible work schedules, which is great. I generally have a set schedule now, but it lets me do things like take a mid day break to go to the gym or run errands. It's nice to know that I work with people who trust that I will get my work done when I need to.

 

As far as the remote work perks go, I feel like I could pretty much duplicate @andy 's list with some slight adjustments...

  • get to chill with my cats all day 😸😸😸
  • I also love some home cooked meals!
  • used to have to 40 mile commute into work (about an hour and fifteen minutes drive each way with traffic!)... cutting that out has been so refreshing!
  • I actually do more laundry than ever because my machine is in the hallway next to me, haha. But clothing wise.. generally, I try not to bum too hard (I think!) but I do have a pretty bummy outfit on right now including drawstring shorts, haha. Woohoo, the perks!
  • and gotta say +1 to the flexible schedule.

There are totally some negatives of remote work too... but this post is focused on the ❀️ (haha, saving myself some writing!)

Anyway, outside of WFH, I really enjoy what I'm doing here with DEV! There are two major areas I cover: promoting articles and content posted here on DEV & helping to support the users of the site (voicing technical issues and modding the site). We have an awesome team of mods (dev.to/tag-moderation & dev.to/community-moderation) that really help to keep DEV content on point and spam-free; they're incredibly smart, passionate folks that want the best for the community and I feel lucky to work with them.

Which reminds me... the DEV core team is amazing! Everyone puts in a lot of effort to help support each other with juggling the different tasks we work on, we all enjoy solving problems, and all of us care about providing a welcoming inclusive community for developers. Lots of ❀️ for the folks I'm working with here.

 
 

don't have to do laundry as much because I wear less clothes πŸ™ƒ

I'm sure your coworkers appreciate learning this πŸ˜‚

 

A couple of my reasons:

  • I work with a bunch of super smart people who I learn new things from every day. We all can get shit done and work well together as a team.
  • Flexible working hours - I can work from home if I'm expecting a delivery, or come to work late if I need to schedule a doctor's appointment or run some other errand first in the morning
  • Free breakfast, lunch and snacks! I love food so this always helps
 

I'm working on an exoskeleton to allow people in wheelchair to rewalk: big robot, helps people,
big technical challenge, really skilled coworkers so I can learn everyday, in the middle of Paris and I only walk 10min to go to work \0/

 

Coworkers. If I didn’t work with who I worked with I probably would’ve already left.

In saying that...not much else anymore. Planning my exit by the end of this year to try to find that happiness again in my job

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