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Work from home! That’s the dream, isn’t it? I won’t lie – when businesses started temporarily closing down, I was more than excited to drastically reduce my morning commute to a 30-second carpeted walk (socks optional), with the only risk of detours coming from the occasional pet related pile-up on Hallway US-31.  Fast forward 6 weeks… I’m thankfully still on the clock and working from my own impromptu home office....

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Monday morning… Computer’s running, coffee’s on. I’ve checked my email and logged into the various platforms, but something’s different. Maybe it’s the pajamas, the Groundhog’s Day feeling of being in the same few rooms for the last couple weeks, the vague existential dread of a worldwide pandemic (and the ensuing pandemonium), or the general isolation from the people I care about… But something’s definitely different.  This is...

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As someone who has worked remotely for nearly a decade, I know how easy it is to develop a heavy reliance on communication and collaboration tools like Slack, Swizzy, and Trello. They are so quick and convenient, they often become the only communication tools we use. Still, there are some situations where it makes sense to ping the person on the other end with “can we talk?” Here are some situations best handled by phone or video...

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Remember being a kid and leaving the school day behind, only to go home with homework? Homework: a constant reminder of all the pieces of school you didn’t like.  Take away recess, lunch breaks, and special classes where you could create or even make noise, only to replace it with more work to do at home.  Fast forward to current times… With COVID-19 taking over every aspect of our country, there is a new meaning to...

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Despite some of the hiccups, working from home has been a great experience. I feel happier in general since I get more sleep (no need to get up early to commute!), and my biggest fear, which was being unable to separate my work life from my home life, has been a non-issue so far. 

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If you know anything about our company, you know that culture is important to us…  And if you’ve applied for a job at LongerDays, hopefully you’re taking the time to read some blogs and get a sense of what it’s like to work here. The work isn’t easy. It requires a hefty amount of brain power and no shortage of patience. It’s techy. It’s interpersonal. The day-to-day requires agility and...

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