Working remote can be a great way to achieve the perfect work-life balance. As remote work becomes more popular, it’s important to understand how remote work affects you and your family.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss how remote work impacts your professional life, personal life, and mental health in order to help you make an informed decision about whether or not remote work is right for you.
What Does Remote Work From Home Mean
Remote work is a way of working in which employees and employers communicate and complete projects with the use of technology instead of being confined to one physical location. By situating themselves away from their places of employment, employees can save money on commuting as well as wardrobe expenses. Remote work also allows for more flexibility in what time people choose to do their work since they may be able to schedule themselves around things such as childcare or household chores.
What Internet Speed Do I Need To Work From Home
The majority of companies that hire remote workers will state in their job posting what internet speed they require for applications to be considered. Generally, employers want to see a connection with speeds like these:
Minimum of 1 Mbps download and upload (when working from home) Minimum of 3 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload (when working outside the home) Minimum of 10 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload (when collaborating with others or streaming video)
Does The Time Zone Matter
Some companies may not care where you are located since they can communicate with you easily through email, phone calls, screen-sharing programs, etc. Other companies require employees to reside in specific time zones because it would be impossible to complete projects if someone on the other side of the world is waking up when you are winding down. If your company needs you to be in a specific time zone, pay attention to where they need you at all times!
What Is A Typical Work Day Like
If possible, ask former or current employees about their previous work day or what the typical schedule looks like. But remember; this isn’t always an option since some companies may not give references. Either way, it’s helpful to know what the requirements are before accepting a position.
How Many Hours Per Week Are You Expecting
Before taking any job it is important to know how many hours per week are expected of you in that role. Will there be overtime? Do you have to work weekends or only on weekdays? How many hours are you willing to work?
What Are The Requirements For Remote Work
This is a very important question. Make sure to ask about the requirements for the job; might as well prevent any surprises before accepting an offer! Some things you may want to know:
- Do I need to be on my feet all day or will I have some time to sit down? (some jobs require employees to stand or walk around for long periods of time)
- Do I need prior experience in this industry/in this role? (if not, make sure they train you properly and closely monitor your progress at first)
- Does the company supply free food? If so what kinds of snacks do they usually provide and how often does it change? Sometimes you get food, sometimes you don’t. Also, make sure to know the company’s policies on eating while working and what employees can do during their breaks (eat or order out? Are there any restaurants nearby?)
- Can I bring a book with me to read while I work? Sometimes it is really boring doing the same thing over and over again all day. Some companies allow you to have a book by your desk but others do not. Depending on how strict your new boss is, they may require that you focus 100% of your attention on whatever task they give you at hand…but if they are stricter than most employers, chances are they will not care about what you do in your free time as long as you aren’t slacking off.