I am at the moment a mixture of nerves and excitement. My fiancé recently received a job offer in D.C. A really good one, for a good firm that is going to give him a lot of great learning opportunities. That pretty much means I have to go with him. (happily, I swear I am going happily) Being anxious to get out into the workforce he wants to start in mid-June, which means we are moving soon. We are also getting married soon. So, I was in sort of a conundrum. New city, new life, new job? That is a lot of new.
Luckily, I work for a very generous company that has figured out a way to work beyond geographical boundaries. So instead of having an entirely new job I just get a new working lifestyle.
I will be joining the ranks of telecommuters. A few of those comrades have already bestowed some wisdom:
- Have a separate room for your office, with a door (says my dad and uncle) to shut work out at the end of the day
- Get dressed, no PJs although slippers are acceptable (says an SVP)
- Set boundaries and don’t let friends/family interrupt you during working hours
What are some of the other tips you have for me as I begin my new journey as a telecommuter?Anything in particular that will make the transition easier?