Employer just said people wont be approved to move out of their metro area any longer

And also that they won’t hire people out of their metro area (even tho the work is remote)
Little do they know I have 6 months of travel already booked and since my legal residence address is my mothers house, I am technically not living outside of the metro area
Also why are CEO boomers so gay? Even tho the work is 100% remote the dude is hellbent on making people live within driving distance to some shitty office park in a suburb of a crappy city. Fuck that, ya boy is going to Mexico for three months
What are your guys’ working remote situations like?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven’t been anywhere near the HQ since they hired me and I’m not letting them softball a hybrid schedule into my life. I’m ready to get fired if they figure it out but so far they haven’t and I don’t anticipate any change in this.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dachshunds are truly the best

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    they are going to bring you back into the office, that's why. the data and figure are in, WFH is a drain on a productivity on their measures to boost that productivity with surveillance and shit isn't working. you're going back to the office. this is the downside of corporate wageslavery.

    either way, defense contractor here. i've been doing the six month on/six month off lifestyle for years and i still think nothing beats it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I also in defense contractor biz and the area I referenced was the DC area.
      Can you explain more this 6 on / 6 off more? Do you mean like you do contract work for half the year for individual projects and then take the rest off?
      And yes I know my dumbass CEO is reading all those LinkedIn articles written by corporate real estate brokers larping as statisticians talking about how important it is to get everyone back in the office

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah its usually more like anything from four to eight months in actuality, but overall it aggregates out to half time on/half time off. I have no consistent employer, I just bounce from contract to contract and the money is good enough that I usually dont work much in the time off. maybe some part time low-stress BS job just for the structure, but usually I just sighsee

        it has downsides fwiw.

        if I were you I'd be ready to quit if you're not willing to go back to the office.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I am ready to quit or get fired. My team is probably the most insulated from it because our workspace is international by nature of the main operations occurring overseas. It is my subcontractor that is pushing hybrid, not the agency that we work for. But yes, I do see the writing on the wall and I’m ready to get fired tbh. In the ensuing 5 months that the changes will most likely occur, I am saving up everything I can such that when it comes time for my Mexico trip in March, I’ll just get fired for it and hit the road. Being mid-twenties with a luckily steady safety net (big family with lots of places for me to stay, and I have a lot of solid credentials/certifications/etc.), I do not doubt that I can find another job easily, but I know my next one will probably not be this remote. Even still, I could just flip-flop the AT even after that.
          I’m ready to get canned or to quit for this. Maybe after that I will look into the contract work. I used to look down on it because I knew a guy who would do that same thing but not for travel, but to be a WoW guild master full time. He would do a coding project 6 months and then go back to 18 hours a day of wow in his off time.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            are you part of the amentum/PAE merger by any chance?

            dude if you are mid-twenties get the fuck out and enjoy yourself. your twenties are pointless, you should just have as much as fun as possible. I didn't even get into the defense contractor world until my thirties.

            don't waste your youth and capacity to tolerate squalor chasing a career! you seem like a reasonably intelligent guy, you have enough qualifications to get you this job. just pivot to a career whenver you feel like doing so and be a dirtbag until then. you get no extra points for groveling in your youth, your resume looks no less impressive than somebody who did fun odd-jobs in between trips abroad.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              No i am not part of that merger
              I agree with you and I am enjoying myself - just working remote at the same time. I would prefer to be in Europe or SEA but I’ve been doing US travel for the last year (1-3 months each in miami, Denver, Atlanta, Philly, NY, DC), and also ample time in ski towns and beach towns depending on weather. The more I see of this country, the more I just want to see Valencia or Hanoi or Taipei or CDMX or Prague. So, accounting for my clearances/employer, I scheduled 3 months in CMDX/Campeche, assuming I could work remotely from there, which I will regardless of any new policies, or just get fired. I’m not cancelling my trip.
              I suppose I am suffering maximal enjoyment from this lifestyle due to half-assing it, but for a while I was being very careful about planning everything to account for my career. But that veil is beginning to fall away and I’d rather just not have to look at a fucking IDE ever again. Well, maybe not never, but not for a year or two.
              COVID also played a major role in ruining my twenties, since 23-25 was essentially unsalvageable. I will take your advice and consider dirtbagging it, but since I am the highest-paid and most career-successful guy I know in my friend group and extended family, and so many people tell they’d kill to switch jobs with me, it feels like spitting in the face of such an opportunity.
              Again, I know I’ll be employable anywhere, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get this much flexibility again, so I’m gonna take it as far as I can until I get fired.
              Sorry for the therapy session post, but you do give good advice that no one in my life can give because they don’t understand the lifestyle I want/like.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I remember your thread. I suggested Campeche/Merida as opposed to Cancun or I think because you wanted to be somewhere more interesting/historic. Also you should look into Puebla if Mexico City gets to be too much. Puebla/Cholula is old like Mexico City, and is regarded as the culinary capital of the country. Anything Pueblans make is usually good.
                >Atlanta, Philly
                But why would you go to either of these places.
                >it feels like spitting in the face of such an opportunity
                Don't let that factor into your decision. They're either not as ambitious or not as intelligent as you or maybe just don't see the bigger picture. The point of getting into a good career imo is the kind of lifestyle you can afford with it.
                >I knew a guy who would do that same thing but not for travel, but to be a WoW guild master full time.
                Holy shit you found the king of incels.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hey, thanks for those picks. I did make that thread with Oaxaca as my main choice but quickly settled on CDMX (Condesa/Hipodrome) and then a month in a little apartment on the beach.
                >Atlanta
                I got family here and I make videos/articles about pedestrian/bike infra and the Belt Line is the subject of my current project. It’s actually awesome down here. Everything outside of belt-line-adjacent O4W and Virginia-Highland fucking sucks though. An entire city where only maybe 2 square miles are habitable.
                >Philly
                Got a lot of friends there. Additionally, with the work I was initially scared to go international, and since I booked these before inflation really took off, they were very cheap. I’m staying in Rittenhouse there. Also I’m gay for revolutionary history.
                >king of incels
                An understatement. You should have seen the guy. Looked exactly like the neck beard from the South Park episode but with a longer ponytail.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          How do you find something like this? What kind of work is it? Overseas? Is there some kind of website just for this kind of thing so I can bypass all the hiring managers from shit companies that are scraping the bottom of the barrel?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >What kind of work is it
            moron read the reply chain. they both state they're in defense contracting.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              I was hoping he'd be more specific like is it computer programming, mechanical or electrical engineering, logistics management, etc. within that industry...

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >graduate with CS/IT degree
            >work in IT
            >get a couple IT certs for AWS/Azure
            >make a good GitHub/lab with lots of dumb projects
            >change jobs to one that requires a clearance
            >get clearance (meal ticket)
            >COVID happens so all tech jobs are remote
            >change jobs again to get full remote and good money
            >do the shit I wrote about above

            That’s what i did. Ironically many people could also live this lifestyle but they insist on paying out the ass for DC/NYC rents and are scared of going to a new yoga studio or gym, and are terminally afraid of being alone. I know many people who live in some expensive city and simply occupy their free time with brewery trivia and happy hours on the weekends and they just work from their bedroom all day. Once you make the jump to being OK with taking calls from a public park or a cafe patio, it doesn’t make sense to limit those calls/work to just the parks and cafes in your own city. Even if you have to go in to the office a couple times a month you can still make it work. I think more people could do it if they really wanted to, but they just don’t. The first step to let your current lease lapse.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              But that's just for normal 9-5 remote work, not the 6month on 6 month off type work that the guy above was talking about?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            im an aircraft mechanic. all there is to it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      this
      they will just hire pajeets if 100% WFH even if it is worse quality

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >they will just hire pajeets
        I saw a jeeter in on the Munich city train take his mask off to cough, then put it back on. These people are fucking retarded. Another time my company hired a team of jeets to manage some AWS cloud migration project they messed up the settings costing the company €85,000 over the course of two days (the weekend).
        Any company that hires them gets exactly what they deserve.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I saw a jeeter in on the Munich city train take his mask off to cough, then put it back on.
          That was every American boomer anon. Shit was so pointless.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Any company that hires them gets exactly what they deserve.
          they dont care they have enough money
          its why they have all the quotas for women, nigs, and lgbts
          they just want you to suffer

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe this is cope.. but I feel like most companies are smart enough not to do this. If only because loser middle managers can't micromanage people with a 10 hour time difference. Maybe traditional companies that need tech will do it, but actual tech companies, that are run by actual engineers, won't.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    This post reeks of jealous
    >drunk all day
    I don’t drink
    >take pictures for Instagram
    I don’t have an Instagram
    >look at me
    I have autism and am very shy
    >free dinners from travel cucks
    I have no idea what this means
    Please continue coping and seething though.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >"Oh I can work abroad and be drunk all day everyday while I take pictures for Instagram. Look at me! I work abroad AND get free dinners from travel cucks!!!."

    Yes.

    LOOK AT ME AND MY COOL LIFE.

    I AM BETTER THAN YOU BY YOUR OWN MEASURE.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Which white collar office wagecuck skills, qualifications/certifications will give me the best odds of working remotely while also earning good money? All I have is a useless business degree.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      IT mostly. The nature of most IT jobs today is enabling other people to be remote, so, by the nature of your tasks, you are most equipped to be remote. IT and programming.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        And when you say IT, if it comes down to getting a degree is better to steer towards Computer Science or something like Information Systems (security, IT guy), assuming your goal is JUST getting a remote job that pays well?

        I'm a bit biased towards going with Information Systems, but I know Computer Science is pretty juicy.

        Maybe this is cope.. but I feel like most companies are smart enough not to do this. If only because loser middle managers can't micromanage people with a 10 hour time difference. Maybe traditional companies that need tech will do it, but actual tech companies, that are run by actual engineers, won't.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          CS is “stronger” than IT, in terms of degrees. I have a CS degree, which is supposed to equip you for a software engineer / programmer job, but I did IT instead (a step down), and then I half-stepped-up to DevOps. Being in IT with a CS degree makes you a very strong candidate. CS is a better degree and harder too. A guy with an IT degree will be less likely to get a CS job, whereas a guy with a CS degree can get IT and CS jobs easy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      IT is an obvious one, but if you're not that keen on programming, consider some kind of digital marketing. Plenty of agencies and other companies are hiring people in those roles and they're easier to get into than software engineering.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >not approved to move out of metro area

    Kek what country are you a slave in?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    shit like this is why my goal is to become a freelancer. that and tax evasion

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