Stripe announced their new engineering hub on Thursday- remote! They have “hubs” in San Francisco, Seattle, Dublin and Singapore already, and remote will be their fifth. They said they were hoping to hire 100 remote employees this year. Stripe went out of their way to praise their remote workers, saying “Stripe has had hundreds of extremely high-impact remote employees since inception” and “…remote employees have outperformed all expectations”. It is exciting to see a silicon valley unicorn (for lack of a better word) pushing forth the remote work trend. Although remote work continues to be on the rise, large companies haven’t fully embraced it. No huge tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, Netflix have fully embraced remote work as Stripe[…]

Finding remote work is difficult. The best way to get remote work is to have remote experience, which leaves us with a nice chicken and egg problem. The easiest way to get your first remote job is to convert your current job into a remote job. Working from home is a great joy and convincing your manager to have some time to work from home (WFH) can be rewarding. If your company already has a flexible WFH policy, then great! Take as much time working from home as your company allows. When I was working for a major hospital, they allowed employees to WFH one day every two weeks. Almost nobody utilized this benefit but I was sure to take[…]