Digital Nomads Jobs on the rise

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Gives me some ideas -- I'm presuming the WiFi is OK all along the Côte d'Azur? :)
     
  3. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Cell phone hot spot 4G or even better 5G.
    5G Ultra Wideband etc.
     
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That good, huh? Tell me, Lerner, are you working from Nice, Cannes, Antibes -- or somewhere else? :) Saint Tropez? How's the bikini traffic?
     
  5. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Johann,

    Today I'm working from Miami. Bikini traffic is well and alive here but also at times the stormy weather. It is raining lightly nearby and its about 85 F.
    Some day will visit Nice, Cannes, Antibes.
    Lucky for me due to data security laws, many US companies don't want their data going outside the US, many US companies
    are mandated to keep the data in the US.
     
  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Contrary to popular belief, being remote is not the only thing necessary for a job to be done by a "nomad." Even the article leaves this out, save a brief mention that companies are getting better at compliance. Generally your employer needs to file paperwork in the state that you live in (for things like city and state taxes), and so moving states or even countries can cause your employer difficulty. Failure to disclose the move can put them in hot water and lead to your termination.
     
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  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I have a colleague who left a very well-known public service organization when his spouse was sent overseas to Spain. He tried to do some consulting while there, but it was hard because (a) he could never meet his potential clients in person and (b) the time difference. I think he was relieved to return to the US two years later.
     
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  8. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    At a past role, a colleague moved to South Korea when her military spouse was posted there. The company was on Mountain Time. Her working hours were 11pm to 7am Korea time (8-4 Mountain Time.) She lasted about 3 months. I've worked overnights myself but only for 3 month rotations. Any longer than that and I think my productivity would nosedive.

    My ideal schedule is noon to 8pm. I can stay up as late as I want and still get a reasonable amount of sleep and still have a couple hours after getting home to tackle things before bed. Unfortunately I have to work 8-5 CT.
     
  9. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Active Member

    Hopefully this trend continues because many people will not want to return to work in an office setting. In fact, The Great Resignation will continue with many people choosing to leave jobs that require them to be physically present for remote jobs. My current job is remote and pays 50% more than my previous job that required me to be in the office where I worked for 7 years.
     
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    My dream job involves remote working from a high-tech office aboard a company yacht. My company, of course. :)
     
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  11. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Depends on role type.
    For me I went from being in office daily in 2007 to being in office 3 days and 2 days telecommuting a week in 2008 to 2010, the 2 days in office from 2010 to 2013 then 100% telecommuting since 2014.
    So many advantages to remote work, with modern collaboration tools, it works out great.
    I went from driving to train station , taking train to work spending 3 hours a day just on commute to work and from work to being able to work anywhere in the US. My teams productivity went up significantly, job satisfaction also highly improved.
    Turnaround in the division reduced significantly.
    I'm all for when position role allowing for telecommuting to allow people work remotely.
     
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  12. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    When I was there for a year, Monday Night Football--still a big deal back then--was live on Tuesday morning. We would all avoid any discussion about the game and then watch the replay that evening as if it was live.
     
  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I spent the last two years of my government career remote (living in Arizona and working in DC) without once going into the office.
     
  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    How long did it take them to notice? :) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (kidding)
     
  15. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    No kidding. Forever. It stopped because I stopped.
     
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  16. SweetSecret

    SweetSecret Member

    This is pretty much my dream too. Ideally, I would like to find a law school I could either do online or that is located near the coast so I can live on a sailboat. Once I graduate, I would like to be able to just circumnavigate and do consulting (likely primarily contracts) from the boat.
     
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  17. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    That's what my friend Larry did. He lives on boat in San Diego. Drives a truck that if needed he can haul the boat. I remeber when he took a Sabbatical year off and sailed to S Amerca.
    It was then and now with all the 5G etc fast internet he is having great time.
     
  18. SweetSecret

    SweetSecret Member

    His last name does not happen to be Pardey, does it? I'm guessing not, but one never knows. How old is he? What model of boat?

    San Diego is certainly on my list of potential places. The only thing is the recent news of the sewage from Mexico washing up that way.
     
  19. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    That's been going on since I was a kid. (I grew up in the South Bay.) The Tijuana River flows in a slightly northerly direction and empties into the Pacific right below the border. But it has zero bearing on the city as a whole. It is a small problem affecting almost no one. (Normally. Right now they're experiencing a greater impact than usual, but it appears to be due to more accurate testing, not from increases in pollution.)
     
  20. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    His last name is Langston, a trawler is model of his boat if I remember correctly.
     

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