Me needing to socialize every time I come to work, to the sidebar when I need to be working, and feeling obligated to drop whatever I'm doing to make it about coworkers is something we still can do but in a much more manageable fashion. Tech Stack Apps like Slack offer buffers and make it even easier to put up good fences with our more prone to boundary-crossing co-workers.

My last office job was a mess because the over-focusing on building comradery backfired, and all they did was socialize and drink. Having the privilege to work fully remote has changed my life, giving me the kind of privacy and freedom to set my schedule typically reserved for the self-employed and the uber-rich.

I get more rest and downtime to handle other things unwork-related, and if anything, work-life balance has been more challenging because if you are not careful, your employer might push you to take things after hours. This is also about choosing said companies wisely in the first place.

If they want to blame us, I'll go one step further; I'll take credit for their misplaced ire and remind them that we work to live, not live to work!

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A Clay Lamb

A Clay Lamb

I like speaking the truth even though it gets me into trouble.