Episode #038: The Joys & Perils of Remote Working 17.01.2015

This episode is kindly supported by Five Simple Steps

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Show Notes

In a change to the announced billing an impromptu early morning phone call made us think a chat about remote working might be in order. As many of us fight the January blues, and inevitable bout of illness that the new year often brings, it felt a timely opportunity to discuss the good, and the bad, aspects of working from a distance.

Topics we discuss include:

  • How does working remotely affect us?
  • What we both you like and dislike about it
  • How much “real” work you achieve per day
  • The importance of “banter”
  • Is the reality like the dream?
  • A typical day for remote working?
  • Do we put extra pressure on ourselves to output more as we are not in the office?
  • How to feel part of the company you work for

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Five Simple Steps Giveaway

To be in with a chance of winning one of the two sets of Five Simple Step’s Pocket Guide Collection 3 all you have to do it answer one of the following two questions correctly. Kieran’s decision will be final (he’s a harsh judge):

  1. Q: What was Matthew Lillard’s handle in the cult-classic 1995 film Hackers?
  2. Q: In the same year Sandra Bullock played a Systems Analyst in the film The Net. During the course of the film her identity is changed by cyber criminals but what is the name they gave her?

To enter just send a tweet to @backtofrontshow with your answer. We’ll announce winners on the next episode.

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