NODESK: Issue #112

A weekly newsletter with the best new remote jobs, stories and ideas from the remote work community, and occasional offbeat pieces to feed your curiosity.

By Daniel (@nodeskco).


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Featured Remote Company

This week I highlight Semaphore.

Semaphore is a leader in hosted continuous integration and deployment, with over 30,000 engineers relying on it to test and deploy their code. The Semaphore team works in small, highly effective teams, and every person is vital to the success of the company.

Semaphore offers:

  • Competitive salary

  • Normal 40-hour work week

  • Flexible paid days-off

  • Paid books of your choice

  • Paid gym membership

  • Work from anywhere

  • Paid software and hardware

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid trips to conferences

The Semaphore team is made of smart, creative people who love their craft. You will not be just improving the product or customer experience, but have a voice in shaping the company culture too.

Join Semaphore and help build an industry-defining product with a great team.

View open positions at Semaphore


Top Picks

Hand-picked articles, stories and ideas from the remote work community and beyond.

Distributed Work’s Five Levels of Autonomy

Matt Mullenweg

To make sense of this journey — from a company’s cautious exploration of remote possibilities to a fully realized distributed experience — I like to think of how it plays out through the concept of levels of distributed work, which I modeled after self-driving car levels of autonomy.

How to plan and execute remote employee training programs

Rachel Andrea Go

Remote training occurs when the trainer and trainee are separated by time and location, and need to conduct learning virtually instead of in a physical office setting. Remote learning can be asynchronous, thus not constrained by time, or it can occur at set-times which would make it synchronous remote learning. This flexibility within remote learning offers major benefits for both the company and employees.

In this article we’ll discuss how to decide if remote training is right for you, tips to help execute remote training, and tools you can use to implement your programs.

Remote work worsens inequality by mostly helping high-income earners

Georges A. Tanguay, Ugo Lachapelle | The Conversation

During a period of confinement and physical distancing, telecommuting has enabled some workers to carry out their usual tasks from home.

But remote work can also be a source of socioeconomic inequality for workers in many different ways. These are related to the job sector and employers, as well as to the loss of the benefits associated with remote work.

Twitter Will Allow Employees To Work At Home Forever

Alex Kantrowitz | BuzzFeed

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey emailed employees on Tuesday telling them that they’d be allowed to work from home permanently, even after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown passes. Some jobs that require physical presence, such as maintaining servers, will still require employees to come in.

I Just Flew. It Was Worse Than I Thought It Would Be.

McKay Coppins | The Atlantic

The surreal experience of flying during a pandemic, and the false promise of a return to normal.

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What flying overseas really looks like in the coronavirus era

I’ve landed in Hong Kong after flying from Paris CDG, via London Heathrow. I now have to wait ~8 hours before I get my #COVID19 test results and thus have ample time to tweet about my experience.

Event: Remote Work: The Future Is Now! is a free online community event featuring engineers from Apple, Auth0, and Automattic that will take place today, May 14, at 7pm EST.

Afterthought:

First, remote work means you can work from home.
Then, remote work means you can work from anywhere.
And then, remote work means you can hire from anywhere.

— Balaji S. Srinivasan


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