NoDesk: Issue #183

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By Daniel (@nodeskco).


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Employees are accepting pay cuts to keep working from home. They shouldn’t

Tayo Bero | The Guardian

Working from home has made life easier for many people. But easier or more convenient working conditions shouldn’t come at a cost to workers; they should simply be a part of good corporate practice.

No, We Won’t Have a Video Call for That!

Florian Haas | xahteiwi.eu

You will never be able to capitalize on work as a distributed team unless you kick some office habits. The key to distributed teams being effective is not that they happen to not be in the same place, as you’ll see from the remainder of this talk. So to expect success from the approach that you take the habits of an office, simply remove the element of locality, replace every face to face meeting with a video call and carry on, is ludicrous.

Workers are putting on pants to return to the office only to be on Zoom all day

Danielle Abril | The Washington Post

Pandemic-era safety procedures have created a new dynamic at work, in which many employees say they’re operating at work the same way they were at home.

Working From Orbit

Immersed | Paul Tomlinson

I’ve been a full-time VR worker since April 2019, spending in the neighborhood of 4,500 hours banging away at real work on virtual screens in Immersed. It’s not a stretch to say I’m in the top few percent of VR users on the planet; I’ve spent much time watching developments in the field and extrapolating future possibilities. I don’t insist on my version of the future, but I hope what I’ve seen is worth sharing.

Bosses turn to ‘tattleware’ to keep tabs on employees working from home

Sandy Milne | The Guardian

The pandemic prompted a surge in the use of workplace surveillance programs – and they’re not going away any time soon.

The 10 commandments of salary negotiation

Lenny Rachitsky | Lenny's Newsletter

Regardless of how senior or junior you are, most tech folks struggle with negotiation. Partially this is because compensation is set up to be intentionally misleading. Partially it’s because sticking up for yourself is nerve-racking AF.

Here are the 10 commandments to negotiation I wish everyone knew.

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