Tejus Parikh

After 14 years of working on startups in Atlanta, GA, in 2018 I moved cross country to be an IC for Amazon.com in Seattle. This blog contains occasional musings about software development and working in the field. If that sounds interesting, follow me on or connect on Linkedin.

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On Being a Remote Worker

Posted by Tejus Parikh on March 05, 2020

Seattle is in the midst of one of the largest work from home trials in the largest work-from-home trials in recent corporate history. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused may of our large employers, including Microsoft, Nordstroms, Expedia, Fred Hutch, and Amazon, to advise their employees to practice social distancing and stay away from the office at least until the end of the month. I was remote through most of 2017 and in that period I quickly learned that being remote for a sustained period is very different than the occasional WFH day. Through that experience I developed a set of best practices that made that experience work for me, which may help others that found out this morning that their physical presence is not requested.

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