Some Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

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Are you considering a remote position in Software Engineering? I’ve worked remotely for some years now. I started moonlighting in places like the now-defunct vWorker (“Rent A Coder”, back in the day) with my brother in law. Then I moved to full-time offshoring from Mexico, and ended up landing in Canada, working with a team in the US.

Working remotely has some pros and cons, some of which I’ll try to outline here. Needless to say, many of them are just a matter of personal preferences. But I hope it’s useful for someone considering a position in a geographically distributed team.

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The Impostor Syndrome

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Earlier this week, I was talking with a friend about the fact that she doesn’t feel like she deserves a lot of what she has achieved (and she has achieved a lot, actually). I couldn’t feel more empathy. The same thing happens to me.

Why do I feel like I’m an impostor?

Keep in mind that I am:

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