Andrea Bing Works Remotely
Interview with Remote.co
I was a federal contractor for over 10 years and I wanted to have a flexible work schedule and work at home.
You have to be very organized. Keep your work calendar up to date, set time in your schedule for breaks and social activities. Also, change your environment—I work at home or coffee shops.
Flexibility; save time from the commuting!
I have core hours that I have to be online—10-3 p.m. I normally work 8-4:30.
I’m pretty focused on this job. I always have work or online learning that I can do to keep myself occupied.
It’s hard to network within the company virtually. I have joined different company-sponsored virtual communities, such as a women’s group, book club, and finance group on the internal site.
- Project plan book
- MS Outlook
Microsoft Lync sessions and emails.
My Keurig has saved me so much money from my daily Starbucks trips.
It has not impacted my career goals. I’m still on track to move up the Cigna ladder.
I’m active on LinkedIn. I meet my old coworkers for lunch on a monthly basis.
Now I’m stress free.
My family loves it. My children are happy I’m able to volunteer at their school on a regular basis.
I shut down my computer at 5 p.m. every day.
I go to a boot camp 3 times a week at 5:30 a.m.
No, my black labrador retriever keeps me company.