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Remote work

Postby pgacv2 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:34 pm

Hello,

I know this has been mentioned in the past, but I see no recent posts on it. Are there plans to allow remote work? All of the current tech jobs seem to require physically being in the US.

Thanks,

Pedro G. Acevedo

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Re: Remote work

Postby marc.brejcha » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:10 am

Agreed. I would love to here about this. I am currently in the Colorado Springs area working on a 800,000 user domain remotely. I have no ambition to uproot my family but I would love to work on the enterprise level of the church.

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Re: Remote work

Postby MarilynSJones » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:47 am

Many of the jobs that can be done from home can be done from anywhere in the world. The person must have excellent English skills, and perhaps be easily understood on the telephone.

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Re: Remote work

Postby jessej3000 » Mon May 08, 2017 8:06 pm

This seems to be a very old post. but I would like add my comment.

Working remotely now a days are very common. I myself been working remotely for my US and AU clients for around 5 years now. It is a great blessing as I can spend much more time with family and at the same time really focus on work and developing my skills land other interests. The downside is, the risk is very high as most companies or individual offering remote opportunities have very little or no benefits at all. And most can decide to let go of you anytime. And if you have a family to feed, its going to be a nightmare full of tears.

Anyway, I still do not give-up on this kind of work setup. I still believe that there are companies out there who will have enough trust for their employees to work remotely. If ever the church will decide to offer such opportunity for software developers. I would gladly help in pioneering it.

Would really love to contribute my skills in programming to the church.

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Re: Remote work

Postby msluser » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:30 am

I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and have been working for over 15 years in Electronics, Automation, IT Infrastructure, Databases, Web Development and Software Development. I would love to work for the church and put my efforts into something I know to be true.

If they ever do allow remote work, even if its part time, I would go for it.

-Mark

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Re: Remote work

Postby jackcholt » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:30 pm

I would like to add my ditto. I was just contacted on LinkedIn about a position in SLC. However, when I mentioned my desire to work remotely they simply said that being at the office in SLC was a necessity. I also have experience working on remote teams for a company I have been employed at for more than 20 years. They trust me enough to let me work remotely.

I would dearly love to hear the justification for this. I'm relatively certain there is one. Still it would appease my curiosity to know why. Perhaps we can "council together" about this.

As others have said about remote work in this thread, remote work is becoming more commonplace in the industry. With the worthiness requirement of being temple worthy, that should indicate that the employee would be trustworthy and faithful enough to hold such a position of trust.

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Re: Remote work

Postby russellhltn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:06 pm

From various conversations, I get the impression that the culture in CHQ is the type of casual networking where you can just poke your head up and say "Hey Carl" at any time to work though a problem. Sure, they could call you, but that's a more effort and a little more formal than the kind of culture they have in mind. The mental picture I have is a close cluster of cubicles with half-height walls. The kind where you just have to lift your head up to have a conversation.
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Re: Remote work

Postby jackcholt » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:26 pm

Can anyone say "instant messaging"? I once worked more than 10 years ago where there were no cubicle walls even. The idea was the same as you describe. Quick chats and no ability to have high intensity, heads down, individual work sessions. No thanks!

I would think by now that the concept is outdated and disproven as an efficient practice.


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