I know everyone out there is writing their obligatory Thanksgiving post, and Stella is no exception. As a telecommuter what am I thankful for?
- A wonderful manager who enthusiastically supports my remote working, is always concerned with how I'm doing and connecting with colleagues, and who is one of the most kind, scrupulous, and ethical people I know.
- A smart, hard-working, savvy, fun employer that gives me the opportunity to do interesting work for a really good cause.
- The ability to live in a place of my choosing without needing to worry about my work situation -- when work is independent of location you enjoy a feeling of freedom and flexibility that is unparalleled.
- My left pinky, and truly the full use of both my hands -- doing what you want, when you want to with your body is a joy that should be treasured every day.
And of course, Stella is grateful for her wonderful family, outrageous good fortune and health, the opportunity and hope that exists in the world even in times of trouble. But that has nothing to do with telecommuting, so I relegated it to the end of the post.