Renaldy Brada


The virus came in my country in early March. Since then I work remotely. For some people, working from home is literally boring. At first, I really enjoy work from home. And now almost 2 month long I do WFH and I feel little bored. Because this WFH policies restricted us to go outside if it isn’t necessary.

But honestly I still prefer working from home. I can do something else when I stuck in my task. I have more time too, because I don’t have to drive about an hours to my office. About time, I don’t know the culture in other office or maybe in other country, but in Indonesia there’s this little feeling bad if you go home at 5 straight. But if you WFH, you can leave your task at 5 straight, then continue to our private project maybe or maybe just take a rest.

The other thing I love about WFH is I don’t have to meet or chitchat with annoying co-workers. I just want to do my job, so shut up and get the work done. No chitchat, no gossip, nothing. WFH giving me back my precious hour of work-life balance, even it is not an ideal state because I have to do my job only in my house, not in coffee shop.

So maybe my next journey will be working as remote software engineer. As a software engineer, I really don’t see the career path. We, the SE will code until the rest of our life. So, why don’t we spending our coding time in the environment we like? At our own house for example.

I know it’s sound ungrateful in the middle of pandemic. But, don’t we have to put the O2 mask on our face before helping other? Pandemic is a chaos, but we are all know that chaos is a ladder.

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