During the pandemic, office-based employees around the world suddenly found themselves working on dining tables, kitchen counters, living areas, or anything they could find in their house or apartment. Some employees have decided to go back to their provinces, or their hometowns. Lucky are those who live by the beach or somewhere with a great view.
The very first thing that remote workers are thankful for is the perk of not having to commute to work every day. It saves you time, money, effort, and energy.
What comes next is the abundance of time to spend with your family, friends, or pets. Now, remote workers get more time to enjoy Netflix-and-chill while watching their favorite Korean Dramas.
Without having to commute, and avoiding heavy traffic jams, office politics, and lack of flexibility, life can be a lot easier. According to a Blog by Workspace Facebook, 86% of professionals think a remote job would reduce stress, and 77% of people say having the option to work from home after COVID-19 would make them happier.
Apart from the best things about working remotely, there are a lot of unexpected things for you to consider and do.
This would make you a better and more valuable employee. As a norm in an office-based setup, people’s mindset is to just get the job done and go home thereafter. However, working remotely requires you to have more initiative when it comes to providing your professional services but this will definitely be rewarding for you.
Yes, this seems to be a common sight and trend now on Social Media platforms because our environment matters when working remotely. In the Philippines, remote workers are assistants in a virtual world and it’s important to be somewhere you’re not likely to be disturbed.
I know, right? It’s more comfortable wearing pajamas or lounge clothes, but dressing up affects our mood and makes us feel motivated to work. The good thing is you will be prepped up if there is an unexpected video call.
But Why Would You Want To Be a Virtual Assistant?
There are a lot of good things about being one. You have the freedom to choose a job, set your schedule, and have extra time for yourself.
You no longer have to commute to work or sit on a work desk wishing you’re at home.
You have the freedom to choose your line of work. It’s your privilege among others who work in an office.