This isn’t specifically tech-related, and really more of a chance for me to brag…
My round-trip commute was topping out at about 3 hours which is pretty crazy and not personally sustainable.
I emailed my boss and asked if I could shift my hours around. He told me that once I got a month of work under my belt and proved my work ethic I could “work from China every day” if I wanted to.
Well, a single day later after pitching some project plans for important infrastructure plans and I was told I could pick my hours effective immediately. What a relief! My commute was cut in half, I’m even more motivated to get things done, my home life is way more comfortable, I get more sleep, and my fuel bill is down.