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Tell me I’m not the only one finding it SO hard settling into a new job that’s completely remote, within a pandemic? It’s been 5 months and I’m struggling so bad.

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OP & commenters in similar boats, please tell us more about what you’re struggling with. Details are so helpful I have a couple remote-start employees and I want to know more about the hurdles so I can proactively lead and nurture these folks Right now we: - have 2x a month 1:1s to address growth, blockers, methods, stress & successes — really focused on building trust & confidence & giving consistent feedback - are a camera-on team - book in 15 min after intense meetings or after net-new concepts to run through any questions/unclear terminology - start our internal and client mtgs with 5ish minutes of nonwork convo - make more overt intros to members of other teams when they join mtgs - occasionally throw jokes and memes in with work IMs I’m sure there’s a ton more we can do

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This is how I feel. I have had a supremely hard time connecting to anyone, especially the ones who never use their camera and aren’t super warm or friendly. It’s been a trying experience to say the least. And I’m with you, my skills have actually come into question even though I’ve got tons of great experience and am more than capable of doing the job. The training was not ideal under any circumstances, especially remote. Things are definitely really strange right now.

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I’m in the same boat. 6 months in and I still don’t feel even close to settled.

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Yep. I did my internship and new role remotely and it’s so hard. I really like office environments so it’s been so difficult not having chit-chat with coworkers and missing out on the personal relationship aspect of it all. Plus I overthink how I’m performing a LOT more as there’s a bit less feedback when you’re remote. It’s also hard to feel part of a team when they all have this history from working together and you’re coming in as essentially a stranger (although everyone has been very welcoming). It’s all really difficult!

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Yes yes yes!! I’m totally paranoid about how I’m coming across *all* the time, both in terms of performance but also personality. I also find that I babble too much on zoom. I can’t seem to wind my tongue back in.

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Sorry to hear. Do you mind sharing areas where you feel like you’re struggling? I’m close to starting a new job and curious to know. Thanks

See below, I replied to Chief. 🙂

I’m so impressed by my coworkers who started remotely. I try to make an effort to connect with them outside of the work to the extent possible, I hope you have someone in your company who you feel that you can connect to on that level !!!

I don’t, but this sounds great

I’m almost a year into a new job and still feel so lost! It’s slowly getting better tho!

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