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Ever wonder what it's like to manage or work at WonderProxy? Read about the challenges of running a remote-only company and how we've approached various policies.

What to do when an employee moves overseas

by Paul Reinheimer on

A lot of effort goes into building a great team, so when a member tells you they're moving to another country, it's a bit of a shock. Hopefully you've got a bit of time to consider your options. If you haven't deduced, one of our WonderFamily has recently moved 8 time zones, so we thought we'd share…

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The Medium Is Killing Your Message

by Paul Reinheimer on

A year ago, while I was working elsewhere, I was chatting in Slack about a problem that I was mulling over. My coworker Kevin jumped in and gave me some advice. Kevin, a caring and compassionate person who had dealt with this problem before, had a few small tips for me. This was great advice from a…

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Remote Life at WonderProxy: Transitioning

by Gemma Anible on

I've been working remotely as a software engineer for six and a half years, with three different companies. At the first company, I had been an on-site employee for four years, and I was their first full-time remote employee. Caroline and Allison have already covered coworking and juggling two remot…

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Remote Life at WonderProxy: the Part-Timer

by Allison Moore on

I've worked for WonderProxy for six years: initially, Paul hired me to sort out WonderProxy's books. It was the early days, and processes and systems and such were not well-established, and he needed someone to dig in and sort things out. I enjoyed admin work and was saving up for grad school, so it…

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WonderProxy's Parental Leave Policy

by Paul Reinheimer on

As a growing concern, WonderProxy needed a parental leave policy, so we wrote one. We're pretty happy with it, so we wanted to share the policy we've crafted and a little bit of the rationale behind the decisions we've made: Proposed[1] parental leave policy: Employee gets 4 months paid leave from W…

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