Remote Work Round-Up – July 27, 2017
We learn three important lessons as children: learn from mistakes, wash your hands, and eat your greens –– it's the only way to get dessert. While these lessons may be ingrained in the back of our heads (thanks mom and dad), they are easy to forget with all of the responsibilities we pretend to be on top of and the distractions that take our minds off of the responsibilities we aren't completing.
Last week, one humiliated Chipotle employee, let's call them Employee X, forgot one of these lessons. Even if Employee X remembered the important lesson of washing their hands, they still went to work with norovirus, spreading it to more than 130 other people. According to Fortune, the highly-contagious illness made Chipotle lose nearly $1 billion dollars in value. You can almost hear the disappointment in their parents: "C'mon Employee X, you can do better." *Sigh of disapproval*
In the spirit of life lessons, we can learn from the mistakes of Employee X. Instead of hurting your company's stock or giving unwanted viruses and nausea to innocent people by simply showing up to work, why not avoid the problem completely and work from home? Now, I'm sure Employee X can't sell burritos from their house (if Employee X still has a job, that is), but if your career allows you to work from home, what are you waiting for?
And if not…check out this list of amazing remote jobs below and never get anyone sick again! Okay, fine, we can't make that promise, but we CAN promise that this list is pretty awesome. So scroll down, dive in, and apply today! And for even more open opportunities, be sure to check out our Jobs page.
Preparing for the Unexpected: How Maria Fava Found Her Confidence as a Bicultural, Bilingual Woman at T. Rowe Price
Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.
Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
When the pandemic began in spring and her friends (and fellow Carnegie Mellon master's students) started to find out that their offers for summer internships were canceled, Mai Sha held her breath.
A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work
The world has changed in the past few weeks.
We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.