I'm not a full timer yet, but my wife and I are working towards that. I'll be 41 this year, my wife turns 40. I've been with the same company for 17 years and the last 5-6 pretty much working remote. I was a QA Software Analyst (software tester) for a few of those years, now I actually manage a team of 5 software testers. I wasn't officially remote for a lot of that time, but my managers were all pretty good about it and only asked that I reported to an office now and then when upper management was visiting. My assigned office was actually in AL and I lived in GA (1 hr commute). I was fine was this setup but I was getting tired of the way I had to file taxes each year. About 2 years ago, I was discussing with my manager about having my home office being changed to our Atlanta, GA office for tax purposes even though I usually went to the AL office to avoid the horrid commute when I needed to go to an office. He suggested that we just put me in as a permanent work at home employee so I couldn't be ordered back to an office if something drastic should change with management above us. I was ecstatic and it went through so for the past 2 years I've been an official work at home employee based out of GA. I go visit the Atlanta office now and then, but I have no obligation now to actually go there to work.
As mentioned, I manage a team of 5 and I am expected to be on line during normal business hours. I'm still doing a lot of research on how to stay connected on the road so that is my main concern right now. I like Space Norman's agreement for his core time to be 8-2 and then he can put the other hours in when he wants. That would work out nice. For me, two of my employees are based out of India, 2 out of Atl, and 1 works at home in PA. I rarely ask my Atl employees report to the office with any regularity, so we all just use chat or conference calls to collaborate each day..
When I first got the work at home status, my wife and I started talking about moving to CO since we could now basically live anywhere, but we both love motorcycles and didn't know about giving up so much time of not being able to ride during snowy conditions or long periods of cold. Then we started looking into the full time RV living and that seems to be something we both think we'll and enjoy and the direction we are headed. We can kind of chase the weather and go put ourselves in nice areas we want to go explore on our motorcycles. It will make it so much easier for us to continue to explore the west on the Motorcycles which right now takes a lot of PTO time and planning.
My wife is in the dental field, so for her she can't really take her job on the road. However, she is getting burnt out anyways in her job and has been working very hard to get her own business off the ground which is something she can do from anywhere. It's still a "hobby" at this point, but I think we'll be in a great position where my salary will be fine and she can continue to focus on her new business building it from the road.
Edited by BlueLghtning, 18 August 2016 - 06:51 PM.