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STTS: Working in a Virtual World by Nicole Stinton

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As I’ve mentioned, I live in Asia, and a few years ago I found myself working on a project with a client whose headquarters were in New York. We’d never met face-to-face, didn’t have access to videoconference technology and had fun dealing with the constant 12-hour time difference. There were two of us based in Singapore and at least another half a dozen in the USA. I remember the meetings (and there were many, many meetings) were usually at crazy times for me like 5 am or 11 pm. I always seemed to be in my pyjamas (thank goodness it wasn’t on VC), working 14-hour days and was constantly tired.

I began to resent that the client never seemed ...

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