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Re^2: How do North Americans find Europe as a workplace?

by BioLion (Curate)
on Aug 18, 2010 at 07:48 UTC ( #855699=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread How do North Americans find Europe as a workplace?

Certainly can work, it is difficult though (for the record I am in the UK, but work with people in Toronto).

The time difference is the main problem, if both sides want to work '9-5' style hours, because getting face time is difficult. In a similar vein that back and forth of 'I am trying this, but it isn't working -- any ideas?' becomes very difficult and you need to be much more organised and utilise what direct communication time you do have.

I am not sure about the legal issues, but I have a friend who runs an IT business and he tele-employs people all over the world (inc. Australia and US), but works from the UK. I am sure there are tax issues, but they can be overcome... Like I said, the main issue is organisation and communication, but with hard work and clear rules and openness it is certainly possible.

The increasing amount of ways to connect (Skype etc...) does make all this easier though...

Just my two pence/cents.

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[choroba]: Corion A colleague has helped me. It seems the "Modification of read-only value" was caused by old Test::More version which doesn't have done_testing, plus the old bug with $@ sometimes showing a different exception
[choroba]: will upload a fixed version and see

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