Distributed companies are insane

It is 2:30 am, and I am on a conference call for work. Am I insane? Maybe slightly, but the real problem is that I work for an ‘international company’. I am a manager with an international software company. I live in California, but 60% of my colleagues work in Europe. So I spend an inordinate amount of my time on the phone at strange hours. Most of my days start at 6:00 am by responding to emails. Many days end by rushing out some email to Europe so that they can work on it during their work day. If I’m not on the phone, I’m probably on a flight between California and Europe

So why not move to Europe? My director is also in California and he wants me here so that I’m closer to my customers. Even if I moved, I would still have problems that many meetings take place during US hours.

It’s OK to have sales and consultants close to the customers. But I will never work at another company that distributes its key managers across the world.

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