Though the Trovit offices are officially located in Barcelona, some of our tech team telecommutes to work from other parts of Spain. In this employee feature find out more about what it’s like to be a telecommuter for Trovit.
Name: Maria Elvira Jiménez, but everyone just calls her Mavi
(We’re currently looking for a Senior PHP Programmer at Trovit. Have what it takes? Apply here!) How she started working as a telecommuter for Trovit: A friend of hers, who was already working for Trovit as a telecommuter, asked her if she would be interested in the offer and she decided to try it out. The trial period seems to have gone well as she’s been with Trovit for nearly 3 years. A typical day as a telecommuter: At 8:00am her alarm clock goes off and she gets dressed. Though many people think telecommuting means you can work in your pajamas, Mavi believes that if you’re not dressed you can’t work. Her computer is programmed to turn on at 8:15 while she makes coffee, puts on her music, opens up the Trovit chat, and starts her day.
When she’s done she closes everything up and heads off to class. When she gets back she checks back up on work to make sure she hasn’t left anything undone. The best and worst of being a telecommuter: When she first started to work at Trovit she was surprised by how much they trusted her though she was not physically in the office working. She likes how telecommuting allows you to manage your time how you like (studies, run errands, personal life, etc.) and since you’re at home, your work environment is much more comfortable and much quieter (and generally less stressful). To add to the benefits, as transportation and gas prices continue to rise, she considers herself lucky to not have to spend money on the bus or have to grab the car to get to the office. Bad part about telecommuting? You need to have a lot of self-discipline to continue pushing yourself.
*She would also like to add that telecommuting means she can’t share in on the sweets, pastries, cakes, etc. that we have in the kitchen to celebrate birthdays and Trovit anniversaries. Hobbies: She loves art and has always loved to draw, design, and paint (we would like to note that she is very good at it). Her natural talent and passion for art is the reason she started studying the Fine Arts. She also loves to swim and whenever she can get a free moment she heads to the pool. 4 things everyone should know about Mavi:
-At 6 foot 1 her height is something that always draws attention
-She loves junk food and Coca Cola
-She has an alter-ego which you can see in her blog
-To pay her way through college she worked as a mailwoman for the Post Office and got to deliver mail on a Vespa (this is what sparked her love of Vespas). Wish you could telecommute? Search thousands of job offers for telecommuters on Trovit!
Want to get to know other Troviters? Find out more about Guillem, Albane, Camille, Dani, Aisling, Sophia, and Javi
Name: Maria Elvira Jiménez, but everyone just calls her MaviAge: In February she turned 30 and was scared that it would be more traumatic, but she’s realizing life in your 30s isn’t so bad after all Studies: She has her degree from the University of Murcia as a Technical Engineer in Computer Systems. Recently her love of art has brought her back to the University as she’s currently in her second year studying Fine Arts. Hometown: A small town outside of Murcia called “Mula.” She enjoys Mula because of it’s tranquility and the picturesque castle (Castillo de los Vélez) overlooking the city. Previous Job: She worked in a bank as a COBOL programmer, but it wasn’t the right job as everything was too serious and she couldn’t wear her Converse! Position in Trovit: PHP Programmer, and currently the only female in what we call the “Parsing Corner” (the section of the office where the programmers sit).