Remote Workers Rejoice
Nickie - Consultant for a Software Development company in Chicago.Nearly half of Workantile Members are remote employees for employers as far away as California and as close as the outskirts of Ann Arbor. They work in a wide variety of professions and industries, and include project managers, engineers, translators, marketing experts, software programmers, writers, financial professionals, and creative directors. Many of them have used their location flexibility to move to Ann Arbor with a spouse or partner who is affiliated with the University or other local employer.
Mike - Modelica Product Manager for Siemens.Before discovering Workantile our remote employee members typically worked from a home office or a coffee shop. But for many, “independence” of that sort translated into “isolation”—working from home or cramped on small coffee shop tables, distracted by chores or pets, and socially unsatisfied while trying to stay engaged with distant coworkers at their employers’ main offices. They wanted something better, but a private office in Ann Arbor is expensive and wouldn’t necessarily satisfy all their needs.
Despite the inevitable frustrations of office life, our remote employee members realized they missed the social aspects of a “workplace” and the balance it provides to life—the lunches, the happy hours, the parties and the environment that sparked meaningful friendships. Further, they wanted a place where they could concentrate, be a responsible employee, separate work from home life, and just be great at their jobs.
They found all of this when they discovered Workantile.
Unlike Anything Else
Workantile is not a business incubator, like those you’ll find at TechBrewrey or Tech Arb, where new technology companies can burn the midnight oil to get established, find funding, and grow. At Workantile our goal is to support the work and social needs of independent workers typically already established in their job or business, whether they’re self-employed or remote employees. Workantile creates a diverse workplace environment without the office politics. Our social network isn’t for smarmy business-oriented “networking,” but for real social interaction and camaraderie.
If this sounds like the right thing for you then drop by for a tour and try us out free for a day. We’d love to meet you.