Johannes has studied and worked in San Francisco, London and Germany. He was working for Sphere App in London when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and decided to move back to Germany. While he had been happy to move to new locations to take up new opportunities, he realised after spending Christmas at home that he was able to do his job fully remotely. However, that raised questions as to whether Sphere could employ him in Germany.
After spending some time in London as part of the Entrepreneur First programme, Johannes was drawn to look for job openings in London. In January 2020, he moved from Germany to London to join Sphere App.
After a family-orientated Christmas he realised that he preferred the small town living that Bavaria offered.
"At some point, I was thinking to myself that there's no point being in an empty big city. I might as well move back to Germany."
After some time, he realised he preferred the small town living that Bavaria offered. So he set about asking Sphere whether it would be possible for him to stay in Germany permanently.
As luck would have it, Johannes had met Matthew Wilson (Omnipresent's co-founder) when he was part of the Entrepreneur First programme. When the question as to how Johannes could be employed in Germany came up, he put the Sphere team in touch with Matt which eventually lead to Johannes being employed by Omnipresent on behalf of Sphere.
"Luckily I didn't need to be involved - it was pretty much Sphere's Ops team figuring it out with Omnipresent's Ops team. That's pretty much how I became a remote worker."
Since being onboarded, Johannes has had a pleasant experience with Omnipresent and the set-up just works.
"The good thing is, Omnipresent have been very responsive. There was a hiccup with the German health insurance, but they were able to resolve that quickly."
Remote working has provided Johannes with the flexibility to live the life that he feels is most natural and preferred to him.
This was Johannes' first experience of remote working as a full time employee. He found that while working from home was very natural to him, there were some adjustments that he had to make:
"If you're going to go remote, pick a place in the countryside. It's much nicer."
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