I work as a data curator for a cloud data company for about a month. I work remotely, and I need to work 8 hours a day.
The thing is, before this I would work for about 5~6 hours a day.
I think most people who never worked remotely can't relate to this but, the thing is: this 8 hours of work is equal to me sitting in a chair being productive, no stop. Working 8 hours in an office or something like this you can get up, walk, you can talk to other people, get lunch somewhere outside of the place you work…But working at home, I can't even go to the bathroom and the time I'm away it's not valid, so I need to stop and start the tracker.
It's literally 8 hours with me sitting in a chair looking at a screen doing data compiling, following strick guidelines to compile all the information in a specific way.
I'm so tired of this lately, and the thing is this is not my only job, I also work as I remote secretary for a doctor. My job is to pick up the phone and schedule appointments in an app, create profiles for the patients in this app, also email the doctor's accountant once a week, and be available to answer WhatsApp messages and phone calls 8h a day.
Today I kinda had a mental breakdown because I wasn't able to complete my 8 hours on Friday, I only worked for 6:30 hours. And then yesterday was my birthday and my coordinator messaged me angry because I didn't worked 8 hours on Friday. But last Friday I was SOOO tired, it was so difficult for me to just sit down and do this robot-like job.
Later today I talked about this to my boyfriend, I said that I was thinking that I'm lazy because I can't keep up with a 8h/day job and this is what normal people do, so why I feel so stressed?? He calmed me down and was so kind to me, he said I probably work in total about 10h a day, and that's a lot, and also that I look frustrated with my job.
I'm considering quitting and go back to my part time freelancer gigs, so I can spend more time with my boyfriend and my friends. I've been so tired of this. This is not for me. Humans were not made to spend 1/3 part of their day just sitting in a chair and staring at a screen.
I'm sorry if I'm just venting at this point, feel comfortable to share your experiences with remote jobs, specially the full time ones.