Without dumping details all over everyone, I work for a financial services company. Nice place, downtown San Diego
, fairly corporate, etc. Just got my six year thank-you note in the mail. I put my 100 ton license
to good use as well, but the vast majority of my income
is from my professional job.
We've been saving up for a few years while living on our boat and doing some local cruising; life has been good. Saved up enough money
to take off for a few years.
Here's where it gets interesting for me:
I'm currently a director and vp, and my boss (the cio) has asked me to stay on remotely. What that looks like exactly I'm still trying to make sense out of, but I think it will mean maybe ~5 hours a week of working when underway or basically anywhere. Of that, maybe ~1-2 hours will be spent on a phone
I have the benefit of basically choosing the projects I want to work on and in what capacity, and provided I do a decent job on them I think it will stay that way.
I'll probably need to fly back to San Diego
every few months for a 1-2 week stint to keep active on projects. Basically my remote
work (the ~5 hours a week) is allowing me to keep relevant and my finger on the pulse of projects. It's all billable, but the actual money
I'd make is really going to happen being in a port with enough broadband
to make real remote
work possible, or just flying back.
Some logistics I've gone over:
- Local cells seem cheap
enough and my bill rate covers them.
- Bill rate covers satellite phone
- Back in town we have car2go so local transport isn't an issue. I have a locker where I can keep business clothes, friends I can stay with, and a cheap hotel
nearby if crashing with a friend gets strained.
Just looking for anyone who's pulled this off or tried to. I really never considered trying to juggle the remote-professional thing while sailing around third world countries but the possibility of not actually touching our savings with ~5 hours a week and some trips back every few months just seems too good to be true.