By | Michelle Fox | www.cnbc.com
Millions of Americans are quitting their jobs and rethinking what they want when it comes to work and work-life balance. Companies are responding, meeting their employees’ needs in areas like remote work, flexible hours, four-day workweeks, compensation and more. This story is part of a series looking at the “Great Reshuffle” and the shift in workplace culture taking place right now.
For Sevdha Thompson, the average workday can look very different from week to week or month to month.
One week she may be working outside in the Jamaican sun, another she may be at an AirBNB overlooking a Costa Rican rainforest.
As a digital producer of marketing for digital marketing and website design company Coalition Technologies, she can work remotely from anywhere in the world.
“I, for one, love traveling. I have family in many different places,” she said.
“Having that flexibility to be able to spend time with people who are very important to me, in different parts of the globe, it’s of major importance.”
Thompson, currently staying in Orlando, Florida, lived in Los Angeles when she was first hired by Coalition Technologies in July 2020. She then moved to Kingston, Jamaica, to be closer to family during the Covid-19 pandemic. While she considers the Caribbean island her home base, she has also spent time in New Orleans, Atlanta, Panama, Texas and Oklahoma.
She visited Costa Rica for three weeks last year, touring the country and visiting several rainforests. The company’s flexibility with work hours really helped, so she could shift her schedule around, she explained.