So I did it, just like the normal people. I got up a drove to an office 5 days this week. After so long working remotely it is quite an adjustment. I figured it'd be good to follow up my Remote Working post with an update after working at an office again.
Commuting still sucks. This has to be the worst part. I do know this is my own fault, I knew when accepting the offer that the office would be the complete opposite side of town. I have been trying to make my commute time useful by listening to podcasts. I'm quickly running out of podcasts!
There so far is a lot more good than bad. I love the work thus far. Our team is a great group of people.
It's great to have a reason to leave the house. I know that sounds silly, but every person working remotely has had a week whereby Wednesday they are not sure if that have or have not left the house. Sometimes I'd even go work at a coffee shop just to make sure to get out.
Getting up to speed is also much easier. It's great to just have to walk a few feet or have someone be able to come over to your desk. No more fumbling with screen shares or posting screenshots to slack.
So far I think I made the right decision. It's going to take a while to adjust. I do have the bonus of a job that lets you work from home. So if I really miss being remote, I can just work from home.