Day in the Life Of the Remote Worker: Jevin Maltais

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Justine Shu / July 4, 2019

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Name: Jevin Maltais

Current Job: I help non-technical professionals build their first software product idea: theRemoteCTO.com

Current Location: Ottawa, Canada

Current Computer: MacBook Pro 2017 13"

Current mobile devices: Pixel 2


What does your typical workday look like?

I work from my home office 3 times a week. The other days I head to my coworking space (Coworkly.ca).

  • 6-8am - Wake up, feed the kids, prepare lunches, daycare/camp drop off.
  • 8am-noon - Depends on the day but I usually do deep focused work in the morning when I have the most energy.
  • Noon-1pm - I train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 10 minutes away a few times a week. Otherwise just a normal lunch.
  • 1-3:30pm - When I usually do my meetings or lighter work like emails, etc.
  • 3:30-4:30pm - Depending on my energy level, I might take a nap or play some video games. Otherwise, I’m still working until the bell.
  • 4:30-7:30pm - Family time. I often will prepare dinner, we will play in the yard, head to the park, do a quick bike ride. Then get the kids ready for bed.
  • 7:30-9:30pm - My wife and I will talk about our day, plan, do some todos and watch some TV.
  • 10pm - Bed


Describe your workspace setup:

I use my MBP as my second screen and a 25" for my main screen. I have a standing desk but I rarely use it 😁. I upgraded from my terrible Aeron chair to a Steelcase Gesture and it’s been a really great move for my back.

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I do podcasting (buildingremoteteams.com) from this same space with a pretty cheap setup: AT2100 Dynamic, cheap arm, and the Focusrite Scarlett USB. I’m almost entirely paperless so I use my Scansnap for everything and my beefy shredder to get rid of everything I possibly can.

One thing that’s important is having some “swing space”, a desk that is available for short term TBD things that are transitional. Like mail, a place to do repairs, etc, etc.


What do you listen to while you work? Spotify 100% - Usually lofi jazz, or EDM with no words.


Aside from your phone and computer, name a gadget you can’t live without in your workspace: My Bose Q35 is incredible. Great sound quality and sound reduction when I’m in my coworking space

Connect with Jevin:

@jevy
buildingremoteteams.com
theremotecto.com