WFH job says I have to live in a specific state.

This WFH job I am considering said very strictly I had to be in a specific state and requires all my internet traffic to come from the address I put down.

What would stop me from just building a home server at my parents house connecting to it while living in another country or something. My only concern is out of the blue they will call me and say I need to go to the office but they said it almost never happens and I live like 150 miles away from their nearest one anyways. I just wonder if there is any possible way I can get caught from this

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably gonna have problems living in a different country as most countries require some form of visa I think which would require work there? For periods of less than 6 months you will be fine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Idk in Thailand its super easy to get 3 month Visa and I have heard of people staying for up to a year.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    your video call latency will be clear

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah the lag might be bad from what I can tell you don't zoom much its mostly calls or emails.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    your server will die and your parents won't know how to fix it

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They want you in a specific state because they likely don't have a presence in all states and you living in a state they're not already in will frick them from a tax reporting + insurance standpoint.
    Frick around and find out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, this is the most likely case, some lazy HR roastie.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    some autistic coworker will hear an ambulance sound and recognize it's from a thailand ambulance

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What would stop me from just building a home server at my parents house connecting to it while living in another country or something
    nothing really, but you could face legal action in the rare case you get caught.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well yeah anon I think they did have that I am just wondering how I would be caught...

      Its likely I will never come into the office from what other coworkers said.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "could" being the key word, probably not.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >legal action
      nah, at worst they'd can you.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if i was an IT guy my side project would be to catch employees who are doing this

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Okay well tell my how would you figure it out?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        one trick i would use is inject javascript into company websites that ping the server and upload the results. if someone has an abnormally high ping that doesn't match with the result of me pinging their IP directly, i will investigate further.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If I was your boss you'd face disciplinary actions. That kind of toxic shit manifests in more ways than that. You'd end up with a work force full of butthole blaming each other because of their fragile egos.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most of the time these rules are in place for some tax reason. So I am hoping the company wouldn't care and that its more like a box they can write off

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You may be right. That being said it may be tax fraud if anon reports he's living in one state when in actuality not living there.

          either way, this shit is sus, and I would only do it if I really needed the job.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look anon, They are likely only doing this because they they don't want to pay people market rate for their area. But also don't want to deal with the bull shit of having out of state employees.

    idk man, these would be read flags for me.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i tried that but with different states. client wanted me to reside in CA i was in FL. Client heard thunderstorm. Those are not common in Los Angeles. They found out and I quit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't believe they figured it out over that anon...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      uhhh, if you live in fl over the span of 30 min you can hear like 1 strike every 2 min. You try pulling off a meeting where you're talking most of the time trying to make believe thunderstorm is in Los Angeles. Doesnt take a math wizard to google search weather during the meeting to see theres not a fricking cloud in sight.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Or you get a headset that muffles background noise.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a tax thing.
    I worked for a west coast ISP that wanted to hire literally anyone in the country but ultimately could only legally do it in California/Oregon/Washington because of tax shit.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I live like 150 miles away from their nearest one anyways.
    just explain this you fricking moron. The living in state requirement is probably just a heuristic to make sure people can go to the office if need be.

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