Hi Elphas. I got hired for a remote job nearly three months ago, and so far it's been alright. They have ample training materials, organized workflow processes, leave credits, etc.
However, in my first month I noticed how many people in the past lasted only less than a year; some of the more senior employees have lasted around a year.
The company is quite young (established in 2017) — it's a lifecycle marketing agency. But a lot of employees on Slack that were there around half a year ago aren't anymore. In fact, when I joined, my teammate who was only 5 months in resigned!
I used to wonder why; maybe they're not used to working remotely the way I thought I was.
But what I've come to realize 2 months in is how overwhelming the job can be, and just how little interaction you have with your workmates. Before this job, I used to work remotely — that is, I used to work an office job but when the pandemic began we shifted to remote work and it didn't seem so difficult. Maybe because I already established relationships with the people I worked with IRL?
TL;DR I'm overwhelmed by the workload, and the lack of social interaction. Because beyond conversations about projects and tasks, I don't really have the opportunity to get to know my current workmates and it feels really overwhelming. I get burnt out way more easily.
Thing is, I don't think quitting is the right thing to do, because where I'm from the pandemic is still really bad, so I'll have to deal with working remotely for some time. But it feels really lonely.
Any advice on how to deal with this?