Sundog Media is unique in that all our team members work from their own home office. However, along with this autonomy comes the challenge of being self-motivated, knowing when to ask for help from another team member and finding a proper balance between your work and home life. One important requirement is to ensure you have a space within your home dedicated to your work, which Cathy needs a photo of for our insurance company. Also, work out with those that share your home a set of rules and expectations so that you can be successful as a stay-at-home employee. To be clear, although in my estimate working at home is an amazing blessing and I personally love it, I also realize from experience that not everyone can handle it, and part of this probationary period is to determine if it fits your personality.
WHAT IS A PROBATIONARY PERIOD?
The probationary period is the initial 2 months of employment, a kind of “trial period”, during which the management team carefully considers whether the employee is able to meet the standards and expectations of the job and if the employee should be retained by Sundog Media as a “regular” employee. During this time, the managers appraises the employee’s:
- Ability to learn and perform job duties
- Quality of work
- Work habits
- Communication Skills
- Other standards and expectations specific to the employee’s work situation
Note: If the employee is clearly not meeting the requirements of the job, the employee may be released at any time during the probationary period.