20 years of varying experience with a wide gamut of specializations, I decided that I no longer wanted to be constrained by the typical structure of office work; basically no commute, a flexible schedule, and working to finish my own tasks.
The first step was telecommuting; a seemingly simple task. However, while eliminating the need commute was rewarding, technological barriers and archaic cultural atmosphere were big challenges; both of these issues were directly contradictory to the flexible schedule I desired. I realized the issue was the environment I was attempting to fit in with, I knew I needed to build the work environment from the ground up in a way that I believe is more healthy and natural; thus Bunny Data Services Inc. was born.
With geographic constraints being largely eliminated by the Internet, and implementing a tightly regimented schedule per task, BDSi is able to meet deadlines by eliminating the 'repurposing' of labour that has always been common in a typical office setting, while still being able to ensure team members are accountable for their work, and meet exacting deadlines while producing quality work.
Our compliance team is ever changing depending on workload, but here are some things they had to say:
- Charlie B. (Whistler, BC) - Working for BDSi is the dream job I'd hoped for since I graduated. I met the founder randomly one night at a pub. We got to talking and, once he'd found out what I'd gone to school for, he spoke of this utopic job that I could continue doing what I was already doing, but work only as much as I wanted AND work from home. At first it was 4-6 hours / week for extra money, but now it is my 'full time' job, and has allowed me to move closer to my family.
- Sandy L. (Cottam, ON) - I found out about BDSi when I was doing landscaping for one of their clients; she had brought us all some water as it was unbelievably hot, and as we had a water break, I'd mentioned I liked CAD. She gave me a business card, I met with the founder at his home, and was hired. Now I work anywhere from 4-60 hours per week to fill in the gaps when landscaping is slow.