Something smells fishy... coworking for the employee
because who doesn't need a home for their plastic marine life?
Unlike most of our users, who tend to fall in to the freelancer/gig economy/self-employed category, David Parker is 'traditionally' employed. He works for Youngs, whose HQ is based in Grimsby - (the town we all know from that Sacha Baron Cohen film - unfortunately, neither he nor Rebel Wilson actually live there.)
For some time, Youngs had a HQ in London, but when that shut and the company relocated to Grimsby, Dave chose to pursue a different job, wanting to remain central. Eventually deciding the new placement wasn't for him, and that his love of fish-fingers was too great to deny, Dave opted to go back to his job at Youngs, but was still reluctant to move to Grimsby, an English town where he had no friends, family or connections. Instead, he insisted on working from home and became field-based. Having studied in the seaside city, Swansea is one of Dave's favourite places and has everything that he needs to keep his job with Youngs - a train station, quick access to the motorway, and proximity to an airport.
Initially, this may sound like a dream come true - a good job, all the fish-fingers you can eat, a flexible work pattern and the ability to never change out of your pjs. Like most freelancers though, Dave quickly learned that this lifestyle isn't all it's cracked up to be.
'Six months of working from home saw my productivity suffering, and my wellbeing affected. I had no separation between work and home, no work-life balance. It was harder to focus and I was often working late in to the night.'
At his own expense, Dave uses indycube Swansea as a half-time member. He's been with us for about two years now, and the rest, as they say, is history. 'It's worth the £100 a month for the piece of mind and the mental wellbeing.'
Using indycube means Dave can have his cake and eat it - all the benefits of working from home with the addition of his own desk-space, a separation between home and the workplace, and the company of others.
Whether you're employed or self-employed, you can easily book a desk at any indycube - go on, you know you want to.