We asked Rebecca Rodrigues to tell in 3 photos and a story, what connects her day. From breakfast to computer shut-down. Showing in practice what it is like to work in our flexible and distributed model, but always close. Routine, interactions, work-life balance. The result is an inspiring testimony about how she broke her paradigm of connected work. And today she can’t imagine a better way to dedicate herself to everything she loves. Including a kind of “first aid” for those who have an emotional emergency and need to be promptly assisted_ In a time where sharing time is so difficult. She found a way to add it to other people’s lives.
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Pleasure, I’m Rebecca 🙂
Helo! My name is Rebecca, but everyone calls me Rê. I’m 24 years old and, like Invillia, I was born in Araraquara, SP. Despite not being a tourist town, Araraquara has many charms. The natural parks, the sky and the sunny afternoons led the city to be named “Abode of the sun”. Pastel and sugarcane juice? We also have and it is tradition here!
Distant but very close
Thinking about everyday life at a distance has always been difficult for me. I studied Psychology because I am interested in people, their stories and experiences, and because I like to be together, physically present. I imagined that it would be very difficult, or even impossible, to meet and engage people without knowing them personally. Without a doubt, living the day-to-day life of Invillia has broken the paradigm I have built regarding remote work and long-distance relationships.
My routine at Invillia
I usually wake up at 7:00 am, have breakfast and come to wish my work colleagues a good morning at Instation. I’m part of the People team and keeping connected with people is so easy! Modesty aside, this team of women is very top! Together, we find and value the best in each person, supporting the leaders of all the teams that make it happen at Invillia. Whether you’ve been at Invillia for a week or a year, you’ve already noticed how seriously the company’s culture is taken (in the least literal way possible, lol)! And it is precisely to maintain and disseminate this culture that the People team is dedicated to on a daily basis.
The project “Time to listen”
My day ends later on Wednesdays, when I finish my service on the project. Many people don’t know, but there are other types of psychological care besides conventional therapy. Psychological duty is one of them. To explain, I usually say that it is a kind of “first aid” or “24 hours”, intended for those who have an emotional emergency and need to be promptly assisted. During the pandemic, the emotional demands increased significantly and I felt motivated to help in some way those in need, thus the “Time to listen” was born. The project was created in March and since then we have been assisting, free of charge and remotely, people from the most diverse regions of the country, as well as Brazilians who live abroad.
Unity is strength
What turns a group of people into a team is purpose. The union, partnership and assistance are what make completely different personalities move in search of something that makes sense to them. Hence the importance of staying connected to good people! So I thank the People team for their daily support and teaching. I am also grateful to my colleagues Jaque, Bia, Sol, Wilma and Marcela, who with me created and maintain the project I have shared here.
By Rebecca Rodrigues
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