We’re introducing one of the bigwigs at OnTimeSupplies.com today, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Sridhar Balasubramanian. I know him as Sri, the nice guy who helps me with everything from navigating WordPress to picking out a new laptop (thanks Sri, the Lenovo is working out great!) But apparently, being CTO involves a bit more than that! Today, Sri tells us how the business has changed over the last eight years, shares his tips for working from home, and reveals his favorite office supplies.
How has your job changed since you started OTS?
The internet has evolved a lot and has become more complex. It is a challenge to keep up with new trends and technologies and stay fresh and current with our customers.
What does your current job entail?
I handle all things tech: developing new features for our website and our backend systems, and keeping the website running smoothly.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
Having the freedom to get ideas implemented without red tape, and having flexible working hours.
What’s your favorite/handiest office supply?
Post-it Notes: I use them to set reminders and make lists!
Do you have any tips for other people working from home?
Unlike in an office, you can’t work till closing time or for the weekend. You have to be more project oriented and set goals in order to stay focused. You also have to reward yourself when you achieve your goal, whether it’s a gift for yourself or a vacation to somewhere fun.
Anything you wish to add?
Despite the ups and downs, this is the greatest job I’ve ever had. I enjoy working with the amazing employees, having the freedom to set my own schedule and gaining self-satisfaction from getting my work done.