Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019

Ms. Career Girl

FlexJobs has released its annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019. To be considered, the jobs offered by these companies had to be remote-friendly, either allowing for candidates to telecommute entirely or part of the time.

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Would You Rather Have Mornings Or Nights Off?

Career Realism

Everyone's productivity levels peak at different times during the day. Work life balance Office hours Flexible work schedule will change your life Job perks Productivity Productive workplace Work flexibility Flexible work schedule Flextime Flex time

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Signs You Have the Summer Blues and Tips to Fix It

Ms. Career Girl

They may be signs that it’s time to talk to a professional who can help, and you may also want to discuss what you’re going through with your boss so he or she can provide support. Carry cold water and a portable fan, shop for lighter clothing and spend time in places with AC.

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5 Easy Ways To Get Ahead In The Workplace

Career Realism

According to Webster's Universal College Dictionary, to be efficient means "performing or functioning effectively with the least waste of time and effort." When you are efficient, you do it with the least waste of time and effort. Many people take flex time for granted.

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How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

It's business time… so, let's get down to business. You can negotiate for other things, too, like work-from-home opportunities, flex time, vacation days,and other perks. As the job search advances one of the top questions becomes "what salary do I ask for?"

2019 65

how important are educational requirements, unexpected visitors when working from home, and more

Ask A Manager

I’ve been job searching for a few months now and I have yet to really get anywhere, because every time I find a job listing that is in my industry and correlates to what I do, they seem to require a level of education that I don’t have. My industry is small and I don’t want a company to dismiss me later because I applied for something inappropriate the first time around.). People apply for jobs all the time where they don’t meet all the qualifications.

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how can I get my boss to talk to me in person instead of over chat?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work in a small office that has had a pretty liberal remote work and flex hours policy for years, and about one-third of our employees live out of state and are thus permanently remote. Recently, our flex time was revoked and all in-state employees were required to come into the office all day. Despite being in the office together for most of our working time, I find that my manager is still relying on chat messages for most of her communication with me.

2019 62

my employer is asking invasive questions as part of a “wellness benefit”

Ask A Manager

You’re right that if your employer wants to offer wellness benefits, they should offer things like healthy food at work and discounted gym memberships and — most important — great health insurance and ample paid time off. A reader writes: My company recently announced that they would be offering wellness benefits. They didn’t expand on any details in the announcement, and I assumed it would be something like discounted gym memberships or healthy snacks at the office.

2019 63

my boss wants me to hang up on elderly callers who can’t hear me, asking to work from home with a new puppy, and more

Ask A Manager

The problem is that at least three times per week, I receive a call from someone who has hearing issues or bad enough cell reception that I need to raise my voice in order for them to hear me. My husband and I live in a cosmopolitan city and both work full-time. I plan to take around 10 days off when we first get the puppy, but after that… What’s the over-under on asking for flex time when you get a new dog? It’s five answers to five questions.

2019 60

how much socializing at work is too much?

Ask A Manager

We have flex time, people work different hours, and as long as your work is done in a timely and quality way, then management usually leaves you to your own devices. If so, and they still have a lot of time every day for socializing, do you need to revisit the goals? A reader writes: I am a low level manager at an office of 35 employees and we’re fairly autonomous in managing our workload.

2019 52

my boss wants us to go on an all-day rafting trip, coworker’s parents are threatening to call HR about our friendship, and more

Ask A Manager

I’ve been here for seven years and this was the first time I ever got included. I’ll plan to spend that day working on X and Y unless you prefer I spend that time differently.” They also agreed to a few things in negotiations – revisions to the title, flex time – that they say cannot be put in the offer letter but is an “informal agreement.” Is it time to give my employee a formal improvement plan? So, is it time for a PIP?

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