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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Best Flex Jobs For Busy Mothers (And Fathers!)

Career Realism

Here are five of the most popular work-from-home flex jobs. If you enjoy writing, or delving into niche subjects, then blogging may be a flex job worth looking into. On the flip side, a person may decide after working a flex job that they no longer want to pursue a particular career.

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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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Enhance Your Family Life with Your Corporate Career

Ms. Career Girl

Another time I unearthed a policy that provided employees with free access to excellent nursing care facilities for children with colds who weren’t allowed at daycare. If your company offers work-at-home, flex time, or every other Friday off options—take them!

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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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5 Benefits Of Having A Pet-Friendly Office

Career Realism

Employees are looking at things like flex time, paid paternity leave , and unlimited paid time off when considering where to work. If you're debating whether or not to make your office pet friendly, or work for a pet-friendly office, take the time to consider these five benefits.

update: my recruiter is so overbearing and obnoxious that I’m thinking of withdrawing my application

Ask A Manager

I don’t want to waste anyone’s time any further so will take myself out of the running for this position.” I just know what it takes for them to reschedule an interview, so I just wanted to make sure we were being conscientious of their time. They were happy to reschedule, and have in fact already sent over an alternative time. I made sure to ask a lot of questions about the company culture and flex time as those were important to me.

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how to tell a pushy networker to back off, applying for a job with someone who asked me to leave a college job, and more

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I told him I’d be willing but that I would have to get back to him because it was too busy in the office to set up a time. I loved my time with the publication and still admire their work even after my spectacular screw-up. We have them every time a colleague leaves.

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

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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.

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updates: company vacation with tattoos, the heavy duty chair, and more

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That made it really easy to just hang out with my significant other and only spend time with the people that I already knew well. I only got one verbal comment on them the whole time and it was neutral. flex time, FMLA, WFH) to get her bearings. I wish I had cut this off sooner and it hadn’t spilled over into the rest of the team, but I’m just going to take it as a lesson for what to do next time. It’s “where are you now?”

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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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how much socializing at work is too much?

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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.

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

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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.