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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38 Gifts for People Who Work from Home

The Corporate Con/noisseur

38 Gifts for People Who Work from Home. Working from home can be challenging. Finding a balance between work and creating a space that is visually appealing, comforting, and conducive to productivity can lead many of us to forgo the idea altogether.

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Best Flex Jobs For Busy Mothers (And Fathers!)

Career Realism

Whether you're in between jobs or a stay-at-home parent, flexibility can sometimes be a major factor when looking for the next career opportunity. Flexjobs recently released a list of the most flexible work-from-home jobs. At home, a coffee shop, or the park.

2019 78

What You Should Know About Working Remotely

Career Realism

We've got good news for employees who would like a break from the daily commute. Working remotely, telecommuting, working from home--whatever you call it, it might feel like it's becoming more common. Here are some more things you should know about working remotely.

2019 64

I work from home and my coworker wants me available 24/7

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a small company with about 10 employees. Nothing especially groundbreaking, and for the most part it was being ignored since most of the negativity was coming from one source — our main admin, Karen. This fall, an opportunity opened up for me to work exclusively from home, due to the nature of my particular position, and I jumped on it.

2019 35

can you work from home while caring for small kids, presenting with a coworker who swears, and more

Ask a Manager

Can you work from home while caring for small children? I have a friend who is currently working from home full-time with her toddler around. She’s been managing so far, planning her work day around his naps and the feast/famine workload. She has told me he has told her he thinks she should be able to continue to work from home managing a toddler and a preschooler (after maternity leave).

2019 31

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

I work for a small not-for-profit organization which deals with a variety of clients, including the elderly, low-income, and disabled. 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. Also, when I have hung up, we’ve gotten complaints about being “unfair, mean, nasty, and unwilling to work with those who need help.”

2019 29

?? How To Evaluate New Job Offers

JobMob

Once you've started your job search, you've cut the emotional ties and now it's just a matter of time until you get the right job offer and then you are on your way. You go on a few interviews and then you get a job offer you were not planning on. 10) Counter-offers.

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“Umbrella Negotiating” – Best Response to Private Equity “Hurricane Tactics”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Kalisha, 44, had worked for six years as the Financial Controller of a St. After three generations of family ownership, during which the staff grew from two to 150, the grandchildren-owners received an inquiry from a Private Equity firm about their interest in possibly purchasing the company. So long as you stay on board, work hard, help make the company a greater success, we might just make enough money to never work again.”

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How HR Technology Can Help Build a Motivated Workforce

Jobacle

In fact, nearly 43 percent of all American employees now work from home. Going into work day and day out without much excitement can lead to employees losing their motivation. Show Employees You Appreciate Their Hard Work.

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update: I work from home and my coworker wants me available 24/7

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer earlier this year who worked from home and had a coworker who wouldn’t leave her alone , to the point of paging her repeatedly in her own home? She updated us in February , when this coworker had interrupted the CEO with work papers at a funeral. Karen went home for the rest of the day after this talking-to, and that was on Tuesday.

2019 29

4 Stages of an Interview

The Corporate Con/noisseur

On-top of those fears, many candidates are unsure of how the interview process works. The majority of these questions will be coming from the interviewer, as they look to get a better sense of you as a candidate. Will I be working with a larger team? 4 Stages Of An Interview.

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Would You Rather Have Mornings Or Nights Off?

Career Realism

The traditional work day is changing. This flexibility challenges the 9-to-5 work day we used to consider the default for a productive workforce. And in some companies that are late to the party, the 9-to-5 work day is still considered the norm.

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4 Ways To End Your Working Year Strong (And Why It Matters)

Career Realism

The New Year is approaching quickly as this working year comes to an end. s understandable why thoughts of work performance tend to enter a bit of a Twilight Zone. re here to tell you why finishing your work year on a good note is more important than you think.

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?? How To Clearly Explain Losing Your Job To Kids

JobMob

I would leave for work early and come home as they were getting ready for bed, or later. We just told the kids that I would working from home from now on and they took it in stride. Try something like “Daddy is not working right now.

2019 52

should I have told my employee I figured out she’s pregnant so I could offer her flexibility?

Ask a Manager

I work for a very small nonprofit but we pride ourselves on being very good with our benefits, paid parental leave, and all of that. This also includes a lot of “I don’t feel well so I’m going to sleep a bit longer and then work from home today once I feel better” when we do not allow work from home except in rare circumstances. should I have told my employee I figured out she’s pregnant so I could offer her flexibility?

2019 29

How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

This can hurt your chances of getting the job offer because the employer might think you're only in it for the money. Wait until the employer brings it up, then go from there. This is the absolute lowest offer you will accept without eating Ramen noodles for the rest of your life.

10 Inventive Ideas to Reward and Engage Employees

Corn on the Job

Employees who are engaged at work perform better, stay longer, and invest more of themselves in their job. Most won’t do anything to harm their work directly, but they also won’t care enough to help. That’s why rewards that help employees work better and resonate more with them.

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5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Office

Corn on the Job

You want people to walk into your office and feel like you can be confident about the space that you offer to others. From the top of the windows right into the carpets, you need to consider giving your office space a deep clean.

2019 52

to get an interview, I have to spend a week at a writing retreat at my own expense

Ask a Manager

This is my field, I have the required degree and publications the posting asked for, and I’ve done work like this before. The money being offered was good, but not unbelievably, out-of-line-with-the-market good. This wasn’t hard to believe, given that the writing field is difficult to break into and they were offering good money for a work-from-home position. I was receiving the email because I was being offered an interview.

2019 42

coworker assumes we’ll give him rides, can I fire a new hire for being pregnant, and more

Ask a Manager

I have a coworker who always assumes that someone will drive him to and from meetings outside our facility. He owns a car but usually takes public transportation to work since it’s cheaper and his wife can use the car. It’s one thing to give him a ride to a meeting from work because we are going the same place, but he never asks, he just follows you out to your car. He also never says thank-you or offers gas money. It’s five answers to five questions.

2019 42

my new job doesn’t give raises — ever

Ask a Manager

They offer a small, variable, annual bonus depending on company performance instead of cost of living adjustments or merit raises. I’m happy in my position but have no growth opportunities aside from lateral transfers, which don’t interest me because I like my work and love my team. But I already enjoy ample PTO and a generous work-from-home policy. A reader writes: I recently accepted my dream job.

2019 38

don’t drunkenly email your boss this St. Patrick’s Day

Ask a Manager

She was working from home that day and I tried to call her but she didn’t answer. You get tired, but you pull another beer from your purse. Someone offers you a whiskey shot. and caravan to Newport, where Susan has so generously offered to host us, yet again. In preparation for St. Patrick’s day … a reader writes: Back in 2010, I sent the most horrifying email to my boss (by accident!) and I thought you might get a kick out of it.

2019 39

can I report my daughter’s affair to HR, exit interviews in tiny organizations, and more

Ask a Manager

My 27-year-old daughter, with two young daughters of her own, also works at the hospital in a different department. She has since entered into a relationship with a married gentleman who works directly under me. Their behavior is also causing lots of gossip at work, which makes me very uncomfortable. He didn’t hear anything for about a month after the interview with my company, which is fine, but during this time he accepted a conditional offer for a government job.

2019 36

updates: the boss in the one-night stand’s apartment, the cross-examining manager, and more

Ask a Manager

month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. What helped, after the response from you, was outright questioning him back. It was at this point that I was offered a project that would take me offsite several days a week with the opportunity to work from home the remainder of the time. It’s “where are you now?”

2019 28

my employee talks so much she can’t get her work done

Ask a Manager

She’s been with this organization for two years, but spent the rest of her working life in retail or as a stage manager for small theaters. We have one other coworker in our office who has told me that she works from home most days because she feels she can’t get her work done in the office with Jane around. But so far, nothing has worked. A reader writes: I got my first job as a manager about five months ago.

2019 29

someone is stinking up the bathroom by my office, I’m forced to use a nickname, and more

Ask a Manager

Our offices are in a renovated home and my office is the former master bedroom which is on a wing of the house that is slightly separate from the rest of the building. In the past few months, a woman who works on another floor of the house in another department has started coming to the master bathroom at least once (and often twice) a day to do her business. Can I ask to work from home whenever there’s dangerous weather? in Oatmeal expected May 2019.

2019 29

should I give feedback to people who haven’t asked for it during a collaborative writing project?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m not fully sure that this fits within the scope of AAM — it’s not work-related, but I feel that there is a great deal of overlap. I’ve always tried to encourage people with their writing, giving them advice on how they can improve and offering to collaborate with people who don’t easily seem to be able to find others to write with. It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question.

2019 33

my coworkers keep praising my work bully, emergency bathroom use during interviews, and more

Ask a Manager

How reasonable is it to ask my teammates to stop praising another employee from a different department who was a bully? I am okay with speaking about this person in a working manner (“Petra suggested this on the budget issue, so let’s go with it.”),

2019 30

I can’t get my own hotel room even if I pay for it, I cried in a meeting, and more

Ask a Manager

I’ve offered to pay for half of the room, or even the entire hotel bill, but she won’t get off my back. At home I follow a strict diet that keeps my symptoms in check, but eating out at restaurants for every meal during work trips really does a number on my stomach. What else can I say at work to make them drop the roommate business? “I I cried at work and worry I missed something important when it happened. I screwed up at work.

2019 34

my boss thinks I’m his graphic designer, how to salvage my reputation at an internship, and more

Ask a Manager

I’ve been working at this chocolate shop for about six months now. He’s says it’s hard work and her feels bad for me, but “Oh well, that’s the life of the designer.” ” He wants me to come up with everything from scratch because he doesn’t know what he wants, then basically has me start all over once it’s almost finished because he doesn’t like it. If you’d like me to work up a pricing proposal, I can.”.

2019 33

updates: office parties with secret destinations, the sarcastic junior coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. Thank you again for your advice and for the thoughts a advice from the commentariat regarding “Patricia.”. Patricia returned from 8 weeks FMLA leave in late June. Prior to that, our boss decided to move her to another area within hour department where her job would entail more “grunt work” and less creativity and responsibilities. This is Jane, your manager from Promotion Company.

2019 28

I pretended I’m allergic to bees, is it ethical to buy a resume and cover letter, and more

Ask a Manager

Well, the nurse (I work at a school) overheard and now they’re asking for an allergy plan and Epi-pen. I’d be very skeptical of one charging only $300, considering the amount of work that needs to go into drawing resume-worthy accomplishments out of you, to say nothing of the work in then writing them up. I often catch mistakes from him that I know we went over in the meetin g. When working from home, what expenses should my company reimburse?

2019 31

my boss wants me to microblade my eyebrows, company blocked all streaming, and more

Ask a Manager

I work for a very large company, 500 or so employees in my location, and they recently made an adjustment to the office that wouldn’t push me to quit on its own but is making my day-to-day work at the building more miserable, and I feel like I can’t be the only one. It’s driving me insane and all it seems to be accomplishing is pushing me to work from home more often, even though I know I get less done there. and then drove her home.

2019 29

coworker complains about my tattoos, sabotaged by another hotel’s manager, and more

Ask a Manager

We work for a small company, with six of us in production. You’re right that ideally you’d handle this yourself, but if you try and that doesn’t work, it’s reasonable to involve a manager when someone is being this unpleasant and disruptive. I work for a fancy hotel, and a manager at another hotel in the next city (owned by the same company) over has been creating all sorts of problems for us. How do I say no to taking on more work? It’s five answers to five questions.

I can’t trust the snacks from my coworker, large employee won’t use heavy duty chair, and more

Ask a Manager

I can’t trust the snacks from my sort-of-vegan coworker. She’s fantastic and I have a very good working relationship with her. Of course, that won’t work as well if she sees that you’re eating treats other people bring in. While I enjoyed the paycheck, my employer had some serious boundary issues, and I struggled to maintain work/life balance. My previous employer and I have kept in touch, and I now have an offer in front of me to work for the company remotely.

2019 34

remote work bait-and-switch, changing clothes in the office bathroom, and more

Ask a Manager

My boss said I could work from anywhere — but keeps telling me to come into the office. When I was hired, Jane said she didn’t care where I worked from as long as things got done, which was great as I prefer working from home. In reality, Jane has been limiting my work from home days to twice a week despite being impressed with me and all of my work. Twice now I’ve asked if there is any issue with my work.

2019 30

updates: the sabotaging coworker, the anti-vaxxer, and more

Ask a Manager

month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. Is my trainer sabotaging my work? Jane and I still have very different approaches to work and relationships, but we grew to appreciate the others’ style. I really enjoyed my team, but the work was not quite the right fit. Now I work in a completely different industry.

2019 25

my coworker is a blood drive bully, non-monetary perks, and more

Ask a Manager

I love the work, and I like my coworkers. She’s involved in all kinds of charities and volunteer work, all for causes I support. I fully support the Red Cross and their work. The FDA still has a ban on donations from any man who’s had sex with another guy in the past year. I’m out to most people in my life, and not keeping it a secret from anyone else. Boss has been a really strong advocate for me and my work since I moved to this position in 2011.

2019 34

update: should I take a job working for my dad?

Ask a Manager

month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer wondering whether to take a job working for her father ? It definitely made me reconsider how quick I was to jump on this job offer, and I spent several days hashing out those concerns with my family. I’ve really enjoyed learning a new skill set, and I LOVE the flexibility of working from home.

2019 22

my coworkers trash people in another language, my boss wants to play Cards Against Humanity, and more

Ask a Manager

I’m in the UK, working in IT projects in a large-ish open plan office. This isn’t an issue, except … I went to school in a very ethnically diverse area of the UK (Birmingham, for British readers) and several of my very good lifelong friends are of Pakistani origin, and as a result while I’m far from fluent, I definitely understand enough spoken Urdu to know that my two coworkers are being, shall we say, less than complementary about me and some of my team members.

2019 29

updates: the balls adjuster, the daily affirmation, and more

Ask a Manager

month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. She would come to me with the most basic questions (“How do I save a file from my email to my desktop?”) ”) which leads me to believe that Sally had been pretty much doing Artemis’ work on top of her own. It’s “where are you now?”

2019 24

my staff is selling multi-level marketing products at work, my coworker makes R-rated noises, and more

Ask a Manager

Staff selling multi-level marketing products at work. Walking into work feels like walking past mall kiosks: each one of my staff is side-hustling with some kind of pyramid scheme/multi-level marketing product: oils, diet pills, jewelry and make up, leggings, kitchen gadgets, diet powders, and weight loss snake oil. One of my staff told me it doesn’t apply to us because we don’t work in the HQ office. My desk mate makes sex noises while she works.

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