How to Boost Productivity Working From Home

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s expected that 50% of the UK workforce will work remotely by 2020, with almost 1.5 New research reveals that London has the highest number of remote employees, with 408,000 people using the home as their main office, and 250,000 people working from home every.

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. As this list demonstrates, companies of all sizes and across all industries can adopt work-from-home and flexible work policies to meet the changing demands of the workforce,” Sutton concluded.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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).

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fighting “out of sight, out of mind” when you work from home

Ask A Manager

I’m a full-time employee working from home in a state that differs from where my department is located. For the past few years, I have been working in this capacity for a large, multi-national company. I was the first in my area to be granted this arrangement (after a decade or so of tenure there), and others have followed (partly since I demonstrated it could be done with no issues and a continued dedication to quality work).

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Five Tips To Create Your Own Retirement Lifestyle Business

Boomers Next Step

Imagine running a retirement lifestyle business from the comfort of your home. Your work can fit around other things that matter to you, without sacrificing your dedication to the business or your professionalism.

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Five Tips To Create Your Own Retirement Lifestyle Business

Boomers Next Step

Imagine running a retirement lifestyle business, all from the comfort of your home. No more commuting into the city or working long hours and missing out on quality time with loved ones and grandchildren. Not ready to retire yet?

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Five Tips To Create Your Own Retirement Lifestyle Business

Boomers Next Step

Imagine running a retirement lifestyle business, all from the comfort of your home. No more commuting into the city or working long hours and missing out on quality time with loved ones and grandchildren. Not ready to retire yet?

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Why You Should Consider a Flexible Job as a New College Grad

Ms. Career Girl

Even if you’ve never considered anything different than a traditional, in-office job, many of your peers are diving into the flexible work world. In fact, FlexJobs research shows that remote work increased 115% from 2005 to 2015.

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From TV to Speech Writing

Career Shifters

“I wanted to work from home, during hours of my choosing.”. Heidi Ellert McDermott enjoyed her work, but when a change in her life circumstances meant it was no longer an option, she looked for ways to use her skills elsewhere.

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Turning Your 9-5 Into Your Own Business

Ms. Career Girl

Once you know what you’re doing and have a focus, you will probably want to start off with outsourcing yourself while still working in your day job. Before you quit though, make sure the processes are in place to help your business work.

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The Amazing Things Millennials Would Give up for Help with Student Loans

Evil HR Lady

The results: 23 percent would give up working from home, making it the most disposable benefit. 29% of women would give up working from home compared to only 18% of men. Student loans hang over the heads of 44 million Americans, with debt running well over a trillion dollars. It’s a huge concern and those who took out this debt will do just about anything to pay it down.

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Please Stop Punishing Employees for the Polar Vortex

Evil HR Lady

And while I’m all warm and snuggly in my home ( yay for working from home !) and my town is at a balmy 40, I opened my email this morning to find this email: My son was fired for not coming into work on a weather advisory where the weather was -20 the town was advised not to be outside. He catches the bus to work. He called his job and informed them he had no way to work. Then I went over to twitter and found this tweet from Tim Sackett.

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Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Career Change?

Imarticus Learning

Does the thought of going in to work make you feel uncomfortable and listless? A few years ago, if you had asked anyone for career advice , particularly from your elders, they would have told you to go for the job that pays the most.

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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 do data scientists publish their work?

Imarticus Learning

In this article, we will talk about how data scientists tend to publish their work. Data scientists can be working in an academic field or a company. Data scientists usually present their work through blogs. The post How do data scientists publish their work?

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Is The Role Of a Full Stack Developer in Demand?

Imarticus Learning

In India, this figure ranges from Rs 351,000-1,000,000 for a fairly experienced developer according to Glassdoor.com. Work Flexibility: By 2030 it is predicted that data connectivity will be super-fast, and working from home will be in fashion and a norm.

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how much should we compromise for a dog-phobic coworker in a dog-friendly office?

Ask A Manager

This is great news for many of my coworkers, who are able to avoid costly sitters and walkers (we’re already allowed to work from home a few days per week, so bringing dogs in the other couple of days can do away with these costs entirely). She didn’t complain – she’s aware we’re allowed dogs in the office and that Lucille hasn’t done anything wrong – but she was visibly upset and eventually had to move to another floor to work.

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why can’t I wear shorts to work?

Ask A Manager

I explained that shorts aren’t appropriate work attire, even at our semi-casual office. That said, a commenter here once speculated that the no-shorts rule stems from the fact that the rule used to be no bare skin below the waist. Surely you can do good work in either one — but as a society, we’ve always used clothes to communicate messages about who we are and what we’re doing. is it okay for your bra straps to show at work? why can’t I wear shorts to work?

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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.

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using a heating pad for cramps at work, secretly recording a bad boss, and more

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Can I use a heating pad for cramps at work? I am the only woman working full-time at a small company (we have one other woman on staff who, after a successful internship, was hired part-time). It helps, but today I’m working from home and have found that a heating pad has made me so, so much more comfortable on a day I’d otherwise feel bloated, cramped, bogged down — and therefore less productive. Is it appropriate to bring a heating pad to work?

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

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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. However, creative outlets like this are subjective at best, and I recognize that what may work for me isn’t going to work for everyone. ” I’ve received similar complaints about Bob from other members, and have seen the majority of the group gradually drift away from him.

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how can I say no to my coworker’s boyfriend sharing our co-working space?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work at a small company with four employees: three in different cities (including our director) and two of us, including me, co-located in the same large city. It’s an unusual setup, but it works great, and I adore our work. Part of the reason I knew how to find a work situation that I love is that I’ve been following advice from your blog for years – thank you so much for making me a calmer, happier, and more fulfilled person.

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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. 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. For context, there was a St. Patrick’s Day parade that a group of friends and I attended for several years.

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

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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.

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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.”),

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my new job doesn’t give raises — ever

Ask A Manager

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. Is there anything else I can do in this situation aside from get a side gig, move to the suburbs to save money, or look for another job? A reader writes: I recently accepted my dream job.

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I can’t say no to clients, and my success is destroying me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been an independent contractor for nine years, and I’ve finally found financial comfort and fulfillment in my work. I took sleazy corporate work for investment bankers and lawyers because that’s “where the market was,” and I had to sell myself short to be competitive. I work on projects that excite me and make me feel like I am making a difference in the world. Except it’s not working.

2019 71

our laid-off coworker still shows up every day, employer wants a short story that will make them cry, and more

Ask A Manager

The next day, the team member showed up at work. They’re not working — duties have been reassigned— but seem to be just slowly packing up their stuff and using the kitchen. The boss works in the same office area so he knows this is happening. It’s five answers to five questions.

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

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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.”.

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my coworkers won’t cut expenses, pop culture references in interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

A few months ago we received an email from the Big Boss (head of our business unit) that we are entering a “cost cutting” exercise due to business needs and they need everyone to make efforts to ensure our costs/expenses are “as close to zero as possible.” You should not be walking five miles with heavy equipment or not getting paid for time you worked, and conspicuously not having a slice of pizza isn’t going to make any practical difference.

2019 77

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.

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updates: afraid to show weakness, remote work bait and switch, and more

Ask A Manager

Here are updates from three people who had their letters answered here in the past. I’m afraid to show any weakness at work. I also spent time thinking about where my “never be vulnerable” belief came from, and why I had it, and I think it was just a self-dictated problem that I carried around. My boss said I could work from anywhere — but keeps telling me to come into the office. I learned a lot about myself and about managing from the experience.

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updates: my coworker wants me available 24/7, my boss had his wife do our work, and more

Ask A Manager

Here are five updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. I work from home and my coworker wants me available 24/7. I also think that a lot of the commenters picked up on the fact that I was trying to “prove” I was working just as effectively from home and not doing anything helpful with my minutae-based away messages. I don’t want to use my personal cell phone for work (#4 at the link).

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my office is obsessed with my professional athlete fiancé, I don’t have career goals, and more

Ask A Manager

However, this does not stop my boss and coworkers from acting like he’s a celebrity and almost harassing me at work because of it. It’s gotten to the point that it is completely distracting me from my work and making me cringe when I walk into work, for fear of who will stop by my desk today. I want people to take me seriously for the work I produce, and not try and befriend me because of what they think my fiancé could someday be.

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I went on a job interview and the office was filthy

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Can I try to work out a telecommuting plan? Or do I just have to accept that unless I’m okay with working in this mess this job isn’t worth it? It’s that they’re apparently fine with working in squalor. Even if you worked from home and never had to come into the office, I’m really skeptical that you wouldn’t still notice severe problems. Right now we’re just really focused on work, but we’ll deal with the space later this year.”

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at what point in a very long cold should I stay home?

Ask A Manager

My work gives one sick day every six months with no carryover past the year. No one else is trained with what I do, so any work not done on a sick day I will need to fit in the rest of the week. Still I can tell my coworkers are irritated by my presence at work and that I should use up my sick leave if I have it, even if it is more symbolic that I am trying to keep the cold from spreading then actually useful. But this is the reality of colds and work, unfortunately.

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my coworker plans to work a second job during our work hours, without telling our boss

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A reader writes: I work at a mid-sized SaaS company as a data analyst. He has admitted to me that he’s bored with the position, and I expressed surprise that he was wanting to stay at our company because of the nature of the work. But here’s the catch — he wants to continue working at our company while also working somewhere else. He says he plans to remote in from our company’s equipment to do the other job while he’s at our office.

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

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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. I am from a large multinational company but was just recently rejected from a small start-up company and received the email below.

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

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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 66

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

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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.

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

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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.

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