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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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.

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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 65

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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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.

2019 141

“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.”

2019 100

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.

2019 77

I can’t keep helping friends with their writing, office butter bonanza, and more

Ask A Manager

Anything like this works, depending on the tone you want with the particular asker: * “My schedule is so swamped these days that I wouldn’t be able to do it justice.” But if you’d do a few of these requests for the right price, you can say: “I’ve gotten so many of these requests from family and friends, and my schedule is so busy now, that I’ve actually started charging a fee for it. It seems so invasive and so illogical that I have to ask, where is this coming from?

2019 67

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.

2019 56

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.

2019 65

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

Ask A Manager

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.

2019 70

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 69

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 70

I’m afraid a coworker will find my emails trash-talking her

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: A coworker was let go as part of a large layoff at the Fortune 500 company where I work. I went back and read some of my email exchanges with this employee over the past year or two, and there is a pattern of us complaining about his manager (who I also work with but don’t directly report to). Yes, I know I should NOT have been using my work email to write this kind of thing, but what, if anything, should I do now?

2019 53

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.

2019 66

should I stay in my well-paid job even though I have nothing to do?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work at a government agency, which means I have a new agency head/boss every four years. I’d known Jane from before, and she swore not much would change Except… Jane took about 90% of my job. The last part makes sense because she is the one who does the work. I used to oversee major public-facing projects, but now I mostly do admin work.

2019 55

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 64

my employees finish my sentences, my interviewer left me alone while she ran errands, and more

Ask A Manager

For the most part, my team is great — they’re dependable, intelligent, and they genuinely care about the work we’re doing. I think this stems from them wanting to seem engaged in the conversation, and also to show they’re comprehension of the topic. I don’t want them to feel like our interactions are one-way only, so I’ve tried nicely saying “hold on, let me finish,” but that hasn’t worked. that comes from that.).

2019 58

my manager wants to be cc’d on all my emails, using sick days after years of perfect attendance, and more

Ask A Manager

I forgot to cc her on an urgent request that we got yesterday that I started working on immediately, before she arrived. If I receive a request at 7 am, I cannot wait until 10 or 11 to get her okay before working on it. The same is true for oversight in general, aside from emails. Doing the work of managing takes away the need to micromanage; that’s the whole point. Work plays by different rules in this regard. Who am I to expect references from people?

2019 56

I work long hours but don’t want my staff to feel pressure to do the same

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: So, I work a lot. I try to keep a healthy work/life balance, but I really like my job so the scales definitely tip toward the work side. Recently I have taken over the management of a team in a coworker’s absence, and I am worried that my obviously constant work schedule is making my team feel like they have to follow suit. I’ve also gotten a few comments like, “You are always working!” being the boss work habits

2019 47

my boss keeps suggesting I move, does “let me check” make me look incompetent, and more

Ask A Manager

The job posting I applied for was based in city A but I asked during the interview process if I would be able to remain in my current location (city B, about a three-hour train ride from city A). ” I should also mention that my team is equally split in various locations across the country and there is even another person on my team that is completely remote (working from home, not even in a satellite office). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 56

updates: the sick leave pressure, the overload of vacation time, 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. Anyway, it turned out to be really lucky I was looking for other work, as at the start of May (not even a month after I sent my letter!) I don’t think I’ve ever felt more degraded in my working life. Who knew things would work out so well in the end? It’s “where are you now?”

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