Email Examples Asking to Work from Home

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Email Examples Asking to Work from Home. Although you may not be in a full-time work from home situation, more and more companies and business are allowing their employees the option to work from home on an as needed basis. While the flexibility to work from home on an as needed basis is extremely beneficial, you should always alert your manager and colleagues to your plans. Key Steps to Working from Home.

Top 3 Barriers to Making a Career Decision

Career Key

The Career Key s Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, with input from Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Top 3 Barriers to Making a Career Decision Many people choosing or changing a career encounter these top 3 barriers: Cultural transitions : military to civilian, government to private sector, immigrant working in a new country; Career indecision : being overwhelmed, fear of the unknown, and/or you’re just an indecisive person.

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Top 5 #Workplace Blogs this Week!


These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. Four Ways Bosses Cause Stress in the Workplace: Studies have shown that it’s not the work load but rather the boss that creates stress in the workplace. Helping Veterans Land Employment: On the heels of Veteran’s day we should take a moment and think about our former-military job applicants. Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top Workplace Blogs of the Week.

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FlexJobs: Where We Were and Where We’re Going

Ms. Career Girl

In 2007, the first inklings of the Great Recession were stirring, the first generation of the iPhone was released, and flexible jobs (like those that allow telecommuting, flexible hours, and part-time schedules for professionals) were still very much seen as a perk rather than a standard way of working. People like working parents, retirees, millennials, entrepreneurs, caregivers, digital nomads, people with disabilities, military spouses, students, environmentalists, and more.

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From Teaching to Climate Change

Career Shifters

Here's how she finally took on her shift, military-style, and overcame her lack of experience to break into a field she's truly inspired by. What work were you doing previously? I work closely with advocacy colleagues to influence the climate-change agenda. The role also involves chairing the climate-change working group with technical specialists across the organisation. That being said, I have more flexibility to work from home now, which I didn't have in teaching.

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What Makes A Job Difficult To Succeed In?

Corn on the Job

There’s a lot of difficult jobs out there, in each and every sector of the working world. So here’s a few of the worst things about the working world, that might just make the job you’re trying to complete very hard to get on with. . Working as a mine engineer, or in a warehouse, for example, are going to be a lot more damaging on someone’s body than the craft of working from home.

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21 Best Niche Job Boards for Recruiters


There are either too many job seekers to choose from or locating that needle in the haystack takes more time, effort and phone calls than time you have. The challenge in finding niche job boards is that there are literally millions of job boards to choose from. It’s hard to separate the quality niche job boards from the rest which is why I wanted to present you with 21 niche and specialty job boards that recruiters should consider posting their job openings.

When Sick Leave isn’t Enough & Employees Need a Leave of Absence


For most employees who are under the weather, a basic paid sick leave program can be enough to help employees recover from illness and minimize the risk of contagious employees spreading cold and flu germs around the office. Employees may also be entitled to FMLA leave for a qualifying exigency relating to a close family member’s military service or to care for an ill or injured service member. In last week’s post , I wrote about why paid sick leave is good for business.

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5 Jobs You Can Do Anywhere

Career Realism

Whether they are married to someone in the military, or they simply enjoy moving frequently, some people need to find jobs that allow them to move without giving up their positions. Insurances sales representatives help people get the type of auto, life, and home insurance they need. People who work for large, nationwide companies can easily request a transfer to a different store in a different part of the country, if their company has a location there.

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Online Marketing 101 for Entrepreneurs

Ms. Career Girl

Home About Archives Write for Us! I also know that many of you have your own side business, a hobby you’d like to turn into a business or hope to work for yourselves someday. You can do this while working full time, while raising your kids and/or while pursuing your hobbies. college women’s soccer, Notre Dame grads in Chicago, best undiscovered chocolate, (your town) work at home moms, vegetarian cooking lessons for beginners. Want more from Ms.

has anything spooky happened to you at work?

Ask a Manager

Have you ever worked somewhere rumored to be haunted? Felt a spectral tap on the shoulder as you worked late on expense reports? It’s Halloween, so let’s hear all your stories about spooky experiences at work. To start us off, here are some of my favorites from the Halloween episode of the AAM podcast last year. ♦ “I work in a nursing home with many folks who have dementia. ” ♦ “I work in a museum.

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Little White eBook of Homeshoring Jobs

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Little White eBook of Homeshoring Jobs December 5, 2008 · 6 comments While I was doing some research to find a few companies that hire call center agents to list in my post about having a phone and a plethora of patience just the other day, I ran across an ebook offering that looked, at first glance, to be pretty darned informative. It’s truly your complete guide to virtual call center employment from home.

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Little White eBook of Homeshoring Jobs

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Little White eBook of Homeshoring Jobs December 5, 2008 · 6 comments While I was doing some research to find a few companies that hire call center agents to list in my post about having a phone and a plethora of patience just the other day, I ran across an ebook offering that looked, at first glance, to be pretty darned informative. It’s truly your complete guide to virtual call center employment from home.

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HELP: I'm Updating My Cell Phone

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal HELP: I’m Updating My Cell Phone July 8, 2008 · 9 comments I need some advice and I’m hoping some of you can help me out… I’ve been looking at BlackBerry phones and other phones with QWERTY Keyboards but between the “Hot Deals,&# the “Best Sellers,&# and the user and expert reviews, I’ve managed to simply confuse myself and work up a whopper of a headache.

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we have to be interviewed by a psychologist to get promoted

Ask a Manager

If the psychologist’s assessment ends up screening out people with mental disabilities (ones that wouldn’t prevent them from doing the job with or without reasonable accommodations), that’s likely to run afoul of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). But totally aside from that, it’s a ridiculous practice that’s highly likely to p**s people off. But grilling someone on how it felt to kill in the military?

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my employer wants photos of my desk, contacting the person I’m replacing, and more

Ask a Manager

My employer asks to see immediate photos of my work-from-home desk with no notice. Our work-at-home company subcontracts with major large companies. ” That said, it’s apparently part of the package that comes with working there, and it might be the trade-off for being able to work from home, which (to many people, at least) is a pretty significant benefit. Applying to a job that I was fired from 18 years ago.

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lying to my manager about my husband, time clock woes, and more

Ask A Manager

I am currently working as a management assistant for a small consulting/engineering firm. The main reason I want to leave here is because there is not enough work for me to do, which makes it quite boring (but well-paid and with great office hours). He’s constantly listening to loud techno music on his ipod, curses, snorts (and makes other various sounds, from whisteling to burping), talks to himself out loud, is impolite and arrogant.

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fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

What should I do if I work off-site and my manager just does not like me? Is that something you should be super aware of now when you communicate online and/or work off site? The group has added new members and instead of considering me for round two, others were chosen from my group, another group in the company and they are hiring outsiders! Say you want to advance in the company and ask what you should work on in order to best position yourself to do that.

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How to find the most fulfilling careers | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

I first became aware of this bastion of data when OK Cupid announced that older women benefit from showing cleavage in their photos, but younger women don't. I immediately started showing more cleavage at work because we know that people want to do business with people they want to date , and men think women who look datable are actually harder workers. Stay-at-home Moms 3. Stay away from career paths with an end game of getting power or being famous.

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Blogs without topics are a waste of time | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

The more information and angles you can draw from, the more interesting your insights are. You stay within the bounds of the reader's expectations, and if you do that, you can write surprises that seem to stray from your topic, and the reader stays with you. Every great piece of writing works this way. There are so many benefits you earn from blogging that do not require tons of pageviews. But for that to work you need to know what you’re aiming for.

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Asperger syndrome in the office: How I deal with sensory.

Penelope Trunk

So I'm doing a series this week on the topic, because it’s true that most people with Asperger’s are not doing well at work. The work place rewards social skills , and people with Asperger’s have a social skill disorder. I will never have great social skills, but I make them better by ensuring that I’m in my best social environment for work. This is the only way I can get help from people. I also do not know left from right. Keep up the great work!

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This is what it looks like to have a hard time making a change.

Penelope Trunk

But it's also true that in the recent post about what I learned from sales guys , I should have told you that when I met one of those sales guys on a plane, I went to a hotel and had sex with him. I have been working absolutely insane hours for the last five years. " Me: "I'd probably wake up, take the kids to school, go to the gym, write a blog post, and then work on whatever company I was percolating. To be honest, I still work at night.

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How to put blog comments to good use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

He told me I should have told people at work. He told me it’s weird that he heard about my engagement from the two people in his life who follow my blog closest: his girlfriend and his mom. Here’s the missing part (from my missing response to the missing comments): The farmer's lawyer recommended that the farmer threaten to leave the farm in order to get an irrevocable inheritance. I read the comments from farm families and gave them extra weight.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Most people get jobs from their network, not from a career center. in Russian from Columbia, but not how many students get jobs. And, since you’re not picking from a list of brand name schools, make your choice based on their track record for getting their graduates great jobs. Just because the liberal arts education was a default goal to the bourgeois of the last three centuries does not mean that route will work for you, right now.

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Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.

Penelope Trunk

I can’t bear to simply be gone when they come home from school. He doesn’t take the offer seriously because it is so far from anything he’d ever do. They are from the UK, and then from the Australian Christian Coalition. This is Steve from the early show – What? More than feeling compelled to justify myself to your audience, I feel compelled to protect my schedule and my family from your intrusive calls and seemingly random deadlines.

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How to deal with doubt: Take a leap | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

My oldest son was with me on my first visit to the farm , and if you have ever been on a working farm you know that to kids, it’s like Disney World. And the family life that grows from farming is intimate and grounded and full of routine. Then he tells me that what I really would have wanted from my childhood is to feel love and security, and why don’t we just focus on giving the kids that? The only way to know if it'll work is to DO IT. It is working for me!

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

But it DOES have a policy where you get a 10 minute break for every 4 hours you work, and a half hour for every 6 hours you work (it amounts to a break every 2 hours, more or less). And even if its slow, labor cutbacks have made it so there is ALWAYS more work that needs to be done. T (18 years in industrial HR) Reply Anon January 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm It always bothered me, as a non-smoker, when I worked with smokers who got to take extra breaks.

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Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

And Jeremy Owyang, from Forrester Research reports that, "In approximately two years social networks will be more powerful than corporate web sites. Those are the type of companies we want to work for. One of the most important changes in work life is that we do not define our career by working for one company—we change jobs too frequently. That requires working with companies we respect. But then again, I'm from that liberal, elite, left coast.

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