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The Magic of Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Magic of Working from Home appeared first on Ms. You've heard about working from home. Wouldn’t it be great if you could rock the professional world, have real impact, enjoy your work and never have to leave the house?

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work from Home

Career Copilot

When you work from home, you not only get to avoid a messy commute, but you also can save money on childcare, travel expenses, and business attire. Not only that, but working from home provides a more flexible schedule in most cases, and who doesn’t want a little more freedom at work. job tips jobs work at home work from home working from home

Working From Home: Is It The Future?

Career Realism

Poll: Are You More Productive When Working From Home? The research concluded that commuters, on average, have lower life satisfaction scores compared to those who telecommute for work. Those with travel times lasting between 61 and 90 are the worst off.

The truth about working from home: It’s lonely

Penelope Trunk

Maybe I actually do like working from home but I’m not liking it now because I’m not home. And I’m not working. She waits until she has 200 pictures from me and then she edits them like a year later.

Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It September 14, 2010 · 0 comments Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It by Steve Adams The mobile workforce is expected to grow to 1.2

Telecommuting – does your personality fit the work at home profile?

Cube Rules

What follows is a guest post from Ripley Daniels. Telecommuters are individuals who work from home and contribute in every capacity from conference calls to presentations and more. Working from home requires organization and structure.

7 Income Ideas for Work at Home Moms

Ms. Career Girl

Home About Archives Write for Us! Blog Directory Contact Subscribe 7 Income Ideas for Work at Home Moms by Nicole Crimaldi on October 3, 2010 I received the following email from a “stay-at-home Mom&# last week. This advice isn’t only for Work at Home Moms.

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Press Release: Baby Boomers Solve Common Traveling Problems

Boomers Next Step

In keeping with our BoomersNextStep belief that baby boomers can thrive on making career changes and should not let age stop them from following their lifestyle dreams, I am proudly announcing that I've been practicing what I preach.

ask the readers: should I band together with coworkers to request a different work-from-home policy?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work for a medium size team within a large company. There is no particular reason that employees need to be in the office daily; most work is done on an individual basis and the majority of meetings are done by VC with other offices. Of course, being in the office is necessary for building a sense of team, bouncing ideas around, and interacting with other teams, so it’s not like we could all work at home all the time.

Work for yourself without financial worries

Penelope Trunk

I am in Boston having post-traumatic stress syndrome from being too close to the town where I went to college. So I thought travel planning would be easy since I know my way around. Then there was the year of me starting a company and traveling every week.

How to make business travel manageable | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to make business travel manageable Posted to: Productivity | Self-management November 11th, 2009 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook Last year I traveled almost every week. Some weeks I traveled to three different cities. If you are excited about business travel, thinking it’s a free ticket to see the world, you should stop reading now. I love travel.

6 Common Work at Home Challenges

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 6 Common Work at Home Challenges January 15, 2010 · 0 comments My work schedule often changes with the seasons. So, what is it really like to work from home?

FlexJobs: Where We Were and Where We’re Going

Ms. Career Girl

People like working parents, retirees, millennials, entrepreneurs, caregivers, digital nomads, people with disabilities, military spouses, students, environmentalists, and more. The Growth in Flexible Jobs from 2007 to 2017. 38 percent of people work from home occasionally.

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Why is the Work-at-Home concept becoming increasingly popular?

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Why is the Work-at-Home concept becoming increasingly popular? June 2, 2009 · 0 comments by Susan Hutson The work-at-home concept has consistently gained in popularity over the last few years. Many small home businesses have mushroomed, and even in the job sector, there is an increasing trend of work from home jobs of all kinds.

Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted December 3, 2009 · 0 comments I found this on Craigslist and it looks pretty interesting, especially if you’re a really outgoing people-person who wants to work from home but not be cocooned in silence with little day to day interaction. So if you like investigative work, and you’re a real people-person, read on!

Incorporate Your Business

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Incorporate Your Business October 13, 2009 · 0 comments Years ago, when I left my day job in pursuit of working from home full time, I didn’t want to place all my eggs in one basket. I wanted to have a safety net, something to fall back on in case the contract job I was pursing didn’t work out. Do you get a W-2 from the company you work for?

I Urge You Not to Settle

Ms. Career Girl

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. I had taken a risk and it didn’t work out.

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5 Ways to make telecommuting better | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 5 Ways to make telecommuting better Posted to: Working from home February 27th, 2010 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I have this idea that I am going to start working from home. So I tried working from home, but then I started feeling like I am the most alone person in the world. Don’t you have to work today?” “I’m

5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries

Career Realism

Work It Daily. In other words, say thank you again for the offer, it’s an honor, can’t wait to work with you, very exciting, and so on. I give everything I have at work, and this time off has been valuable to reconnect with my family. 5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries.

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Feminism fails because women lie to each other about work. Oh, and go Cubs!

Penelope Trunk

I’m in the Houston airport waiting to fly home and I am sad that I’m not with my kids. It doesn’t feel fun to fly around the country making deals when you have a home life that depends on you. There is no war between working moms and stay-at-home moms.

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5 Must-Know Tax Deductions if You’re Self-Employed

Ms. Career Girl

It’s great being your own boss, having flexible hours, working from home, and having more tax deductions. But whether you run your own business, live off contract work, or freelance for income, tax season can be very stressful if you’re unprepared. “It’s

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Recent Students: Let’s Help You Survive Life After Graduation

Resume Bear

Find out everything you need to know from the blogs listed below. Grad to Great – Career management coaches Anne Brown and Beth Zefo post about ways to ‘achieve and sustain career success’ before and after graduation and while working. Work from Home/Freelancing.

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Starting A Business? 4 Ways To Capitalize On Economic Trends

Career Realism

While Robert Frost may have had a point about taking “the one less traveled by,” when it comes to business, you probably want to choose a path on which people have a demonstrated track record of success. Your research needs to be very thorough to separate the strongest from the mediocre.

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Recent Tweets for 2010-10-17

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Recent Tweets for 2010-10-17 October 17, 2010 · 0 comments Commute 20 minutes per day? So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel? Danielle on and Finding Work Leads Commute 20 minutes per day?

5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries

Career Realism

Get all the details at this point, including Days Off, Vacation, Personal Days, Signing Bonus, 401K, Commission, Company Car, Telecommuting/Work from Home, Travel, Expense Account, Health/Life/Disability Insurance, Bonus Structure, Job Reviews (Pay Increase Opportunities), Who You’ll Be Reporting To.

employee is refusing to share a hotel room, no-talking mornings, and more

Ask A Manager

But the fact that you didn’t speak up then doesn’t prevent you from speaking up now. And certainly if one person snores and the other person is a light sleeper, you really, really don’t want them sharing rooms, because you don’t want your traveling employees to be exhausted (and rightly angry). There are some industries where sharing hotel rooms is normal if it’s for an occasional conference or trip, but what’s different here how often these employees are traveling.

Going Back To Work With A Disability

Career Realism

Going back to work with a disability can be daunting, but it can also be looked at in another way. One cannot deny that returning to the workplace while disabled can work as a great self-confidence booster and a self-supporting experience. What You Need To Do When Injured At Work.

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What life would look if we said no to work-life balance (and a nod to Amazon, of course)

Penelope Trunk

This is a picture from when my oldest son was five years old. Because I was never home. I worked almost 100% of my waking hours. The first time I launched a startup, years before I had kids, the investor had already worked with me. You are expected to work all the time.

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who gets the miles for business travel, boss has one foot out the door, and more

Ask A Manager

Who should get the miles for business travel? If you travel for work, do you think it is okay to collect air miles, airline rewards points, or hotel rewards points in your personal account? I used to travel heavily for work, and always kept the air miles and hotel rewards points for myself; what do you think? I’ve really enjoyed working with her, but she’s not getting along with her boss at all and it’s just not working out.

Time for a Career Change? Here’s 5 Careers You May Not Have Considered

Corn on the Job

If Monday mornings find you struggling to gain the momentum to face work, then maybe it’s time to reconsider your career. Work from home. Why work for a boss when there are plenty of careers and options that allow you to earn money from the comfort of your own home.

Achieving Work Life Balance with Mobile Technology


Most days I work from home. I’m either in my home office or cuddled up on my bed typing, designing, and talking away. My cats like my virtual work space too. Working from home is a balance. My work does too.

7 Sweet Summer Jobs for Teachers

Career Realism

Spending your summer teaching abroad can be a wonderful change of pace from the U.S. These jobs also give you the opportunity to travel and experience a foreign culture with new students. Pay generally ranges from $175 to $400 weekly, with provided room and board. Freelance Work.

How To Survive A Job You Hate (But Can't Leave – Yet)

Career Shifters

I planned and daydreamed endlessly of the moment when I'd put my things away at my desk and stand up from that chair for the very last time. If I asked you what you hated about your work, I bet you'd be able to reel off a long list of things. I work for a well-known tyre company.

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I didn’t get a job offer because the employer thought the salary was too low for me

Ask A Manager

I was told that they offered the position to another candidate, but they wanted me to know that they thought I’d be a perfect fit and tried to “work something out.” I was prepared to take a pay cut (about $15K less at the highest end of the range) because the perks of the job (travel, work from home, generous time off) and the experience I’d gain greatly outweighed the pay cut I’d take.

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Why You Should Support Industry Soloprenuers


I worked my ass off. I worked 80+ hours a week tweeting, building web sites, emailing, scheduling calls and building relationships to follow my dream. Being an HR and recruiting soloprenuer is hard work. I work from home most days spending my time writing, reading and working.

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How to Get a 6 Figure Job in Today’s Economy.

Resume Bear

The Story: In 2007 I sold an online travel business that my wife and I had operated successfully for 17 years and four years later I found myself looking for a 6-figure income job as our money from the sale was running out.

my boss sent around photos of my coworker in body paint, getting paid for commute time, and more

Ask A Manager

My manager was snooping around on her Facebook profile and saw some pictures of her without clothes on but with her privates covered in body paint, and then sent them to me and several other coworkers via text message, from his work cell phone. Boss is including commute time in our work day. I work in an office building that is open between 9 a.m. but my team works on shifts between 6 a.m. As in, if we are scheduled to work between 6 a.m.

Build a Culture of Workplace Flexibility


herself having just come off a work-from-home-maternity-leave), issued a personnel policy requiring all remote-working employees to convert to in-office roles. Compressed workweeks – Employees redistribute their weekly scheduled work hours into fewer days.

How Much Work is Too Much Work

Career Alley

Recovering from debt is a long, tedious process. That’s why it’s not so rare that Americans are working more than one job to get on top of their debt. But how much is too much work? When does it benefit to work two jobs?

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when snow keeps employees from leaving, sending people home early for holidays, and more

Ask A Manager

Employees don’t want to leave work to drive home in the snow. What do you do during a snow storm when some employees feel highways are not safe to travel on and do not want to leave work and yet some do? Is it an employer’s responsibility to provide a place of refuge in case an employee feels it is unsafe to travel the highways home? Can I ask to work from home for a few days if I can’t stop crying?

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