Category Archives: Telecommuting News

Telecommuting and telework in the news.

Retirement Musings on Labor Day

I’m an independent contractor, which means many things (most importantly that I get to work from home). One of the down-sides of doing what I do for a living is that I’m not exactly given a gold watch and a retirement party when I reach 65. I’m also not contributing to a corporate matched 401K and anything I do has to be planned and carried out on my own (or… >>Continue reading Retirement Musings on Labor Day

78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work

Seventy Eight Percent of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work,
CareerBuilder.com Survey Finds

-Expert Offers Tips on Managing Stress and Securing Flexible Work Arrangements-

CHICAGO, July 16, 2008 – Downsized staffs paired with increased workloads may be causing a rise in stress levels around the workplace. According to a CareerBuilder.com survey of more than 7,600 workers nationwide, 78 percent reported feeling burned out at work.Forty-six percent of… >>Continue reading 78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work

Do You Own a Laptop?

I’m on vacation this week – physically. Fortunately for me (or unfortunately if your glass happens to be half empty), that doesn’t mean I’m cut off from work. I like my work, so I take it with me.

I load any of my current project files onto a jump drive, toss my laptop in my laptop bag, grab my little laptob lap desk pillow thingy and I’m ready to… >>Continue reading Do You Own a Laptop?

Newspaper Subscriptions & Killing The Commute

There was a great article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle last Friday, Killing the Commute by Kate Carter. Unfortunately, to read the entire article, you have to subscribe to the paper. I hate it when that happens! I find something that peaks my interest and I click over to read it only to discover part of the article followed by a notice… >>Continue reading Newspaper Subscriptions & Killing The Commute

Important FlexJobs Update

I received the following email in my inbox yesterday evening from FlexJobs. If you missed it, you can see my original FlexJobs review. If you signed up for an account, you’ve already received the same notice…
the Benders
The email I received touted that Change is good (which is true in some cases but not so true in other… >>Continue reading Important FlexJobs Update

Think Your Job is Telecommuting Friendly?

Neither did the astronauts at NASA, but a new development over at Cape Canaveral is under way…

While it’s not the funniest thing I’ve ever read, it is a fun mockery of the recent popularity and wide-spread news coverage of Telecommuting as a way to save gas as the price per gallon continues to rise. The premise (fake of course) is that NASA astronauts are the hardest hit by… >>Continue reading Think Your Job is Telecommuting Friendly?

Outside the Cubicle Advice From Michelle Goodman

There’s a must-read over on ABCNews written by Michelle Goodman (freelance journalist, author, blogger, former cubicle dweller)…

If you’re looking to find legitimate work at home, go read Show Up at Work … in Your Robe and “Learn How to Land a Work-at-Home Gig Regardless of Your Skill Set.”

Digg Her Article!

Officescape’s Telework Program Announcement

Officescape® Announces Launch of Telework 530™ Program
Tools included make telework policies truly functional and increase productivity

Indianapolis (June 19, 2008) – Officescape has launched its Telework 530™ Program, enabling government and businesses to achieve significant return on investment provided by a fully managed, distributed work force model, while providing employees with highly sought relief from high gas prices and better work/life balance. Officescape’s turn-key Telework 530™ program includes… >>Continue reading Officescape's Telework Program Announcement

Firefox 3 Download Day

Download Day 2008Just a reminder that Firefox 3 will be released today at 1:00 PM EST, and Mozilla hopes to set a world record for the most downloads in 24 hours!

We all know Firefox is already one of the best browsers and I admit I am excited about everything that’s been built up about… >>Continue reading Firefox 3 Download Day

Telecommuters Get Lower Insurance Rates?

I just saw this today and am thinking now I’d better call my insurance agent to be sure I’m noted as a “pleasure” driver on our car insurance policy…

From the Consumer Federation of America (CFA):

“Auto insurance rates are partially based on how much you drive and how you use your car,” said J. Robert Hunter, Director of Insurance for CFA and former Texas Insurance… >>Continue reading Telecommuters Get Lower Insurance Rates?

4-Day Weeks

I actually have 7 day work weeks, but it doesn’t matter how many times I sit down at my desk to work in any given day or week – it doesn’t cost me any gas money to get here. Nor does it require firing up the office cubicle of course.

It’s obvious that with gas prices hovering near four bucks a gallon (at least around here) that more people… >>Continue reading 4-Day Weeks

FlexJobs

Not too long ago I wrote a rather snarky piece about Finding Telework, prompted mostly by people commenting and sending me emails wanting to know THE place online to find legitimate jobs. I braced myself for some strong feedback because I tried to speak the truth and let’s face it, total honestly isn’t always well received.

I did get some response but, to my surprise, the comments all… >>Continue reading FlexJobs