Telecommuters Report from NBC4

NBC News4, out of the Baltimore and DC area, did a story on Telecommuting where they quoted William Mularie (head of the Telework Consortium):

“If I’m a GS-12 federal worker and commute 20 miles into the District, I’m taking two months of my take-home pay, my take home pay, to pay for commuting to my office each year.”

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Pandemic Plans Give Teleworking Key Role

Government Computer News Logo Agencies at last may take teleworking seriously, as the administration has made it a critical piece of its strategy to keep the government operating in the face of a pandemic.

Government Computer News – 05/12/06

Email – A Necessary Tool for Working at Home

One of the things telecommuters will need to deal with on a day to day basis is email. I grew up writing letters, licking a stamp and waiting days on end for a letter back from my grandparents. So, the idea of instantaneous written communication via email immediately appealed to me. Sure, I could’ve faxed someone if I’d invested in a fax machine back when they came out – but… >>Continue reading Email - A Necessary Tool for Working at Home

20 Million U.S. Telecommuters

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce cited a 20 million strong telecommuting workforce in a press release issued last Thursday. They said:

The report, Work, Entrepreneurship, and Opportunity in 21st Century America, cites government estimates that identify the broad scope of the entrepreneurial workforce, including: 27 million workers on flextime; 25 million part-time workers; 20 million telecommuters; 17 million Americans engaged in direct selling; 10.3 million independent contractors; 10.2 million self-employed… >>Continue reading 20 Million U.S. Telecommuters

Independent Contractor

I work at home. I’m an independent contractor, working for the same firm for the past eight years. That means that I’m not an employee and the company I work for doesn’t withhold income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes or unemployment tax on the wages I earn. I receive a 1099 instead of a W2.

It’s technically up to the employer to classify your work status. The IRS… >>Continue reading Independent Contractor

Gas Prices – Reduce your Dependence

It makes sense, with the price of a gallon of gas these days, that more folks are looking to save expenses. Companies, too, are looking at ways cut operating costs and telecommuting is one small solution that can help both.

For an interesting look at today’s gasoline prices and a 35-year gas price history, visit, zFacts’ Current Gas Prices and Price

NTI for Disabled Workers

There are a lot of reason people go out in search of telework. I sought out telecommuting online as a way of finding better balance between work and family. I get emails occasionally, though, from people who are looking for telecommuting opportunities because they really have no other choice.

If you’ve been looking for telework long, you know finding telecommuting opportunities that suit your skills can be a daunting… >>Continue reading NTI for Disabled Workers

President Bush Is In A Prime Location for Telework

Sperling’s Best Places produced a full list of Best Cities for Teleworking not too long ago and, based on a myriad of factors ranging from climate and natural hazards to the availability of broadband internet access, Washington, DC came out at the top of the extra large metro areas list. Boston came in second with Atlanta and Chicago rounding out the top four… >>Continue reading President Bush Is In A Prime Location for Telework

Be Careful, Is It Really Employment?

I came across an opportunity to work at home. It was featured in an newspaper article that talked about it as “employment.” Eager to look at it and tell the readers of this blog about this “new opportunity” for employment, I went to the website to check it out — and realized a good lesson that is very important to the telecommuting job hunter.

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Have Your Work-space/Home-office Set Up and Ready

It’s the recipe for success. When I answered any telecommuting job opening having an office set up and ready for work was a big plus where potential employers were concerned. The less the employer has to do to get you up and running – the better candidate that makes you.

Now, I’m not talking about having all the bells and whistles — all the new gadgets that cost thousands… >>Continue reading Have Your Work-space/Home-office Set Up and Ready

When Applying For a Job, Keep Your Personal Business To Yourself

“Please help me, I’m a mother of three children and I really need to work at home to support my family. My husband is on disability and this opportunity means a lot to me. I have over 5 years of experience as a receptionist for a big bio-chemical firm. I have a computer and Microsoft Word, but I would really like to do data entry at home. Please accept my

Finding N.E.M.O.

I was reading an article online today called Good news for working parents: Flexible work arrangements on the rise and found mention of a relatively new site called N.E.M.O (New England Mothers Organization).

N.E.M.O. is located at NEMothers.org and it really looks promising. In 2004 they had a job board up and they tout free… >>Continue reading Finding N.E.M.O.