Adventures in the daily life of a telecommuter.

Teachers Looking For Summer Work? Consider Telecommuting!

We all know teachers (at least in most public schools in most areas) are underpaid. A lot of the teachers I know look for part-time gigs in the summer and while a decade ago looking for summer work often resulted in retail sales and restaurant positions, today there are part-time telecommuting opportunities that teachers could take advantage of for making that extra bit of income in the summer months.

Here are 2 opportunities I found with a quick search this morning . . . >>Continue reading Teachers Looking For Summer Work? Consider Telecommuting!

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Promotional Fun With Logo Decals

Not too long ago I started taking this blog a bit more seriously, at least I’ve been trying to. I’d even commissioned someone to design a one-of-a-kind logo for me. He sent me hand-drawn sketches full of ideas and I fell in love with the little house sitting on top of the world to represent Telecommuting Journal (thanks, David).

I don’t spend a lot of time promoting or marketing… >>Continue reading Promotional Fun With Logo Decals

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Systems Analyst On the Loose

To blame? A micro managing CIO. I ran across this insightful blog post about company morale and telecommuting and am taking the liberty of including Alison’s entire post here because it’s short and sweet and because it speaks directly to company managers and human resource personnel.

While Alison generally blogs for fun about celebrity gossip, music, and her favorite TV shows, on March 4th she posted this…
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Health Insurance Benefits

Insurance. Just saying the word can raise your blood pressure and unless you’ve been residing under a rock, you should know that a rise in blood pressure is bad news! Imagine having to visit a doctor to receive the official notice of high blood pressure and then walking to the desk as the visit closes without the benefit of having insurance to help cover the cost of the visit and… >>Continue reading Health Insurance Benefits

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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

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Working from Home? So Are the Germs!

(ARA) – Working from home may provide many benefits, but a break from germs may not be one of them. Why? A recent workplace study revealed that desktops in home offices harbor more bacteria than desktops in traditional offices.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2006 American Community Survey, nearly 5.5 million Americans worked at home, accounting for approximately 4 percent of the total workforce. Thanks to… >>Continue reading Working from Home? So Are the Germs!

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