Category Archives: Daily Life

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!

Business Communications a’la MacGyver

Business communications expert, Steve Adams, sent over a list of of ways to “MacGyver” your business seed money to make it go a little further. I was such a Richard Dean Anderson fan that I couldn’t help but share this article . . . >>Continue reading Business Communications a’la MacGyver

Living Well on Less

There are as many reasons for working at home as there are telecommuters. We’re a varied bunch who share one thing in common – the desire to have an alternative work style.

Whether your desire stems from wanting to be at home for your kids, an utter disgust with a long commute, an obsession with a hobby that could be turned into a business, or the simple… >>Continue reading Living Well on Less

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

US Organizations Waste $2.8 Billion Powering Unused PCs

“If all the world’s 1 billion PC’s were powered down for just one night – it would save enough energy to light up New York City’s Empire State Building – inside and out – for more than 30 years” … and … >>Continue reading US Organizations Waste $2.8 Billion Powering Unused PCs

As a 1930s Wife, I Score Poorly

I’m a good hostess, even to unexpected guests and I am sympathetic – liking both children and unfortunates. However, I sometimes insist on driving when husband is along, I fail to sew on buttons or darn socks regularly, and fail to wash the top of the milk bottle before opening it. >>Continue reading As a 1930s Wife, I Score Poorly

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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Why Do You Telecommute?

Tell me why you telecommute, or why you want to. . . >>Continue reading Why Do You Telecommute?

World AIDS Day

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Today is world AIDS day, so I’m joining other bloggers around the world, uniting in an attempt to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place and raise awareness.

For me, mothers and children affected by AIDS breaks my heart, so I’m sharing a couple of things online that I find particularly moving and… >>Continue reading World AIDS Day

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

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

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!