Adventures in the daily life of a telecommuter.

What Every Work from Home “Want to Be” Should Know, Before Diving into Telecommuting

by Tara Brewer

Thousands of employees are coveting the chance to clock in from their home office. A fortunate few have earned this position through their workplace, while their co-workers are murmuring under their breath. Others are tired of waiting for their employer to offer this opportunity, so they are jumping ship and abandoning the job that once held the promise of security, for instability– and trading in the… >>Continue reading What Every Work from Home "Want to Be" Should Know, Before Diving into Telecommuting

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Overcoming Your Husband’s Objections To Telecommuting

by: Nell Taliercio

If you are an aspiring work from home mom, you may have already heard these common objections from your husband (and perhaps that nagging mother in law):

  1. We shouldn’t have to pay for an extra phone line.
  2. We can’t afford to upgrade the computer.
  3. The company should pay for the transcription equipment.
  4. You will be wasting your time and not making a “real” income.
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Office Politics & Gossip

One of the things I like about working at home, exclusively, is the fact that I miss out on all the office politics and gossip. I’ve always taken that to be a good thing to miss.

Evidently that’s a bad thing. At least it is according to a doctoral student in social psychology who’s doing a dissertation on trust at the University of Delaware. I read Steve Bien-Aime’s article… >>Continue reading Office Politics & Gossip

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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

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Organization is For the Lazy

I remember in college, I visited my girlfriend’s dorm room and saw her very neat and organized desk. Each subject had its own binder. Work was placed in sections with colorful folders. There was a wall calendar with assignment deadlines written in different colored ink (each color signified a different subject). Needless to say, I was impressed and I told her so.

She just waved her hand at me … >>Continue reading Organization is For the Lazy

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The Telecommuting Lifestyle Definitely Has Its Perks

The Boston Globe had a great article a few days ago about telecommuting, how it began and where it’s likely to be going. The article, Telecommuters Tout Perks of Lifestyle, was loaded with interesting perceptions and tid-bits of information.

Loaded with real-life examples, the article noted a few statistics:
In 2005, 44 percent of U.S. companies offered at least some telecommuting options, according to a… >>Continue reading The Telecommuting Lifestyle Definitely Has Its Perks

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Telecommuter Travels

The point of telecommuting is that you don’t have to commute. You work where you live and live where you work which is, for the most part, awfully convenient and comfortable. It certainly does save on gas expense and vehicle maintenance, not to mention the wear and tear on your brain having to navigate busy highways full of other commuters.If you’re telecommuter, working at home sometimes brings with it some… >>Continue reading Telecommuter Travels

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