Anyone work at home ?
This is a discussion on Anyone work at home ? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I would like to try to break into this field of work if at all possible.
I have alot of sales and customer service experience ...
December 11th, 2008 10:11 AM
December 11th, 2008 10:11 AM
December 11th, 2008 11:47 AM
I have, but I am a computer programmer so I don't think it would help you
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December 11th, 2008 12:12 PM
I am a IT guy myself. So I do telecomute from home. There are people in my company that are not IT and strictly work from home, they are customer service types, but they only get paid around $10 per hour.
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December 11th, 2008 12:15 PM
anything helps...you see, I am unemployed.
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December 11th, 2008 01:05 PM
I worked from home as a regional manager for a large telecom company for 4 years, live in SE CT, and the boss was in Marietta, GA. Anyhow, it isn't all it is cracked up to be. I would spend about 1,000 miles a week behind the wheel, and then get home and have a couple of hours of work to do on the computer. On days that I didn't have to travel, I would spend all day on conference calls, e-mail, updating job status on the computer, and basically be busy from 7 AM till 6 PM, then the wife would get home and complain that I didn't do any laundry.
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December 11th, 2008 01:27 PM
I work from home, but also travel a lot. One recommendation: I would not want to be the only guy in the company working from home. It only works well if everybody in your company / department works from home. Some companies allow for a mix. One or two days a week from home, the rest at the office.
Also make sure your boss knows what you are doing and that you are actually working. It is harder to get that point across if you are not sitting in clear view of the boss at a desk :-)
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December 11th, 2008 05:37 PM
Most tech type places do. I know someone at vmware that does too. A lot of their sales engineers work from home. edit: but they also travel...A LOT.
Originally Posted by artz
I'm an engineer for a company in NoVa and even though I only live 50 miles or so from the office I can work 3 days or so a week from home. Supposedly in the near future it's gonig to be permanent as they try to cut costs.
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December 11th, 2008 06:08 PM
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December 11th, 2008 06:56 PM
I'm and IT guy too and have worked from home in the past....... I worked for Cisco in tech support for VOIP networks, and at first I liked it......
But after a while, it was not so great....especially in IT when you are on call a lot and there were times when my job and my home could not be separated. It became quite intrusive ......getting woke up at 3am every night for a 4 hour troubleshoot session on some POS switch or router was no fun.....
Now with that said, the problem was not working at home it was the type of job it was...... If I could have worked from home and made my own hours, the job would have been great. Because then you could turn it on/off when you chose to and that would allow you to keep work and home a separate thing.
December 11th, 2008 07:36 PM
I work from home at least 3 days a week. Personally I love it. I manage data, which is much better than managing people. My company doesn't normally allow this because they've had problems in the past. But my manager needed someone to watch things earlier than the office opened and it was discussed during my interview. It's the main reason I chose this job.
At first we started slow, but once my boss got to see how I worked from home I think he prefers I stay home. On Monday the roads were slick and I got in 10 minutes late because of traffic. My boss told me that I should have stayed home, and in the future not to bother coming in when the roads are bad.
Anyway, my advice would be to look more at online job postings than in the newspaper. It's harder to find a non-traditional job in the paper. Look for computer related jobs. They are the ones that you'll have the best shot at getting to work from home. If you try a customer service type job, you'll need a nice quiet place to work from away from the kids. Working from a computer they can't hear the kids or TV in the background.
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December 11th, 2008 10:23 PM
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