Looking for a little career advice… Could really use your opinions!

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: What would you do in my scenario?
    Take the job- proceed with caution : (10 votes)
    45 %
    Don't take the job : (1 votes)
    5 %
    This is part of life with the advent of the internet and working from home- you're overanalyzing : (8 votes)
    36 %
    Take the job, nothing to worry about : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    @DuckEBee:  I think because it is still new that we are still kind of weirded out by the whole at home office thing. You have met your boss in person? How did you hear about the position? Have you looked up the company (have they been around for a while?). If you have looked at those things I think you should be okay. Are there others who will be there, too? Either way, proceed with caution and keep your senses about you 🙂 Don’t blame your dad for looking out for you!

    Post # 6
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    42549 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @DuckEBee:  I have flagged your post to request that the mods move your post.

    Post # 8
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    @DuckEBee:  Sounds pretty sound to me – just be cautious, like with anything else when you are meeting someone new.

    Post # 9
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    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think you’ll be fine. I would suggest letting your dad stay at the car with you just to be safe. There’s no reason to be embarrassed by that and if the manager asks you about it – just say you put your safety first and that no offense was to be made, you just can’t be too careful with home visits. He shouldn’t take that as a negative sign, just that you’re careful – and he should understand it’s a little sketch to ask new hires to his home..

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @DuckEBee:  My cousin is the “media maven” for a restaurant group and she handles their websites, FB sites, and Twitter accounts for 4 restaurants and a bar.  She has a meeting with the CEO every morning at her home, and there is an office set up there for major print jobs, brainstorming meetings, etc.  She was weirded out by it at first, but now it makes sense.  It’s easy for the boss, and you don’t have to worry about finding a quiet space at any of the businesses.

    Hope that helps!

    Post # 13
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My husband is a writer/bogger, etc and he works from home too. He’s a frelancer though so he has a ton of clients and I’d say easily 90% of his meetings are at a client’s house. I know he’s a guy, so it’s different, but really, I think it’s pretty common nowadays, and unless the dude seems sketchy himself, I wouldn’t worry too much.

    Post # 15
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    No problem. See how you feel when you meet him.

    PS, Congrats on the new gig, and good luck Friday! 🙂

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