Post # 1
I need some help ……
I have a varied resume that includes work in different office environments and retail work.
I’ve been through the wringer with jobs over the last 2 years (looooong story) and now find myself needing to start the job search AGAIN.
The problem is, I have anxiety and it’s gotten to a point where it’s so bad I can barely focus on my work. I am easily distracted in the office and by other people and the constant scrutiny and monthly reviews.
I need a laid-back job where I can be on my own and focus. I also need a flexible schedule as I am going to begin weekly sessions with a therapist and psychiatrist.
Does anyone know of any LEGIT companies where I can work from home? I think that might be a good option for me right now but I know there are a lot of scams out there.
(and no, disability is not an option for me. we are struggling to make ends meet with my current salary – including bonus – and things would be awful if I had to take a leave or go on disability).
Post # 3
I telecommute for a major software company and I have to be honest: if you have a hard time focusing in an office setting, being home and unsupervised will only make it worse, not better. There are so many more distractions at home than in any office. You may be better off looking for a way to be your own boss (etsy/ebay/amazon seller) or something that pays per task like medical insurance billing than a work-from-home job for a traditional company or role. DH walking or pet sitting through a service where you can have multiple clients can be quite flexible and very lucrative as well (the walkers for the service I use regularly make $700+ a week but they’ll walk for sometimes 12 clients a day). As a telecommuter, you do have more flexibility in your schedule but there is also a much higher expectation of discipline and productivity than when you’re in an office and the boss can just look over and see what you’re doing.
Post # 4
@Stace126: I work from home as a college instructor. What education do you have?
Post # 5
@Stace126: I’d try temp work if I were you. You still get a flexible schedule, but just when you start to get fed up and bored by a job you can switch. Working form home can sound tempting, but most people find it even more distracting and the ability to procrastinate goes even higher. The other bonus with temp work is that you generally won’t get the monthly review panic. If you’re really fed up and want a change/something different that’s what I’d try. If you do decide to go back to the regular workforce at some time you’ll have the ability to put that on your resume which looks really good.
Post # 6
http://www.workplacelikehome.com is the best for legit work from home stuff 🙂
hope this helps!
Post # 7
@aliavenue: +1 I do something similar teaching courses online (interestingly enough mental health related)
It’s a lot of work at first but it’s been very good; any skill or expertise that someone would pay to see videos of you teaching/doing something? Computer skills? Resume writing? Really anything. I taught courses at udemy.com before moving to a different format and make full time salary working for myself in my home with flexibility.