Post # 1
I am coming closer to the wedding, and closer to a time where I know I will start a family. That is why I am lookng into opportunities to be home for my children more often, or to not be so tired when I get home.
I know that is like a pipe dream, but it’s possible. My job is very demanding physically and it is long and gruelling. I am often wondering what I had gotten myself into, and am looking at different options.
Anyway, LADIES, what do you do if you work in an office or at home? Or do you know of anyone who does?
Post # 3
what kind of work do you do? can you move into an office position eventually?
Post # 4
I work in insurance and it’s basically a 9-5 office job with some marketing. I can work from home if I need to, but if I had kids I would need to provide proof of childcare.
Post # 5
I work in an office. I happen to be lucky enough to work mother’s hours and am able to bring my daughter to the office when needed (snow days, school vaca etc).
Post # 6
I work from home, however if a person who works from my company “works from home” telecommutes if you have children you either A. have to have another adult there to look after said children or B. have child care available. The kids can not be home alone with just you because you are to actually working and not taking care of the children. Just like you are in a office.
I do know of a couple people who tried to get away with having their kids home with them and got caught. They were discliplined and had to go back to the office setting.
Post # 7
I work for an online university as a student advisor. All of my academic advising is done by email, phone and instant message. I work from home two days a week now that I have been with my company for a year.
My SIL works for the US Patent Office as a patent examiner and after 2 years she will be able to work from home full time from any location she chooses.
Post # 8
I work from home for a major bank that employs 330k poeple of which 23k+ are full time associates without offices.
I suppose I would be considered a “business analyst” or “middle management”.
Post # 9
I work from home and have for the past couple years. We have an office in the area, but the traffic is horrible here, and therefore I lose 2 hours a day in the car, whereas, I can get straight to work when I wake up. I’m in market research.
The upside: the flexibility is nice, can work in pj’s if I feel like it, don’t have to deal with traffic or spend the $ in gas. We got a puppy last year and he didn’t have to be crated as much and training was far easier with me at home.
The downside: I miss the office setting (the people), I miss a reason for doing my hair and makeup (lol!), I sometimes get distracted by all the things I need to get done around the house (I’ll do a load of laundry, wash dishes, etc.), I end up working more hours from home than I would in the office, my dog can be noisy when I am on client calls and it’s completely out of the blue (completely unprofessional).
My job doesn’t require any type of proof of childcare, but I think it would be next to impossible to have a baby at home when I am trying to work. Far too much distraction and I need to be available for clients at the drop of a hat.
Post # 10
I’m a paralegal for a small legal firm. Its 40 hours a week, Mon-Fri, 9-5. I’m in my own office the whole day with little disructions. No overtime, but we do get bonuses if we’ve done well for the week. Its stable, and I never ever have to bring work home with me. That’s not the case for ALL paralegals in the field, but I’m thankful for the position I have.
Post # 11
my mom has always worked at home! Merchandising