(Closed) Work from Home Bees???

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 16
Member
10 posts
Newbee

lilredcat:  I currently work from home as a content manager. Not exactly a copywriting position, but before this I worked from home as a managing editor. I LOVE Flexjobs.com. You have to pay a monthly membership fee, but if you google 50% off coupons for them, they’re easy to find and it’s totally worth it. I have found jobs through them and from Indeed.com. WeWorkRemotely.com has jobs sometimes, but they’re less frequent.

If you just go to the advanced search on either Indeed or LinkedIn and type in either “remote” or “telecommute” in the keywords tab and then in the ‘job title’ tab, put in things like, “writer,” “copywriter,” “editor,” etc., you should be able to find what you’re looking for! 

Post # 17
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2108 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I work for a third party administrator in health insurance. Many of the positions my company offers offer work from home positions. I could technically work from home full time, but actually choose to work part time in the office and part time from home. It helps me to get out of the house, and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on things that may be going on in the office. Salary will obviously vary based on the position. That ability is one of the things I consider to be a major benefit of my company. Ultimately I think you just have to keep looking until you find what you are looking for. Some companies offer the opportunity, but require that you work i the office for a certian amount of time. Hope you find something that works for you soon. 

Post # 18
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I work from home, however I always tell people- I work a “typical” job- 8-5; Monday- Friday, my office just happens to be in my home. I’m A headhunter and my whole company works remotely. It definitely takes discipline. I go in my office and don’t really leave my desk (aside from a lunch or to let the dog out) until 5-6. We have secretaries that also work remotely that transfer us calls all day. So it’s not a work from home job in the sense of you work whenever you want. You work a set schedule. It is definetely harder to “turn off”. I absolutely work well over 40 hrs per week, but I would be spending time commutting, getting ready, Etc. If I were In a traditional office. I wouldn’t change it.

pros- small company, flexible to a point. If I have an appointment during day I can go to it and work extra later. I can start a crockpot meal mid day, walk my dog at lunch, not put on makeup or dress in business attire everyday. The toilet is 5 steps from my office. Lol I’m always home when my hubby gets home from work. 

cons- less social interaction. However, I’m talking to people all day and all my colleagues also work from home and we are close and BS during the day via phone and online chat. its easy to get fat. You never realize how much you walk – even in an office job- until you work from home. I’m lucky if I take 1500 steps a day unless I make it a point to get out. I feel like I never leave my house. (My fault). It’s much harder to “leave work at work.” 

Post # 19
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1244 posts
Bumble bee

stressedinagoodway:  Sorry for the super late reply! I just saw this! Thank you for the suggestions.

Post # 20
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333 posts
Helper bee

No it is not a dream, My husband is a senior software engineer, he makes six digits. He has healthcare for both of us. he has one month of paid leave vacation each year too. He is at home all day but he works all day. He has meeting over skype. He dose have master in computer science is getting phd soon. It is not a rare job position in software engineering. However he would make 2x the amount if he went into the office. 

Sometimes working at home is not as amazing as you would think. He works sometimes on saturdays and sundays to meet deadlines. There are calls at 9 sometimes he works event ill 10. There are no boundaries, you can’t leave your work once you leave the office. 

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