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Old 12-07-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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Is there a certain type of job most people do from home? I hear a lot of people talking about working from home. I would love to work from home, but I don't know how.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:06 AM
 
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Is there a certain type of job most people do from home? I hear a lot of people talking about working from home. I would love to work from home, but I don't know how.
Haha those of us who have worked from home in the past try to avoid it like the plague.

My boss recently asked me if I wanna work from home the bext few months instead of driving through snow to come into the office. I flat out said absolutely not.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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There are many jobs that you can work from home. Check Indeed.com and see if anything suits your needs.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:46 PM
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Location: Cary, NC
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Is there a certain type of job most people do from home? I hear a lot of people talking about working from home. I would love to work from home, but I don't know how.
I replied in the other thread.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:47 AM
 
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I tried working from home once, but it didn't work too well.

On a typical day when I was supposed to be working, I'd get up, have breakfast, and then look at the Internet until noon. I'd tell myself I'd start working "right after lunch." Right after lunch came and I just couldn't get into it, so I'd tell myself I'd work "tonight." When tonight came, I'd usually end up putting everything off until the next day. In short, I had a hard time actually doing any work at home.

I finally decided it was much easier just to put on some clothes and drive over to the office. I could be there in 10 minutes and once there, I could work, no problem.
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Old 12-08-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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I tried working from home once, but it didn't work too well.

On a typical day when I was supposed to be working, I'd get up, have breakfast, and then look at the Internet until noon. I'd tell myself I'd start working "right after lunch." Right after lunch came and I just couldn't get into it, so I'd tell myself I'd work "tonight." When tonight came, I'd usually end up putting everything off until the next day. In short, I had a hard time actually doing any work at home.

I finally decided it was much easier just to put on some clothes and drive over to the office. I could be there in 10 minutes and once there, I could work, no problem.
Facing this same issue. On my 5th month working remotely. Love working in my pj's or sweats and being able to make a quick run when I need to. However, having a hard time sticking with a consistent schedule. Finding myself on the computer at all times of the night. Think I would be more productive in an office environment with a consistent 8 hour schedule.


Just do a search for remote or telecommute positions. They are out there. Inbox me with your job title if you want a lead. I
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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Software development has a lot of flexibility here. Ability to work go either full time remote or work in an office and work from home a few days a week. Which is what I like. Would not want to be full time remote. But 2-3 days a week is nice.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:59 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I work from a home office, in technology sales. Lots of conference calls, emails, presentations via Webex (all done from home), then travel to client sites.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I do all of my office work/report writing from home although I do go out on the road to inspect houses which provides some variety. After 23 years, I think the best way is to have a completely separate office to work in. I live in a 3 story townhouse and my office is in the bonus room downstairs. Other than the occasional bathroom break, I NEVER go upstairs during the workday. It just takes discipline. Unfortunately, I do find myself sneaking down to the office "after work" to get a start on tomorrow or check emails. I always tell people, "I never go to work, but I'm ALWAYS at work". That part takes discipline too.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I am a manager in an office, and work from home as needed, such as having an appointment in the middle of the day close to home, or on a rare snow day. My staff can do the same, some with scheduled weekly telecommute days. In out IT department, about 1/4 of the workers are telecommuting daily except for when there is a meeting. Where I worked before, the customer service people (utility) that answer the phones are all telecommuting, with software on their company-installed phones that tracks their activity. In all cases that I am aware of, the job became home based only after the person had passed probation and proven themselves proficient and reliable.
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