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Old 09-12-2016, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There are many careers catering to remote workers. All our GE sales and technical field reps had to go 'remote'.

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Publishing, medical, contract CAD and layout techs, call centers,


Do you want to travel with work, or do you want to work remote? ( from your home)
I am thinking WFH would be best so I could choose where I relocate to....

I am already working for a company who has let some workers go completely remote.
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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In the software development field we have work from wherever capability and a number of Indian coworkers. They will often take a vacation that involves flying back to India, then working from there for a month or so at a time. Easy to extend a vacation in such a way by inserting a remote working week into it.

Open to full time remote relocations as well. However, letting someone work remotely from well anywhere 3-6 months+ without it being considered a relocation gets tricky, haven't seen that. Tax implications and what not.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:24 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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....However, letting someone work remotely from well anywhere 3-6 months+ without it being considered a relocation gets tricky, haven't seen that. Tax implications and what not.
If in USA at least 188 days / yr, U can usually get by with a SD 'tax free' domicile if you don't stay too long in one place like CA!. Some states have a 'property ownership trigger' know the rules. Just don't get stuck in one location (unless it suits you / or is one of the 5 Income Tax free states.)
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:43 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I "know" two (FB Friends)

One does Medical Transcriptions, (More or less he fixes all the errors in the Voice to Text Systems). He get MP3 Files, and the Text Files, Fixes then and send them back, Get paid by the length of the transcript.

Second does ghost book writing, Editing, Book assistant. She work with people doing auto-biographies, Self-Publishing etc. she also does some travel articles for newspaper and magazines.

One thing both talk about is you have to plan time to work, when your are traveling, you need to carve out 8-10hr a day to work, Since well, you are working, You need to be able to get good/stable internet service. Both use a VPN for security, and to make it look like they are in the US/UK.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I "know" two (FB Friends)

One does Medical Transcriptions, (More or less he fixes all the errors in the Voice to Text Systems). He get MP3 Files, and the Text Files, Fixes then and send them back, Get paid by the length of the transcript.

Second does ghost book writing, Editing, Book assistant. She work with people doing auto-biographies, Self-Publishing etc. she also does some travel articles for newspaper and magazines.

One thing both talk about is you have to plan time to work, when your are traveling, you need to carve out 8-10hr a day to work, Since well, you are working, You need to be able to get good/stable internet service. Both use a VPN for security, and to make it look like they are in the US/UK.
Interesting.


As far as planning time to work, I can see how this has the potential to be difficult. You have to create your own structure. I work from home on Tuesdays so I kinda know how that goes.


As mentioned before, I'm currently employed full time already. So I do actually work through a VPN already. The difficulty is in deciding which route to try to take:


(a)-Move back to the South (this could potentially be an easier "sell" to my employer, as I could state I'm moving back home to be close to family). I do know once colleague that moved recently as her husband had gotten a new job. Another employer was hired to work out of state and they didn't request she relocate to our office due to her having a child. So they 'seem' to be a little more flexible if the reason involves family.


(b)-Move to another country like Mexico or somewhere else outside the US. The draw to Mexico is the time zone would be the same. Otherwise I'd be in Spain somewhere but I really can't find a reason for them to send me there as we already have an employee on my Team based there who covers that region. (Interesting enough, I cover the region of Asia and Pacific so......yeah. But that could change at any point whenever the project ends/I take on new ones, etc.) Major drawback to somewhere like Mexico is I'd probably be 'seen' as wanting to just 'vacation permanently' when I really just want to be in a warmer climate, prettier environment and most of all....a place with cheaper housing.


Of course I guess there is always the Option C of trying to find a new job altogether that is totally remote. But I don't work in the tech industry and not sure how easy that will be. Plus I was trying to stay at my current company long term for the pension and because it's actually a good company (I'm in my late 30s and tired or switching around with employers).
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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In the software development field we have work from wherever capability and a number of Indian coworkers. They will often take a vacation that involves flying back to India, then working from there for a month or so at a time. Easy to extend a vacation in such a way by inserting a remote working week into it.

Open to full time remote relocations as well. However, letting someone work remotely from well anywhere 3-6 months+ without it being considered a relocation gets tricky, haven't seen that. Tax implications and what not.
At my job I know of one or two people who have done this (I do not work in the IT field though).


I'm sure there are a few more that have done this that I am not aware of.


If someone is working remotely for 3-6 months why would it be considered a relocation if, well, it's only for 3-6 months and the person doing it is not changing their permanent address to that location?


Well, let me ask this:


If I have a permanent address in Birmingham could I not spend 6 months in Rio, 4 months in Cancun, 2 months in Belize if I wanted? (Assuming I'm returning home to AL between each trip?) Would doing this have any sort to tax/legal implications for a US based employer?
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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If I have a permanent address in Birmingham could I not spend 6 months in Rio, 4 months in Cancun, 2 months in Belize if I wanted? (Assuming I'm returning home to AL between each trip?) Would doing this have any sort to tax/legal implications for a US based employer?
International taxation is a whole other beast which varies by country I believe. But regarding domestic travel, the state in which you do work (in this case wherever you are traveling for those months) would claim income tax for that work. You may attempt to do this on the DL but technically you should be filing many tax returns come April.
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