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Old 12-31-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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Hello -

Are there any legit work at home jobs? I've read about a lot of scams and it's hard to believe which is real.

Thanks!

- CwittleZ
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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No, work at home jobs are not legit.

There are a few positions that allow virtual work, which often means that you are permitted to work out of your home as your office. They're hard to get and nearly impossible to find in Montana. (The places that have these usually are located in cities where the companies are required to support alternative transportation, which means carpooling, vanpool, bus, or not commuting at all). None of these legimete jobs advertise them as work at home jobs.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Originally Posted by CwittleZ View Post
Hello -

Are there any legit work at home jobs?


Absolutely.


Here's some places you can go to look for legitimate work-at-home positions:


Working Solutions
LiveOps
ACD Direct


....just for starters.




And here's two forums that you can go to for legitimate WAH job listings and advice:



Work Place Like Home
Work At Home Mothers (WAHM.com)





Here's hoping that everything works out for you!
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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I did work for google for a while from home in between other work, so there are legitimate opportunities out there.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:40 PM
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My husband works at home for a national company. It was not his idea. It saves office space for them. His work is on the phone and computer, so a commercial office is not necessary. This seems to be a trend. He keeps regular hours and has to be on the job for those hours. He has to sign out for breaks and dinner.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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I remember a recent article IBM has made a lot of people work from home. IBM says it has saved them a fortune in real estate costs among other things.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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A lot of companies are supporting telecommuting. It can save a lot of money for the company in terms of office space and saves money for the employee in terms of clothes and commuting costs. A sweat suit from Walmart is a lot cheaper than a suit from Brooks Brothers.
I think you'll see more of it as times get tougher. Companies may cut wages but offset the cost to employees by letting them work from home.
And companies can as easily outsource customer support to someone who's at home as they can to a call center in India.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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There is a lot more work being done at home and yes it’s very illegitimate. Sorry to say but there are many reports of women, both married and single entering the world’s oldest profession. People are doing why ever they can to say afloat and it is quite sad and scary. This sort of thing is not new. It happened during the Great Depression and in Japan in the early 1990’s.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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Maybe the OP was referring to the array of home based businesses for sale that claim to offer high incomes. There are many businesses today that offer their employees the opportunity to work from home including some of the big consulting companies.

A lot of CPA's work out of their homes as well doing accounting and tax work.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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Consultants often work in home. In fact, we use consultants that not only have never worked in our building but who have never met us. We go by references, communication and results.
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