Re: Job Search recommendations

Subject: Re: Job Search recommendations
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "Caruso, Margaret" <Margaret -dot- Caruso -at- nexteraenergy -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:53:17 -0800

Hi, I am looking for a technical writing position that would allow me to work from home. Does anybody have any suggestions on where I should look for this kind of work?

Fewer and fewer companies seem amenable to it. Although I always do only remote work (well, if a location is "relatively reasonable", so that it's under 2 hours door-to-door, I will agree to once a week onsite), I've never taken a job that initially listed remote work as a possibility. But what I have done is convince a few clients that onsite isn't necessary in their circumstances. You've got to talk a good game, touting the benefits to them (they don't care at all that you/I want to work from home).

Possibilities: you won't need to pay me while I'm in wait-for-info-mode; you save money because you don't need to provide me a desk/phone/etc.; your dev team, with whom you said I'd be working very closely, is in Japan/China/India, so it doesn't matter whether I'm e-communicating with them from your office desk or my home office.

Maybe other people will have more focused/targeted places that list remote work possibilities (I hope so!), but I've never found more than a very few postings that start out as allowing remote work, and those few have been unreasonable in other ways (ridiculously low pay, 24/7 availability, etc.).

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