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I work from home and have for almost 5 years. When I took the job I told
the people at HQ (in NYC) that I lived in Vermont and would work from the
NYC office for a few months then transition to WFH. It went smoothly and I
was able to get "in" with my development teams and the techcomm group.
In previous positions I worked from home extensively as well, so I'm not a
In these days of hangouts, WebEx, etc., I like to say that I can get
anything done from my home office that I can in the 'real' office except go
over and see if so-and-so is at their desk ... but if it's really
necessary, I can get someone to do that for me - or point their webcam in
the right direction.
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 4:53 PM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> 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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