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Telecommuting

What does it take to be a telecommuter, beyond finding a telecommuting job? Actually, most successful, full-time telecommuters start by turning their office jobs into work-from-home positions. But particularly when there are children in the home, employer, telecommuter and family need to set clear ground rules right from the start.
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How to Turn Your Current Job into a Telecommuting Job
Convince your boss to let you telecommute. After all, your current job is the place to start when looking for a work-at-home job.

The Logistics of Part-Time Telecommuting
Getting set up as a part-time telecommuter is no simple task. Read here about how to plan your commute when you telecommute part-time in your full-time job.

Benefits of Telecommuting for Employers

Telecommuter Tales: How to Annoy a Telecommuter

Being able to communicate well by phone or email is an important trait for the effective telecommuter. But communication is a two-way street. Could your office co-workers use a few pointers on how to communicate with a telecommuter? Here are a few telecommuter pet peeves. If you have more, add them at the end.

Telework Improvements Act of 2010
The Telework Improvements Act of 2010 would allow federal employees whose jobs can be done remotely to work at home two days in every two weeks. It would require agencies to provide support for telecommuting employees.

How to Deal With Requests for Favors During the Day
How to Deal With Requests for Favors During the Day When You Work at Home

Dos and Don’ts of a Telework Proposal
To get your boss to let you telecommute, you'll need a convincing proposals. Read these dos and don'ts before you draft yours.

Working from Home in Power or Internet Outage
When you work at home, a power or Internet outage can be more than just inconvenient; it can be money out of your pocket. So formulate a back-up plan now for that inevitable power and Internet outage, and you’ll thank yourself later. Of course, a power outage and an Internet outage are different things. But they often occur simultaneously, and...

The Part-Time Telecommuter's Checklist
Part-time telecommuters, get organized! This checklist will help you ensure that never leave needed items at the office.

Good Phone Etiquette in the Home Office
Good phone etiquette is essential in any business setting. These phone etiquette tips will improve your professional image from your home office or anywhere.

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work from Home
If you want to work from home there are a few things you need to know and do before you can attempt to try to build a good case that your employer should allow you to work from home.

Telecommuter and Independent Contractor?
Work-at-home moms could be telecommuting employees or independent contractors. Each has it's own benefits and drawbacks. But the differences between the two can effect child care arrangements.

About Financial Telecommuting Jobs

Telecommuting on the Rise
As gas prices rise, so does interest in telecommuting, explains Randy Duermyer, About.com's Guide to Home Business. He sets out some oif the basics of making telecommuting work.

Request a Work Schedule Change with a Flexibility Proposal Memo
Terri Mauro, About.com's Guide to Special Needs Children, offers an exerpt from More Than a Mom: Living a Full and Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs by Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett. Though meant for families with special needs children, this proposal could be modified to work for all families seeking more flexiblity.

Work-at-Home Business and Telecommute Insurance Options
Most homeowners insurance policies offer only limited coverage for home offices and home-business liability. Bobbie Sage, About.com's Guide to Personal Insurance, explores this issue in regard to both telecomuters and business owners.

Family Medical Leave Act
If you are a telecommuting employee, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows you to take a leave from work for certain family events like the birth of a child. Susan Nathan, About.com's Guide to Employee Benefits, explains the details of this 1993 law.

Homeshoring Definition
The word "homeshoring" made its way into the lexicon sometime in the mid 2000s. What does homeshoring mean? And what might homeshoring mean for the future of working at home?

What Is an Independent Contractor?
The term independent contractor has specific tax implications with the IRS.

Truly Telecommute Friendly Companies
"Telecommute friendly" is a label that gets overused. After all, anyone can pin that label on a company that has a telecommuting policy. These major corporations have a proven track record when it comes to allowing--or really encouraging--telecommuting.

Work Options Flex Time Tools & Tactics
Tools, resources and articles designed to help you get you a flexible schedule, whether it's telecommuting, a compressed work week or part-time work.

The Telework Coalition
This non-profit's vision is to take a more proactive than reactive approach towards promoting telework and telecommuting and fill the void left by other telework advocacy groups.

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