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Is it possible to work from home and get paid decent salary? I mean as long as I am present in front of my computer from 8:00 to 5:00 . Isn't that what work is about?
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Id like a job that at least pays decent. I cant even afford a car
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DarkKRasil wrote:

Id like a job that at least pays decent. I cant even afford a car


Try Craigslist
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Most businesses prefer you to be sitting in your real home: your 2 x 2 x 2 cubical. They even let you go every couple hours to pretend to eat while you weep bitterly in the toilet.
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gornotck wrote:

Most businesses prefer you to be sitting in your real home: your 2 x 2 x 2 cubical. They even let you go every couple hours to pretend to eat while you weep bitterly in the toilet.


Well, all you need is a phone, Internet, Skype, VNC, and you can work in a 5 x 5 x 5 home cubical :O.

P.S I call it, homework
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My wife was a storyboard artist for a major studio, and was good enough and dependable enough so that she could make working from home a condition of employment during those years when our kids were small. It was hard work though. Unlike in-house artists she could never miss a deadline, no matter how impossible, because they'd claim she was slacking off at home. When the kids were old enough for school she went back to the office because it was frankly easier.

Also, the longer you're out of the office the more they forget about you. You won't get a promotion. And when layoffs happen you'll be the first because they don't have to see you cry.

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fredreload wrote:

Is it possible to work from home and get paid decent salary? I mean as long as I am present in front of my computer from 8:00 to 5:00


I have worked from home in various capacities for most of my adult life. Sometimes I had work hours, more often I didn't.

As a general rule, "working from home" has a very real monetary value, so you'll get paid less than you would if you actually went into the office. When I was writing code for a living, this was literally half the hourly. Working from home could get me about $27 an hour. Going into the office got me upwards of $50 an hour.

It's also harder to find a good job that lets you work from home. Expect it to take longer. When I was freelancing, it was surprising how many people wanted me to bring my computer to their office so they could watch me work. Eventually I started saying "no," but first I had to get enough clients that turning one down didn't create problems with paying the rent. The early stages are always like that.

These days, I'm a performance and success coach, so my "work" all happens over Skype. I spend maybe three hours a month on actual calls, and another five or six responding to inquiries. But it took over twenty years to get here.
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I think that depends on the type of work you do the same as if you worked at the office. I have a niece who worked for a company at their site but got pregnant. Because she was having so many issues with her pregnancy her company equipped her home so she could work from their. Her daughter is now 12 years old and she is still working from home.

I tell this story to give an example of someone who actually has a job and works from home, I think most people who work from home are contract workers , and the job is not long term and offers no benefits.

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Freelance computer programmer or designer.
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I work at home 2 times a week (could do more, but I don't want to push it). Saves me the stress from being stuck in traffic. Depends on your position and company.
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My company has given me the tools to work flexibly and I can work from home on occasion. However, they expect me to put in a lot of unpaid overtime by working at home in the evenings and also work from cheap hotel rooms whenever they send me to another part of the country.

The pay and other benefits are above average but not something you would want if you have a family or social life.
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I can work at both with my job but sometimes I just need to be in the office to perform some testing.
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My boyfriend, the lucky son of a B-word
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I get to work from home on days I need to handle stuff around the house or feel a little sick. So long as I work my normal hours and get work done, they have no problem.
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