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    noticed several posters either work at home or have spouses that do
    did you negotiate with your bosses to work from home, or the job lends itself to working at home, or do you have your own business?



    wish my husband could negotiate one or two days home but they have too many meetings now, the place has changed
    Last edited by amy40; 01-24-2017, 02:46 PM. Reason: reply to dream

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    I work from home but it is something I was able to negotiate after many years of experience. Although my company did not want to hire somebody who couldn't be in the office, I just sold myself as worth it to them. After getting the job, I made sure that my not being in the office didn't impact my work or the ability for others to work with me. Working from home is something that you have to work for. It is very unlikely when you are at the earlier part of your career.
    Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose - Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster (sung by Janis Joplin)

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    • #3
      I am a published writer and do all my writing at home, obviously. I still have a part-time office job but writing is my passion. It does take discipline but is worth the effort.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Popcorn&Candy View Post
        I am a published writer and do all my writing at home, obviously.
        What have you had published? Articles in magazines, journals? If books.....ebook, or paperback?
        Do you have a writer website and go to events to sell your books?

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        • #5
          Well, I write poetry and have my work published on a popular website PoemHunter.com. I have had a number of poems put into print by United Press. I have two books available on Amazon. They are "Autumn Rain: Stories For The Broken Hearted" and "The Escape Collection: A Selection Of Short Stories". This IS NOT SPAM however. People do seem to enjoy reading my work, which is wonderful. Anyhow, that's my plug! LOL.

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          • #6
            good for you, popcorn & candy!
            like writing poetry, too

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Popcorn&Candy View Post
              Well, I write poetry and have my work published on a popular website PoemHunter.com. I have had a number of poems put into print by United Press. I have two books available on Amazon. They are "Autumn Rain: Stories For The Broken Hearted" and "The Escape Collection: A Selection Of Short Stories". This IS NOT SPAM however. People do seem to enjoy reading my work, which is wonderful. Anyhow, that's my plug! LOL.
              That's really awesome. I've always thought about doing something like that but never thought mine would be good enough to get published. I haven't written in so long, though .

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              • #8
                I started as a home-based writer, worked full-time in a company for 3 years, and am back now to a business that I run from home. Going to the office is easier. You meet people, you turn off the work when you step out, there are definite breaks, you dress, you feel you deserve the weekend.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Reya S View Post
                  I started as a home-based writer, worked full-time in a company for 3 years, and am back now to a business that I run from home..
                  Reya
                  are you back to writing or editing or something new?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by amy40 View Post

                    Reya
                    are you back to writing or editing or something new?
                    Writing and editing still take the lion's share of my time but I have a bigger purpose now. Helping infertility patients.

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                    • #11
                      In my opinion working at home is fine as long as you have another thing going on in your life - I couldn't imagine sitting at home all day and just clicking the keyboard buttons. But I guess if you are a freelancer and get some side-jobs it would suit me just fine. I remember my boyfriend had this copywriting thing in addition to his regular job and it was really nice. All he had to do was to write several pages (like twenty). If you don't mind writing and have some spare time that could be just for you.

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                      • #12
                        The way it worked for me was that I registered in a work at home job portal called Upwork and then, from their, clients would inquire and invite me for interviews. Hope this helps! Also, it really is a great way to sort of get distracted from feeling depressed and stuff...

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                        • #13
                          I work as freelancer now. When I found this work it was on site alphapost (they post there ads and offers about work). So I found it as a part-time but later I start to make good progress and my boss offered me to make it full-time. So now it is sometimes five someties eight hours. Money is not bad too. But the best bonus is I am at home with my family.
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                          • #14
                            I am a student of BBA (department of management).Some days ago, I still have a part time job.But ,Now i went to work as freelancer.

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