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Work from Home

To conduct business from one's residence as opposed to an office. Some employees may work from home on a temporary or project basis; for example, one may work from home on a weekend when the office is closed. However, others, notably the self-employed, work from home regularly because they do not have offices. The advent of home computers and the Internet have made working from home easier.
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Work at home opportunities are ideal for college students, seniors and just about anybody in between.
Caroline Smith, 24, from Barmston, Washington, jumped at the opportunity to work at home so that she can spend time with her four-month-old baby Katie instead of commuting to the office in Jarrow every day.
Unpaid" workers did not necessarily get nothing for the work they did at home; many are paid for their work at home through their regular salary, although they are not paid specifically for the home-based portion of their work.
At Sun Microsystems, for instance, 440 employees work at home, sending their work to the office through high-speed Pacific Bell ISDN phone lines.
Many enthusiastic applicants welcome the chance to work at home in jobs such as insurance claims specialist, computer programmer, and data-entry specialist.
Mondays and Fridays were the most popular days to work at home for those who work both at home and at another location.
Teachers topped the list, with about 60 percent of college and university teachers and 52 percent of other teachers doing work at home.
It seems to me that anyone who can work at home, regardless of occupation, should be encouraged.
A certain proportion, particularly men, work at home because there are tremendous cost savings," says Edwards, who has co-authored several self-employment books, including Working From Home and The Best Home Businesses for the '90s.
An estimated 39 million Americans do some work at home now, including 13 million who run home-based businesses.
For example, as the practice grows and with office space at a premium, Keenan anticipates that some staff responsible for billing and bookkeeping might be able to work at home.