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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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As reported in the 'Quarterly Journal of Economics,' instead of slacking off and wasting company resources, the work-at-home employees boosted company profits, to the tune of almost $2000 per employee.
Lehi, UT, May 20, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has released a new video that highlights how to spot a legitimate home-based employment opportunity among the many work-at-home scams in the job market.
(2013),"How Marissa Mayer Figured Out Work-At-Home Yahoos Were Slacking Off", Business Insider (2Mar),Viewed on 2 October 2014 (http:// www.businessinsider.in/How-Marissa-Mayer-Figured-Out-Work-At-Home-Yahoos-Were-Slacking-Off/articleshow/ 21299145.cms)
WORK AT HOME NOW: THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO FINDING YOUR PERFECT HOME-BASED JOB, AVOIDING SCAMS, AND MAKING A GREAT LIVING offers the ultimate guide to finding the work-at-home project desired.
Perhaps one of the reasons the work-at-home model is succeeding so well is that it offers benefits to both employer and employee and, done properly, presents no downside.
Q I was ripped off by a work-at-home business, but when I tried to return the package, it was refused.
The reasons for these requests vary, but here is some information about the work-at-home concept.
"Our Voice over IP Remote Office solution allows our customers to offer more flexibility to their employees, giving them a greater pool of resources, such as work-at-home parents, or people who live too far away from the office to commute daily," said Alex Pierson, voice and Voice over IP general manager, Nortel Networks.
When the letter hit the front pages, reports The Washington Post, "A number of companies immediately put on hold plans to expand telecommuting privileges to employees." The National Law Journal reported that FINOVA, a financial firm that had made a list of the nation's best employers, intended to reassess its work-at-home program in light of the OSHA directive.
During the later part of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century, however, railroads eroded the work-at-home lifestyle by making it easier for people to commute to their place of employment.
Telecommuting, work-at-home and hoteling participation rates are expected to increase by over 30 percent over the next five years.