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Stay-at-home moms turning into WAHMsupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 13:33:00

In my pre-kid life, I never imagined that someday I'd be a stay-at-home mom -- hey, I didn't go to grad school to spend my days changing diapers. But when I held my first baby, Mathilda, I had a complete change of heart. As soon as we locked eyes, all those career and financial worries faded. They didn't disappear, but they certainly became secondary.

CNNMoney: Recent grads finding jobs - in their living roomsupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 05:18:00

Each morning 26-year old Octavia Silva gets up, showers, puts on her business clothes, does her make up, and then starts her workday as an administrative assistant -- from a table in her living room.

How to solve work-at-home ethical dilemmasupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 16:33:00

Do you work at home? If so, you've got a lot of company.

Government to expand 'unscheduled telework' when it snowsupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 15:29:00

Winter's chill is already being felt across much of the country and in Washington that brings back memories of last year's record snowfall and the five day near-government shutdown that came with it.

Fortune: Not commuting is driving me crazyupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 09:40:00

Dear Annie: I'm in an awkward situation that reminds me of Oscar Wilde's famous remark about the two tragedies in life. ("One is not getting what you want," he said, "and the other is getting it.")

Blogger joins forces with Michelle Obama on work balanceupdated: Sat Apr 03 2010 08:53:00

Heather Armstrong, the woman behind the popular blog Dooce, understands how important flexible working policies can be for employees and their families.

CNNMoney: A telecommuting pioneer's call center revolutionupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 12:52:00

When Jim Ball ran a traditional call center in Golden, Colo., in the late 1990s, employee turnover was rampant. Often, Ball was forced to hire just about anyone who walked in the door because few people were willing to commute to the call center and sit in a sterile cubicle for minimum wage.

CNNMoney: Job relocation ... to your living roomupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 12:08:00

Most job seekers say they're willing to do whatever it takes to find work in this economy. But are they willing to move 3,000 miles away?

Working in 'Wi-Fi' limboupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 07:35:00

If you ask Adrian Miller where she works, her answer may depend on where she happens to be standing.

Mobile office gadgetupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 07:35:00

A new projector phone that helps you take the office anywhere.

Ten things (OK, 9) I love about telecommutingupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 10:18:00

With gas prices inching their way back up and traffic in most metropolitan areas bottlenecking along any rush-hour route, it's a wonder that the majority of the modern office workforce doesn't telecommute.

How I got taken by a work-at-home scamupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 10:16:00

Thandi Zulu was single, pregnant and staying at a women's shelter in Houston, Texas, when she received a mysterious letter one day.

Five jobs that allow you to work at homeupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 10:11:00

Working from home is the new casual Friday. It's one of those perks that many employers have incorporated into their policies, but it's still not the norm and most everyone wishes it were.

CNNMoney: Google sues work-at-home scammersupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 19:13:00

Google filed a lawsuit against Pacific WebWorks and other unnamed defendants for allegedly using the company's name and colorful logo to promote fraudulent work-at-home money-making schemes.

Fortune: How to build a (strong) virtual teamupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 12:22:00

Leo Mendoza is a typical IBM sales rep. Based in Chicago, he starts his day with a 5:45 a.m. swim at a local health club, then usually hits the road by 7:15 to see clients in Milwaukee or Racine. A couple of days a week, he works from home. How often does he see his boss in person? Maybe once a month, maybe less.

Interning from your sofa becomes virtual realityupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:56:00

Technologies that let employees work remotely have given rise to a growing phenomenon -- virtual internships.

Six signs it's a job scamupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 08:57:00

"If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

Avoiding job scamsupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 08:57:00

Personal finance editor Gerri Willis offers tips on how to avoid job scams.

Clinton working from home after fallupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 14:34:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was working from home Thursday after fracturing her right elbow during a fall the day before, State Department officials said.

Companies plan for possible swine flu pandemicupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 20:54:00

Following the outbreaks of SARS and avian flu earlier this decade, Sprint Nextel has taken the threat of a global flu pandemic very seriously. And in 2005 the company created a special group within its Emergency Incident Management team to plan what to do in such an emergency.

Job searchers get help online, at fairs, at churchupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 09:33:00

Although most states saw the number of initial unemployment claims rise last week, 14 saw the number of filings drop, the government said Thursday.

Tax-time tips for at-home workersupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 14:51:00

It is at least 1,000 pages long. It costs $787 billion. And it's as thick as two telephone books.

Q&A: Green-collar jobs and work-at-home scamsupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 17:50:00

As a record number of Americans collect unemployment benefits, some U.S. economists predict that jobless claims are "nowhere near their peak."

CNNMoney: Work-at-home job scamsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 13:35:00

With the nation's unemployment rate at 7.6% and expectations for it to go even higher in this year, work-at-home Web sites which promise big money for little or no experience are extremely tempting in the best of times, but now more than ever, people are falling victims to work-at-home scams.

CNNMoney: Landing a part-time jobupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 13:34:00

There are over 11 and a half million people looking for jobs. And almost 8 million people have settled for a part-time job, simply because they couldn't find a full-time position.

CNNMoney: Underemployment insuranceupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 10:38:00

The unemployment rate is at 7.2% - that's a sixteen year high. And even some people who ARE working aren't in a job that matches their skills.

The greenest office: No office at all?updated: Sun Jan 18 2009 22:53:00

Why don't you tell your boss you are going to work from home this year, and it's not just for your sake, but for the sake of the environment.

Next phase of working at home: Leaving homeupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 12:27:00

More than a decade after the Internet allowed millions of people to work at home, the next phase of telecommuting involves, well, not working at home.

Parent trap: Walking the line between kids, workupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 11:30:00

I work full-time at home. I have a babysitter for Gus, 7, and Jeb, 5, so that, in theory, I have eight hours a day to write freelance articles and run our family's lavender farm.

Companies that will hire you to work at homeupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 11:30:00

In the last few years, working from home has gone from being a rarity to a reality.

What really happens when you 'work from home?'updated: Wed Jan 07 2009 11:29:00

Americans really like the idea of working from the comfort of home... a lot.

CNNMoney: Americans ditching the carupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 16:07:00

Americans drove 9.6 billion fewer miles in May compared with a year earlier, according to a report Monday from the Federal Highway Administration.

Fortune: Gas prices too high? Your employer might helpupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 15:56:00

How did you get to work today? The average U.S. commute is now about 30 miles and, with gas at a record $3.97 per gallon, that can hit employees' wallets pretty hard. (Oh, you've noticed?)

What working moms miss and wish forupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:55:00

If you're a mom who not only has beautiful children but also a job you love, plenty of people have probably said you "have it all."

How to retain talentupdated: Fri May 30 2008 04:19:00

In the current business climate, retaining talent is one of our key objectives. What things should we be focusing on in terms of organizational benefits?

Winning resume tips for telecommuter jobsupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 14:50:00

Jobseekers often ask me what the difference is between a "standard" resume and a telecommute resume. Here are the differences:

Companies that hire home-based workersupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 14:49:00

What's the worst part of your workday? Is it your job or all the work you do just getting to and from the office? Consider how much time you spend on packing your lunch, sitting in rush hour twice a day, deciding which grocery store is easiest to get to on the way home not to mention the money you spend on dry cleaning your clothes.

CNNMoney: How to start a college fundupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 11:58:00

I wanted to get college funds started for the kids this year. Should I invest in a 529 plan or a Roth IRA? I thought you could take money out of your Roth for education and not be penalized. - James, Kansas.

FSB: Office nomads unite in 'coworking' spacesupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 11:51:00

As a sole proprietor who works primarily online, every day I face a painful decision: work from home or go to a coffeehouse?

Predictions on paychecks, benefitsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 09:16:00

You've made up your mind. You're going to stop procrastinating, update that resume and (finally) look for a new job.

Major job trends for 2008updated: Fri Jan 04 2008 16:14:00

You've made up your mind. You're going to stop procrastinating, update that resume and (finally) look for a new job.

What really happens when you 'work from home?'updated: Fri Dec 21 2007 19:03:00

Americans really like the idea of working from the comfort of home... a lot. If you search the phrase "work from home" on Google, 1.8 billion search results appear and there are countless studies, books, chat rooms, message boards and blogs devoted to the subject. And why wouldn't anyone want a 30-second commute?

How to Make Working From Home Workupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 08:57:00

It's unfortunate, but true: many people who work from home find that their work is trivialized by others simply because of the atmosphere in which they work. Because you are at home, friends and family seem to assume that you must always have time to talk to them or that they can drop by anytime when, in fact, the opposite is most often the case.

Uncovering the world of 'hidden tech'updated: Fri Dec 14 2007 16:14:00

The last time Amy Zuckerman, 53, entered a workplace as a full-time employee was February 1992. Once a journalist, she is now an author, freelance writer, consultant and owner of her own content and marketing business.

Hot spots: Dealing with work-at-home hazardsupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 18:30:00

Kristie Tamsevicius, author of "I Love My Life: A Mom's Guide to Working From Home," was wooing a client by phone when her nearby 4-year-old yelled that her baby brother had a poopy diaper.

10 more jobs you can have at homeupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 18:29:00

How would you like to work from home? No hustling out the door 10 minutes late, no fighting your road rage or battling for the last seat on train, no fast food lunch and no noisy co-workers. Sounds like heaven doesn't it?

Pitfalls of telecommutingupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 18:29:00

When we think about telecommuting, we often focus on the blissful freedoms that come with it. Freedom to set our own hours, raid the refrigerator ... even take early morning calls in our underwear.

What's the advantage to telecommuting? updated: Tue Nov 13 2007 18:28:00

Are skyrocketing gasoline prices cursing your commute? Wondering why you're driving to work only to spend your hard-earned dollars to get you there and back? Perhaps telecommuting is the answer.

'Dilbert' creator on working at home, getting his voice backupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 20:29:00

Dilbert spends much of his life in a cubicle, battling the insanities of working for the pointy-haired boss. His creator, Scott Adams, works at home, although he too once had a corporate job.

Gas prices drive workers - and bosses - to telecommuteupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:55:00

Irritated by the highest gas prices in U.S. history, John Thorner has a message for his 70 employees: Stay home.

Lawyer-therapist couple finds success at homeupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:53:00

CNN spoke with radio show hosts, authors, consultants and home-based business owners Paul and Sarah Edwards to find out some of their hard-learned secrets to being successful while working from home.

Expert: Discipline, love key to home businessupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:52:00

CNN spoke with the host of the syndicated radio show, "The Small Business Advocate," Jim Blasingame, to find out what it takes to run a successful home-based business.

Persistence, motivation beat isolation, slackingupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:52:00

CNN spoke with entrepreneur, speaker and home-based business coach Jane Pollak to find out what it takes to work from home and be successful. "I'm such an advocate for home-based businesses," said the 58-year-old businesswoman, whose Norwalk, Connecticut, house is literally home base of her enterprises. "If you can do it, and thrive, it's the best."

Telecommute resume represents youupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:49:00

Jobseekers often ask me what the difference is between a "standard" resume and a telecommute resume. Here are the differences:

Working from homeupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 03:44:00

CNN's Gerri Willis offers tips on setting up a home-based business.

CNNMoney: How to earn more from homeupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 01:41:00

Economic news out last week pointed to a weakening trend in job growth. With tightening credit standards and a stagnant housing market and worries about a recession on the horizon, you may be thinking about padding up that bank account a little. We'll tell you how to make a little extra income at home.

Fortune: Commute to work in 30 secondsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 03:54:00

Ah, the wonders of technology. The next time you call an 800 number to place an order from a catalog, a Web site or an infomercial, you may be speaking to a customer-service agent who is working at home.

Business 2.0: Extreme telecommutingupdated: Sun Aug 05 2007 22:02:00

Anthony Page stood on the beach of Malaysia's tiny Perhentian Kecil Island and marveled at the isolation. Around him were bamboo huts and miles of blue water. Much of the island was jungle, inhabited by coconut-hurling monkeys and giant monitor lizards. Yet he wasn't entirely cut off. At night, when the electricity came on, Page could pull out his laptop and hook up, via satellite link, to the Web. "There's always an Internet connection somewhere, even in the poorest, most desperate country," he says.

Workplace flexibility revives employees, in and out of the officeupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:40:00

Juggling work, family, friends and community may seem sometimes like an impossible task. A flexible work schedule may be one solution to a better work-life balance.

Flex-time, time off: Who's getting these perks?updated: Sun Jul 01 2007 21:54:00

Employees at the Seattle office of the U.S. Government Accountability Office know that they have to put in 80 hours of work every two weeks.

CNNMoney: Flex-time, time off - who's getting these perksupdated: Sun Jun 24 2007 21:11:00

Employees at the Seattle office of the U.S. Government Accountability Office know that they have to put in 80 hours of work every two weeks. But they can configure those hours pretty much how they'd like, with the exception of the one day a week their managers require all employees to be at the office at the same time.

Money Magazine: Would a Home Office Pay Off?updated: Sun Oct 01 2006 00:01:00

NOT SO LONG AGO, ANYBODY WHO CLAIMED TO BE "working from home" was merely using the accepted code phrase for nursing a hangover and hiding under the covers until The Price Is Right came on. But the...

Fortune: How Long Can I Wait to Tell the Boss I'm Pregnant?updated: Tue Aug 08 2006 15:24:00

Dear Annie: I've been in my job (a new vice president position in a newly-created department) for about 8 months, and I'm about to post a job opening that will be my first new hire. The trouble is that I am expecting, but I haven't told my boss yet.

CNNMoney: Earn well, live cheapupdated: Thu May 11 2006 10:47:00

High gas prices, traffic tie-ups, expensive housing - who needs it? Most Americans, if they want a good paying job.

CNNMoney: Save gas! Telecommute!updated: Fri Apr 28 2006 14:22:00

If you're tired of shlepping to work, now may be one of the best times to negotiate flextime with your employer. The high cost of gas and the devastation we've witnessed from natural disasters may have convinced more of us than ever that working from home has many advantages.

CNNMoney: Most satisfied employees work longerupdated: Mon Apr 10 2006 11:22:00

People who are satisfied on the job have the best perks in areas you might expect, but they actually put in longer hours than less satisfied employees, according to a new survey.

Fortune: Cubicles: The great mistakeupdated: Thu Mar 09 2006 11:22:00

Robert Oppenheimer agonized over building the A-bomb. Alfred Nobel got queasy about creating dynamite. Robert Propst invented nothing so destructive. Yet before he died in 2000, he lamented his unwitting contribution to what he called "monolithic insanity."

Fortune: The Great Escapeupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 16:39:00

Robert Oppenheimer agonized over building the A-bomb. Alfred Nobel got queasy about creating dynamite. Robert Propst invented nothing so destructive. Yet before he died in 2000, he lamented his unw...

Fortune: A happy new year for job seekersupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 16:20:00

Friends, it's that time again, a fresh new year -- which means that just about every human-resources consulting firm, outplacement specialist, salary expert and career guru in sight has come out with brand-new predictions for the 12 months ahead. This time around, almost everybody's crystal ball is bright and sunny, predicting job growth and increased hiring. That means companies will try harder to retain their stars, which translates to fatter raises and more perks like telecommuting and flextime.

Fortune: Want to Work From Home? Maybe You Canupdated: Wed Nov 23 2005 09:05:00

For anyone who wants to work flexible hours from a home office, two resources are worth checking out.

CNNMoney: Corporations woo baby boomersupdated: Thu Sep 29 2005 08:18:00

Corporate America is finally waking up to the extensive experience mature employees bring to the table and placing value on the benefits of retaining older workers.

CNNMoney: Negotiating flex timeupdated: Wed Aug 03 2005 10:52:00

A four-day work week may make you a better employee. According to a recent study, employees accomplish more when their schedules are relaxed.

Fortune: How telecommuters can stay connectedupdated: Mon May 30 2005 00:01:00

LAST FALL, WHEN Paul Dickerson started working from home, the neighbors in his Pittsburgh suburb avoided him. "They thought I was unemployed, and they didn't know what to say," he recalls. Now that...

CNNMoney: Home office: Tax perk or trap?updated: Thu Feb 10 2005 16:13:00

SALEM, Ore. (CNN/Money) - If getting ready for work means rolling out of bed and putting on fuzzy slippers, join the club.

Is it OK to switch off from work?updated: Tue Apr 13 2004 04:42:00

PDAs, 3G mobile phones, broadband connections at home, wireless access in hotels and airport lounges -- there is no reason not to be in touch with the office 24/7.

Flexible hours are far from realityupdated: Thu Apr 08 2004 06:23:00

Although flexible working hours for parents is written into European employment law, it has yet to become a way of life for many in the workforce.

Workers dream of staying at homeupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 11:58:00

Anyone who has ever tried getting to or from the office during the rush hour has dreamed of working from home.

CNNMoney: Biggest deduction mythsupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 18:44:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - In case you had any doubts, let's be clear: The U.S. tax code isn't a myth. Byzantine maybe, but not mythic.

Fortune: Summer Home Workupdated: Mon Jul 08 2002 00:01:00

The other day, I guess it was Friday, I tried to get in touch with a couple of key guys and found out that all of a sudden they were working from home.

Fortune: Ask Annieupdated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

Dear Annie: I work for a telecom company that has had several rounds of layoffs, and it seems to me that people who take advantage of flexible hours, telecommuting, etc.--in other words, usually mo...


Thomas J. Leonard is the ultimate virtual person. He does not live in a house or in an apartment. He does not work in an office building. Instead, this 45-year-old semiretired trainer of personal c...

Fortune: Do You Know Where Your Employees Are? Some managers--even at those dot-coms--are still skittish about deupdated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

Some 15 years back, when people who used PCs were still regarded as renegades, I had a conversation with my editor at a national magazine about how technology will change the way our writers work. ...

Fortune: How Do I Persuade My Boss to Let Me Work at Home?updated: Mon Nov 09 1998 00:01:00

DEAR ANNIE: I think that my job is perfect for telecommuting, but my boss has shot down the idea when colleagues of mine have proposed it in the past. He says he doesn't believe that anyone can wor...


Let's face it. The way your job is expanding into nights and weekends, you'll either have to equip a top-flight office in your home or start stashing a toothbrush and pajamas in your desk. And the ...


When Joe Kandra, 36, needs a break from work, he takes his dog Kali and heads for the woods. The fragrant eucalyptus trees of Stern Grove Park, Calif. are more than an hour's drive from Cisco Syste...


Sure, working at home can be good for your health. No horn-honking commute to add stress, no germ-laden recirculated air to keep that flu virus incubating, and no harsh fluorescent lighting to wear...


MOST MORNINGS, SHELLY COMES, 45, FEEDS THE chickens at 6 a.m. before booting up her PC an hour later. As a senior quality-control trainer earning an annual $60,000 or so with Hewlett-Packard, she w...


NEXT TIME YOU RUSH OUT the door at 6:45 a.m., nervous that the car won't start or that you'll miss the 7:06 commuter run, think about Millie Szerman, 49, phoning clients from her tub (on the cover)...

Money Magazine: YOU CAN ACHIEVE MORE IN A LOT LESS TIME BY FOLLOWING FIVE KEY STEPSupdated: Sun Oct 01 1995 00:01:00

GOT A MINUTE? HOW 'BOUT A FREE HOUR OR half a day? If you're like many Money readers, you don't have much time to spare these days. According to our recent reader poll (see details at left), nearly...


When he isn't on the road, my neighbor Joel walks to work. It takes him about three seconds. "All I have to do is stumble out of bed, open the door, and I'm here," he says.


Roughly half of us could be working mainly from our homes by the year 2000, according to Link Resources, a New York City market research firm. That means it's going to be either you or me at home--...

Fortune: Who Pays for an Office at Home?updated: Mon Dec 26 1994 00:01:00

Here's a toughie: How much office equipment should a company buy for an employee who works at home only a few times a month? "Hey, I do serious stuff at home," says your star salesman. "I need a Po...

Fortune: The Bright Outlook for HOUSING PRICES The painful slump on the coasts is now over. Despite some gloomy forecasts, ownership stilupdated: Mon Nov 14 1994 00:01:00

It's primal, traditional, part of an American's birthright -- ownership of a home whose value appreciates forever. Yet if there was one support beam * undergirding the American standard of living t...

Fortune: THE REVOLUTION IN REAL ESTATE Companies are attacking property costs with a vengeance. The result: fewer offices, more big worksupdated: Mon Sep 05 1994 00:01:00

IN THE UNENDING DRIVE for productivity and profits, companies are taking reengineering to new frontiers. They are knocking down walls, selling off buildings, and otherwise revolutionizing the once ...

Fortune: THE RACE TO REWIRE AMERICA Communications giants want to build networks that will change how you live. They're making billion-doupdated: Mon Apr 19 1993 00:01:00

Call it the first great business showdown of the 21st century: The giants of American communications are locked in a struggle to build and control a vast web of electronic networks. These so-called...

Fortune: GET READY FOR A NEW WORLD OF WORK An engaging British consultant says our professional lives are about to change much more -- anupdated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

Society is sailing into an era of ''discontinuous change,'' declares British consultant Charles Handy in The Age of Unreason (Harvard Business School Press, $18.95). Corporations and business folk ...

Money Magazine: HOME IS WHERE THE OFFICE IS Better gear and changing life styles are making working at your home more popular -- and more profitupdated: Fri Jul 01 1988 00:01:00

Andrea Edmonson used to waste hours every day driving back and forth from the townhouse she shares with her husband Steve Cox to the sales office of their residential real estate development compan...

Fortune: HOW COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO HELP updated: Mon Aug 18 1986 00:01:00

To hold on to women managers, many companies now offer special benefits aimed at easing the stress full-time jobs can put on families and the damage temporary interruptions can do to careers. A sam...

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