Anyone want to work from home??

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Registered: 02-13-2008
Anyone want to work from home??
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:45pm


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Thu, 07-24-2008 - 11:21am

Same here except everyone is the boss in that we all can tell everyone what to do. I can tell my boss that she will have to do the alterations on dresses because I already have enough to do. I can tell the manager to rebead or sew in cups for me. The consultants can tell me that beads are missing while they are steaming a gown or they need to steam a gown and the alterations aren't done. To be honest, we don't demand, we ask.

In the large companies that schathcock is talking about, the secretary still isn't working for her immediate supervisor. He/she doesn't write her paychecks, they come from the company. So her scenario still doesn't fit.


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Thu, 07-24-2008 - 11:01am
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Registered: 06-27-2008
Wed, 07-23-2008 - 10:57pm
I thought I would add another company to avoid, they sell insurance and want their sales people to sign up more sales people.
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Registered: 04-29-2008
Tue, 04-29-2008 - 10:46am

Hi there.

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Registered: 04-27-2008
Sun, 04-27-2008 - 12:10am
Don't you already get it, we're working 24/7, why would we want to add another job to our current one.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sat, 04-26-2008 - 3:10pm

What did you do before you quit? That may give you some pointers. Perhaps you could get some consulting business.

If you want generic suggestions below are things a few of my aquaintences do:

1) Dog walking
2) House sitting
3) Book keeping for a small business if you have accounting experience
4) House cleaning
5) Tutoring
6) Home stationary business
7) 40 hour per month consulting contract with federal government - basically she does what she used to do only on a project by project basis.
8) Lawn Mowing/gardening
9) Small scale wedding/party planning
10) Errand running/(I hate to say it) Gal Friday

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Registered: 04-26-2008
Sat, 04-26-2008 - 2:39pm
I would love to work at home! Right now i'm a stay at home mom. I have a 1 year old son named Joshua. Its not easy staying home and taking care of a grown man and a child. I would love to work at home and be able to tell my husband "hey I'm doing work too, so get off my back". I love being home with my son. I'm aware that a lot of people think its outdated. I truly think there is great benefits in staying at home with your child. So if anyone can help me to find a form of work that i can do at home (and if it truly works). I don't have the money to send out for books and everything else most work from home jobs ask for. Please if anyone can HELP ME!!!
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Registered: 04-23-2008
Wed, 04-23-2008 - 9:06pm
Have you found any good companies that have the stay at home option? I'm on the lookout. I have asked my manager about the possibility for me to work from home, but it doesn't look too promising. Unfortunately my company also has no maternity leave, so I'll have to resort to FMLA for some of my recovery. I have 20 more weeks to plan...EEEK!
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Registered: 03-29-2008
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 5:09pm
basically any "job" that requires money to start (thru a company) is a scam. it makes more sense to actually make something and sell it, like on etsy or ebay.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 11:41am

To me, pyramid schemes include any company where the primary profit is made not from the sale of product, but from the signing up of new distributors in order to get a share of their profit.

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