Telecommuting as an Option

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Registered: 08-06-2006
Telecommuting as an Option
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Mon, 01-21-2008 - 7:04pm

Hi Everyone,


I am SweetBeauty30, and I have been browsing this board for a while now, but never posted my 2-cents. Presently, I am a parttime university student holding down a fulltime j o b. I will be graduating this May, and immediately theirafter going to grad school to pursue my MS in psychology.


I am also working as an special needs coordinator for the developmentally disabled. My work is very

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Registered: 08-17-2005
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 5:38pm

I have twin daughters and I telecommute FT.

Susan

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 2:18pm
Yes, I agree entirely. Some people seem to be marvellous at coordinating naptime and other children's activities with their work, but I'm not one of them.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 10:17am
if you are going to telecommute you still need to have child care in place. I work from home occassinally and only in the past year or so (my daughter is 8) has it gotten easier -- when she was a toddler it was impossible.
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Registered: 09-02-2003
Mon, 01-21-2008 - 8:43pm

I hate to rain on the parade, but WAH, unless you're splitting shifts with another WAH parent or have a nanny or some such arrangement, can be really difficult.

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Registered: 08-08-2006
Mon, 01-21-2008 - 7:23pm
Telecommuting, other than perhaps saving time on the commute to/from the workplace, offers no benefits to parenting pre-school children, IME as a longtime wah.