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Does anyone work from home?

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 I am just curious if anyone works at home as their career or maybe just for some extra money? I am really looking for something...

 

Thanks!:)

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by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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flutter523
by Tracy on Aug. 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM
This is what I need. I'm burnt out from the classroom

Quoting the3Rs:

It's kind of a lengthy answer, but I'll try to shorten it up. :)



I was a teacher for many years, but was missing being with my family...I spent more time with other people's kids than with my own. So, I started looking at WAH options. I held several part-time WAH jobs for about 2 years (while still teaching full time). One of those was being a virtual teacher for online schools - but it was still only PT & I needed FT + benefits in order to stay home for good.



So, then my DH suggested I look at the company whose software I used everyday in my virtual teaching. Sure enough they had a job for a "product specialist"...someone who knew their product well AND had teaching experience. Perfect!



I interviewed & was hired. Because it was a corporate job, the starting salary was higher than my teaching salary was after all those years teaching. AND they provide all standard benefits + provide all equipments (laptops, monitors, etc.) + pay my internet & cell bills since I work at home.



I've been there 4 1/2 years now & 2 1/2 years ago I was promoted to a Product Manager. I now work with development to produce new releases of our educational software.




Quoting raegan1221:

 If you don't mind me asking, how did you get involved with that and what do you do?



Quoting the3Rs:

Yes, I do...it's my full time career. I work in software development.


 

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Bubbie0809
by Gold Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I work from home, I am an auditor for an insurance company. I worked in the office for 12 years and then they sent me home. There are a lot of rules and an agreement I had to sign (about the hours and where my children will be etc.) 

Lydlou02
by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Not I. That wouldn't work for me.
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Aug. 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Nope, I don't.

CrazedMomof2
by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I can't in my field. I work with PHI.
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cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I wish I did

the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Most states have virtual schools (ex: California Virtual Academy) which is a good place to start looking for virtual teaching jobs.  Typically, if you teach a "core" subject or elementary you can find a full time + benefits position.  If you teach an elective (I taught music) it's usually part-time only.

Also check into Connections Academy or K12

Quoting flutter523:

This is what I need. I'm burnt out from the classroom

Quoting the3Rs:

It's kind of a lengthy answer, but I'll try to shorten it up. :)



I was a teacher for many years, but was missing being with my family...I spent more time with other people's kids than with my own. So, I started looking at WAH options. I held several part-time WAH jobs for about 2 years (while still teaching full time). One of those was being a virtual teacher for online schools - but it was still only PT & I needed FT + benefits in order to stay home for good.



So, then my DH suggested I look at the company whose software I used everyday in my virtual teaching. Sure enough they had a job for a "product specialist"...someone who knew their product well AND had teaching experience. Perfect!



I interviewed & was hired. Because it was a corporate job, the starting salary was higher than my teaching salary was after all those years teaching. AND they provide all standard benefits + provide all equipments (laptops, monitors, etc.) + pay my internet & cell bills since I work at home.



I've been there 4 1/2 years now & 2 1/2 years ago I was promoted to a Product Manager. I now work with development to produce new releases of our educational software.




Quoting raegan1221:

 If you don't mind me asking, how did you get involved with that and what do you do?



Quoting the3Rs:

Yes, I do...it's my full time career. I work in software development.


 


DawnPratt23
by Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Yes I do. I'm a Blogger. I write about scrapbooking your genealogy, make digital templates that are sold at my memories, and review products.

In a week I also start home educating two of my youngest children who start kindergarten and my youngest starts preschool here at home. While my oldest will be a sophomore in high school :)
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emilyrosenj
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Same here!

Quoting mickstinator:

I have the ability to work from home. I am actually working from home today. Most of the time, I work out of the office, though.

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DawnPratt23
by Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM
My boys start k12 this month. I'm impressed so far. My friend has her own business and also goes through k12.


Quoting the3Rs:

Most states have virtual schools (ex: California Virtual Academy) which is a good place to start looking for virtual teaching jobs.  Typically, if you teach a "core" subject or elementary you can find a full time + benefits position.  If you teach an elective (I taught music) it's usually part-time only.

Also check into Connections Academy or K12

Quoting flutter523:

This is what I need. I'm burnt out from the classroom



Quoting the3Rs:

It's kind of a lengthy answer, but I'll try to shorten it up. :)





I was a teacher for many years, but was missing being with my family...I spent more time with other people's kids than with my own. So, I started looking at WAH options. I held several part-time WAH jobs for about 2 years (while still teaching full time). One of those was being a virtual teacher for online schools - but it was still only PT & I needed FT + benefits in order to stay home for good.





So, then my DH suggested I look at the company whose software I used everyday in my virtual teaching. Sure enough they had a job for a "product specialist"...someone who knew their product well AND had teaching experience. Perfect!





I interviewed & was hired. Because it was a corporate job, the starting salary was higher than my teaching salary was after all those years teaching. AND they provide all standard benefits + provide all equipments (laptops, monitors, etc.) + pay my internet & cell bills since I work at home.





I've been there 4 1/2 years now & 2 1/2 years ago I was promoted to a Product Manager. I now work with development to produce new releases of our educational software.






Quoting raegan1221:

 If you don't mind me asking, how did you get involved with that and what do you do?




Quoting the3Rs:

Yes, I do...it's my full time career. I work in software development.



 



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