There are many pros and cons to working from home or working at home. Pros may include reduced expenses for items such as childcare/transportation/clothing, reduced commute time, portability for the mobile spouse, and opportunity fo geographically remote work. Cons may include the challenge of separating work from personal life, feeling isolated, working too many hours, staying motivated; and some overseas locations do not allow it in the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)
Nearly every career field has jobs that can be done over the phone, over the internet, or while working from a home base. More employers are seeing the benefit of home-based work - it reduces overhead, results in happier employees/contractors, and can provide round-the-clock service
There are many scams which seem to offer work-from-home and work-at-home opportunities, but can end up costing thousands$$; recent research indicates a 60:1 scam to legitimate opportunities ratio. Be sure to check out all the details, including any formal complaints lodged against a company. Good places to check include the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. Remember, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is..."
Information about telework in the Federal Government. The Telework 101 course gives a brief, practical introduction to telework. It offers tools for deciding whether telework is a good fit for you and for the specific job. It teaches strategies for teleworking efficiently, staying "plugged in" to the office, and managing interactions with co-workers and customers
Military Spouse Employment Partnership
Many job posts are telework
Good website for legitimate jobs, however, there are some unscreened ads. Staff research and post legitimate work-at-home and work-from-home opportunities. Website also contains good articles and tips on getting a job of this type. Sign up for e-mail updates, job leads, freebies, and more
Online magazine for work-at-home moms
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