June 18th, 2006
The advantages of working from home are numerous, but what are the main ones that attract millions of people to search a home based job?
As I see them:
- Save money on transportation costs and gas.
- Save time on commuting between home and the office
- Get more time for your kids (especially valuable for moms)
- Tax advantages
- Flexible day schedule (no preset working hours)
- Enjoy the work you do (in many cases people are successful to turn hobby into income generating business)
- Can be a part time job – way to earn extra income added to your full time job
Convinced? Have a look at the left menu of the page for a long list of home job opportunities (aff). Probably you will find a home job for yourself.
Summary: no surprise, that with every passing year more and more persons search for ways to change their office hours to flexible home schedule and cozy home offices.
[tags]job, home based job, work from home[/tags]
June 15th, 2006
Bank of America actively outsources its tech jobs to India. Former tech staff of the company lose the jobs, but in addition to that they have to train their Indian replacement to get their severance pay.
In fact it is a common practice for most companies worldwide – to train a replacement. But an interesting fact about Bank of America situation is that some Indians come to the USA for training and never leave. So, Bank of America hires Indians to work in the USA. How can it be? The Indians work for some Indian tech companies (for Infosys Technologies and Tata Consultancy Services and not for Bank of America) for half the pay of a US worker.
Bank of America says outsourcing saved about 100 million dollars for the past 5 years. It is rumored that the Bank is going to outsource more jobs (call centers to Latin America) with the increase of Latin customers. The company runs a Culture Connection program that is responsible for outsourcing jobs worldwide.
[tags]bank of America, outsourcing, telecommuting, telecommuting jobs[/tags]
June 15th, 2006
The experts say that the number of full time telecommuters in the USA is about 12,000,000 for the last two years – there is no growth. Yes, telecommute jobs are great for both parties – employer and employee, but not every job is good for that. The below article describes both advantages and disadvantages of the approach.
Brantner is a long-distance telecommuter – and has been for more than four years.
She makes up just a sliver of the work force that is employed in a home office that is far from the company’s main headquarters. Yet a number of businesses have gone to geographic extremes by allowing workers to telecommute full time – even if they live halfway around the world.
“I would highly recommend it,” said Brantner, 39, who supervises three workers in San Francisco through e-mail, teleconferencing and trips to California a few times a year for face time with her employees.
Read the full article
Summary: to be or not to be – that is no more a question. The question of the moment – will telecommute jobs grow and become dominant. The forecast: not likely. Those jobs that can adopt a telecommuting approach have already done that, but there are thousands of jobs simply exceed the limits.
[tags]telecommute, jobs, home business, work from home, outsourcing[/tags]