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June 24th, 2008

This year’s skyrocketing gas prices are enough to make even the most diehard office suck-ups fantasize about finding a job that lets them telecommute. But is finding a new job that lets you work from home a realistic goal or just a pipe dream?

Thirty-three percent of U.S. companies allow employees to telecommute on a part-time basis, while 21 percent allow it full-time, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

In other words, although work-at-home jobs do exist, they remain few and far between…

You can read the rest of this abcnews article written by yours truly — complete with tips on how to find a telecommuting-friendly job — here.

Favorite tip from the article:

Rather than waste your time reading scam after scam advertised on Craigslist and through Google ads, see RatRaceRebellion.com, which screens work-at-home job listings and posts the pick of the litter on a daily basis. Run by the authors of The Two-Second Commute: Join the Exploding Ranks of Freelance Virtual Assistants, this site features both “earn a little pocket money” job listings (such as filling out online surveys) and “earn a living” listings (such as transcription and call-center jobs), as well as a list of telecommuting-friendly companies and a goldmine of tips for weeding out work at home scams.

Okay, here’s the rest of the article — for reals.

Entry Filed under: Balance,Popular articles,Working moms

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jeremy Anderson  |  January 16th, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Hi!

    Another great resource for legitimate, hand screened telecommuting and work at home jobs is FlexJobs.com. Very clean, easy to navigate site with no advertising, only the best of the best telecommuting jobs. We will be launching a great community section in the next week that will be full of telecommuter friendly links and tips/advice.

    Check us out at http://www.flexjobs.com.

    Best regards,
    Jeremy
    FlexJobs.com

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