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Monday, October 1, 2018

Work From Home Myths

Happy Monday, fam!! 

I've been wanting to do a blog post like this for a while because I get asked all the time about my job, what I do, and how I got the job! Although I can't go into crazy detail, because reasons.. I am going to do my best to give you the best idea of what I do and if this is something for you! 


Myth #1: I can work whenever, wherever. 

Wrong. You will have a set schedule and will have to work during those time frames. You will also have to be AT home, in front of your computer for the entire duration of your work hours. Some employees have a little more flexibility in that regard, but entry-level employees have to be at home, in a chair, in front of a computer. 


Myth #2: I won't need childcare if I work from home. 

Wrong. As stated above, you'll be required to be in front of your computer 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Of course you get breaks and lunches but if you're expecting a newborn or have young children still at home, you'll most definitely still need child care. 

Myth #3: It's easier than working onsite. 

Of course there are certain aspects of working from home that are MUCH easier. You don't have to sit in rush hour traffic, you can wear sweatpants all day, everyday.. but some things about working from home are much harder than working onsite. You don't have a manager looking over your shoulder, you need serious discipline and dedication to keep yourself motivated and on task. Some thing I still struggle with to this day, 4 years later.. haha.

Myth #4: There's some special way to get this job.

I get this question the most. "How'd you get a job like that?" I applied! Like you would any other job, I found a job opening online and I applied and was contacted by a recruiter, weeks later.

Myth #5: You have to be tech savvy.

I may have used a smart phone for years before doing what I do now, but had no experience with computers. It's more about your customer service skills than it is technical and there are a ton of resources and training to help you.

I hope this was somewhat helpful and answered your questions about the "work from home" life. Yes.. I may or may not live in sweatpants, 40 hours a week.. but there's still lots of structure to my job with requirements that need to be met!

I never pictured myself enjoying working from home as I am super social and enjoy meeting and talking to people.. but I absolutely love it and after 4 crazy years, I have friends that have turned into family all over the country!

Until next time,
Mads

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