Can I work from home?
July 21, 2011 6:19 AM Subscribe
What are the legitimate options for full time, stable work-from-home jobs for a skilled techie?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (5 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I found some previous discussions of working from home here, but the circumstances seemed fairly different from mine.
I want to be able to work from home, anywhere in the US I feel like. Some travel is ok. 25% travel or so sounds reasonable. I am highly experienced as a software engineer and product manager with marquee company names on my resume. I make a six figure income and need to continue doing so (I'm sorry for being blunt about this, but that's part of why I'm anon here, and I think it's very relevant to the question).
I DO NOT want to freelance, consult, be a contractor or anything of that nature. I want a full time, stable, salaried job that does not require me to commute in to an office. I am not married to a specific job title or type of work. If there are career changes I could make that would build on my existing skills (i.e. I don't want to start again at the ground floor, and I need to keep a good income), I'm open to that. All else being equal, I prefer PM work over programming work. I'm an excellent writer, though I'd forgive you for doubting it after reading this hastily-composed question.
Is this possible? What are my options? There are a lot of scams, low level data entry jobs, etc. when I search online. It's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. I'd like some help narrowing down my search, and understanding what really is possible.