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Graceful ways to explain spouse's chronic illness in social situations

I am having some difficulties explaining/trying not to explain my spouse's chronic health condition in social and work situations. I need some stock answers I can give for various occasions. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on May 21, 2014 - 28 answers

Help me find work-life balance as a recent college graduate.

I graduated college a year ago, and I'm having trouble acclimating to my new life. Plenty of special snowflake info inside, but I would love any tools or anecdotes about how your life changed after college. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Apr 25, 2014 - 46 answers

Seeking your thoughts on coworking spaces - experience? interest?

We are considering setting up a coworking space in a nearby small town. It would be very helpful to hear from people who have tried working in one. What did you like or dislike? What suggestions do you have? If you haven't worked in one, why not? Does the idea appeal to you or not? [more inside]
posted by ridingtheranges on Mar 25, 2014 - 14 answers

Stress Savers

I'm entering what I expect to be a very busy year: busy full-time job with frequent evening and weekend work, graduate classes one night a week (plus homework), and a large writing project due next year. I find that I can get really overwhelmed and stressed when my schedule gets locked in and deadlines line up. I'm trying to find ways to simplify and ease my daily life so that I don't add additional stressors. What are your best time- and stress-saving tips for getting through intensely busy times? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Sep 12, 2013 - 27 answers

Can I work on creating an etsy shop while on disability?

I have just been diagnosed with MS and my doctor has told me the tests will document my issues, and that it will endanger my livelihood. [more inside]
posted by squirbel on Aug 9, 2013 - 19 answers

How can I find consistent freelance copywriting work for 5 cents a word?

I'd like to get more into freelance copywriting. It's something I can do from home, and I'm pretty good at it. I have a money and time goal for it. Money: 5 cents a word Time: 15 hours a week Total: About $1,500 a month. I'm on Textbroker, but they rarely pay more than 1.5 cents a word. I'm open to pay-by-project too, if they're consistent. How would I go about finding regular clients/websites that could help me reach my goal?
posted by tuberose on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Buying a car right before buying a house

How much of a bad idea is buying a car a month or so before buying a house? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Feb 18, 2013 - 21 answers

Revising our dream: how to find work that can be done from anywhere in the US

Work to live. How to find jobs we can do from anywhere in the US (or ideally anywhere in the world). Bonus for attorney jobs. [more inside]
posted by semacd on Jul 13, 2012 - 11 answers

What's good at-home work for a retired nurse seeking extra income?

My mom has been a nurse for 43 years and is about to retire. She'd like to pick up some extra income at home. Is anyone aware of at-home work that would use her extensive nursing knowledge? [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S. on Jun 8, 2012 - 13 answers

Refinance as an IT Contractor?

How do I go about refinancing my house as an IT contractor? [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Jan 16, 2012 - 4 answers

How soon is too soon to ask to work from home?

I started a new job a month ago. I like my job and I like my co-workers, but what I would really like is to work from home. When should I ask or should I ask at all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 - 11 answers

How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation?

How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Jan 5, 2012 - 29 answers

What if this is as good as it gets?

Would I know if this is as good as it gets? I know I've got it pretty good, better than most I bet...but I feel a little, I don't know, perhaps unsettled. But maybe that isn't even the right way to describe it - physically it's more liked stressed with a side order of tired. How do you know when you're at the top of your game and when you are in the place that is best for you and your family? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Dec 13, 2011 - 14 answers

New Home Office "HR" Policies

I'll soon be working from home full time. What are some "policies" I can enact for my home office to keep my productivity, sanity and health intact? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Mar 31, 2011 - 21 answers

How to survive in Orlando

Almost to Orlando and I don't have a job, savings or a place to live- what now? [more inside]
posted by srbrunson on Feb 2, 2011 - 21 answers

Lesser-know work-at-home positions for someone with a background in Web Development, Online Marketing and Network Engineering?

Lesser-know work-at-home positions for someone with a background in Web Development, Online Marketing and Network Engineering? [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 12, 2010 - 2 answers

WHEN is best time to do homework with 6 year old?

WHEN should I have my six year old first grader do her homework? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Oct 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Building focus within short work blocks

Short blocks of worktime, during which I need to do work I'm accustomed to doing in much longer blocks. Any strategies for focusing quickly, re-focusing after interruptions (which can come at any time), and generally dealing with much shorter/'shallower' work blocks than one is used to having?
posted by kalapierson on Jun 23, 2010 - 4 answers

What kind of work is out there for a person with severe muscular dystrophy? Need about $200/mo. extra money.

What kind of work is out there for a person with severe muscular dystrophy? Need about $200/mo. extra money. I have extensive general computer knowledge, sort of a jack of all trades, master of few. [more inside]
posted by MrFish on May 30, 2010 - 14 answers

My Home Button on My iPhone doesn't work!

IPHONE EMERGENCY: My Home button no longer works! [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Apr 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Worst Owner Ever?

I'm single, and work 9-5. I'd like to get a dog. Is it a really bad idea? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Sep 3, 2009 - 26 answers

Working from home. Need some serious inspiration.

Working from home. Need some serious inspiration. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2009 - 9 answers

There should be a 4th "R"- The Real World

Why aren't life skills taught in schools? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 13, 2009 - 39 answers

recommend a good work from home type job that is repetitive and uses the computer.

I am looking for a PT job that can be done on the computer. I see ads in craigslist about working at home, earn xxx per week, etc. but was wondering if someone has tried any of these and have any recommended jobs like this? My mom would like to try some of these out since she'll be at home most of the time and thought some side income would be good. Thanks,
posted by brinks on Jan 7, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I get my work POP3 account at home to have the same content (emails) as my work computer in Outlook?

How do I get my work POP3 account at home to have the same content (emails) as my work computer in Outlook? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Nov 2, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I work for myself?

Help me build my sales empire! [more inside]
posted by Hellafiles on Oct 7, 2008 - 2 answers

How many people work from home who aren't traditional telecommuters?

I'm trying to figure out how many people in the US work from home, but aren't (traditional) telecommuters. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Sep 17, 2008 - 3 answers

How can two freelancers schedule in a baby?

How do two self-employed people who work at home (writers) deal with having their first child? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Aug 18, 2008 - 15 answers

Please suggest small towns with innovative live/work zoning laws

What small municipalities have flexible live/work zoning regulations? My town's zoning laws need updating. Please suggest smaller cities that have zoning for live/work spaces, so that I can tell my city councilman what to consider. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jun 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Any companies that hire PC technicians as work-at-home phone customer service technicians?

Any companies that hire PC technicians as work-at-home phone customer service technicians? [more inside]
posted by philbobilbo on Jun 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Working from home -- tips and tricks?

Working from home -- tips and tricks? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on May 27, 2008 - 11 answers

What gear should I buy for a home office?

What technology gear makes for a good home office? [more inside]
posted by brain_drain on Feb 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Don't get your honey where your money is.

How do I maintain positive relations with a group of work friends recently turned neighbors? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 9 answers

what to do, what to do?

Should we move and, if so, where? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Am I monitored through VPN?

This may be a dumb question, but when I am connected to my work's vpn from home (I use a vpn/remote desktop combo), is all of my traffic, even the stuff outside of the server, going through my work? In other words, can they see everything or only what I do through remote desktop?
posted by jules1651 on Aug 21, 2007 - 14 answers

What kind of job can I get that involves working on the telephone from home and is challenging in some way?

What kind of job can I get that involves working on the telephone from home and that is challenging in some way? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Aug 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me work less and live.

How do I work as little and as flexibly as possible, and yet earn enough money to live? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Jun 23, 2007 - 27 answers

Advice for a new work at home dad?

I currently am self employed and work at home. We have our first kiddy on the way. What am I going to need to compromise on/totally change? [more inside]
posted by rus on Jun 22, 2007 - 14 answers

What work-at-home things are available that aren't scams?

Is there any sort of part time work that I can do from home in my spare time that I can actually make money at? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on May 21, 2007 - 17 answers

Can I work from home doing a real job?

I would like to work part time from home, earn a reasonable wage (at least $10/hour and preferably more), have some job security, and if possible set my own hours. Is that realistic? And how can I do it? [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Jan 2, 2007 - 12 answers

A new "Nigerian" scam?

Work at home as a Processing Assistant for a financial Company. Has anyone heard of this before? Seems like a scam. [more inside]
posted by clubfoote on Apr 4, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me hide my home office

Where can I find a computer armoire designed for a laptop computer? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Mar 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Homebound mom needs work.

A few months back NPR had a story about the budget airline Jet Blue using booking agents who work from home. Does anyone know of other companies with employees doing computer work from home? I have a friend in New Jersey who's a single mom with no transportation who's also limited in her job options because of the high cost of child care and limited marketable skills. I'd like to know what home bound job opportunities exist for someone in this predicament. Any other suggestions for job options would be appreciated.
posted by TheManticore on Feb 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Are there any jobs I could work from home on?

Are there any real, decent, and legit jobs I could work from home on for some extra cash? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Jan 21, 2006 - 7 answers

Rockville Relocation.

I'm interviewing for a position at a Rockville MD company and driving in from out of state. Any dog-friendly places to stay in the area? [more inside]
posted by inchoate on Apr 1, 2005 - 6 answers

Working From Home

Do you work from home? How'd you get that gig? I'm an experienced Unix SysAdmin and most of what I do could easily be done remotely. I'm looking to move back west next year and would like to live farther out from a city center then I'd like to commute each day, so I'd like to find a job that would allow me to work home most of the time. Do people get hired into jobs like that or is it something that has to grow out of an existing job?
posted by dirtylittlemonkey on Aug 11, 2004 - 7 answers

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