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Do “Work From Home” jobs become overbearing? [closed]

Many times job listings for computer-related career proudly display a "Work From Home!" perk. However, can this "perk" become abused by the employer? For example, is it common for computer ...
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How to ask to work from home without mentioning an awkward health condition?

I am current working at a small start-up as an IT Support. The current policy is that you can work from home as long as you have legit reasons. Then usually most of the team managers won't mind. ...
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How to negotiate conditions for going to the office in work-from-home situation?

I work from home, which is about 2-2.5 hours away by train costing about 20-25€ euros for one direction. For regular work, I never have to visit the office. For meetings with clients I may sometimes ...
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When Can You Realistically Stay at Home and Work? [closed]

I have a Bachelor's and am looking for work. I'm going to school online to be able to start a Computer Science Master's with thesis. However, I have no research experience and would eventually like ...
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Top developer doing more home office than allowed

I'm a release manager of a well-known software development company. In the project we work in, we have 1 developer. Every worker in the project including me (around 20 people, mostly managers) has 2 ...
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Is it acceptable to leave work early to see an apartment?

I am in the middle of apartment hunting, and I'm getting too close to the end of my current lease for comfort, so I'm taking any opportunity I can to see showings, which sometimes can only happen ...
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How can I know if a 100% working-from-home job is for me?

I have a job at the moment that is paying fairly well (Engineering); however, I'm not finding the work very stimulating, so I have been looking for other opportunities. I have applied for a job that ...
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Dealing with Flex Hours for some workers

I'm a relatively new CTO at a small startup (about 15 employees). We have a 4 person engineering team that I'm responsible for (and looking to hire more). Other departments include operations, ...
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Home office in Austria working for a German company [closed]

If I were to reside full time in Austria but work 100% (full time not contract) how do I resolve the potential double taxation problems, specifically social insurance and income tax. I'm a UK citizen. ...
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Should staying-at-home period waiting for specialized project better suits me be counted as working? [closed]

I have an agreement to start working for a job position at the beginning of this year. Although on the surface the tasks are not different to ordinary projects, I have some specialized knowledge that ...
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Work from home policy canceled for “fairness”, yet two senior level managers work 100% remotely. Discriminatory benefits? [closed]

Our company enables online education (irony) and has about 100+ employees. After alleged abuse of the work from home (WFH) "policy" (since there was no real policy aside from your manager being ok ...
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Is it common practice to ask Work from Home (call center) contractors to pay training and admin fees?

My wife just received (through zip recruiter) notice of an opportunity for an inbound call center position as an independent contractor. The company claims to service "several multi-million dollar ...