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Question: Do you work from home the majority of the time?
Yes, and I am self employed - 24 (49%)
Yes, and I work for an employer - 10 (20.4%)
No - 15 (30.6%)
Total Voters: 48

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« on: April 04, 2008, 02:37:09 PM »

I'm curious how many people actually work from home? I for one, do work from home and I work for an employer.

How about the rest of you?
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 05:10:17 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGg1567fzTY

And that's a no from me. I just couldn't help thinking of this when you said it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 05:46:27 PM »

I work from home and i'm self-employed. I draw stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 06:05:30 PM »

I'd love to see ak_'s version of our mascot Cody one day..
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 06:23:30 PM »

I'm retired, but make a few bucks from the software I write at home.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 06:45:29 PM »

I am in the process of setting up as self employed from home (computer repairs etc.)
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008, 07:13:13 PM »


Been working from home for the past decade.

Don't miss the daily commute, don't miss the overheads.

Sometimes  (but rarely)  miss the ability to discuss problems and brainstorm stuff face-to-face.

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008, 10:32:23 PM »

freelancer, work from home(stay at home dad as well), happy,
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2008, 02:21:11 AM »

i do something at home. i think it's called work - or it might just be messing about.

ps.

i'd like to see ak_ do a version of cody one day. i really admire ak_'s style.
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2008, 04:56:24 AM »

[off topic]mouser, nudone> ok i'll find the time to do it someday smiley[/off topic]
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2008, 06:30:48 AM »

At this moment I´m working 2 days at home ... sometimes fulltime for several months.
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2008, 08:31:11 AM »

Don't work from home at the moment, but spent well over a decade working in my own Design business. I miss it, but I also enjoy the communal aspect of working in a larger company.
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2008, 05:32:23 PM »

I don't work from home at the moment, work for an employer.

I worked from home for over a year around 2002-2003 but not alone - me and 7 people worked from my home for a year when we were setting up our web business.

Then I worked from home again for about 8 months in 2006-2007 (around then is when i found DC looking for "thrifty" software since i had less income), after I got manoeuvered out of the business created above. A dark time for me and yet probably good for my sanity.

One thing I found out is that I dont work well in a vacuum, need people to bounce off. So I would need a home large enough that others can use it for their office too, like a freelance commune, or a good virtual community to keep myself on track...
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2008, 10:13:10 AM »

I have been working from home doing something or other (or multiple things) for the last 20+ years. Some things managed to generate an income (very small, though)...but most things didn't.

I am currently in the process of 'building my empire'. The one that will generate an income while I am asleep. Currently, it isn't making enough to live on, or even support my tea drinking habit, but it's making more than it ever has before, and I consider that moving in the right direction.  smiley

My goal is $2000/month (this is a very magical life changing amount for me)
I am currently averaging $25/month

I still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do, but some day I will get there.
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 12:11:02 PM »

I currently work for myself at home and am very happy with it. (As of the end of March.)


And I really like working from home! cheesy

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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2008, 04:21:53 PM »

I've been self-employed for the last 19 years and have mostly been working from home. First writing software for others, now writing software for myself, and I love it.  smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2008, 08:56:17 AM »

I do work from home and I work for an employer.
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2008, 03:36:07 PM »

I "work" from home, in that I am writing up my PhD right now and can't be bothered to go into my office on campus every day, when I have mostly everything I need at home.  However, I keep applying for temp jobs, because eventually sitting at home all by myself every day makes me a bit crazy...but I do keep in touch with other PhD writers via an online forum which is pretty active, so even though there isn't really anyone here, I talk to people online and make pacts to get things done, keep tabs on what other people are up to, and so on.

I'd love to start a decent freelance business someday, though.  Editing and/or copywriting would be nice.
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008, 07:01:41 PM »

Well it seems I might get to consider getting clients again, since i just found out my company cant afford to keep me on. Cant blame them and i'll be all right, but have to ask do i really want to work for someone else again or go back to my company.

I always have too many ideas and projects anyway
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2008, 03:48:35 PM »

I work all the time from everywhere  Sad  Basically I freelance for one big corporate client at a time, and have side work that I'm building up... it's hard though.  But I look at people that have done it, and it gives me the inspiration to keep trying!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2008, 06:58:48 PM »

I work from home as of October 1st.  We moved to Colorado but my Austin job let me switch to telecommuting.  I guess it helps when I'm the system/network admin and the only one that knows all the various passwords, configuration, network appliances.  Of course the only way it works is with a couple of technically proficient people on site to serve as remote hands as needed.

I've considered transitioning to a freelance/consulting self-employment gig but I'm comfortable and don't want to constantly feel like I'm chasing my next paycheck.
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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2008, 09:38:02 PM »

I was temporary self employed during 2006 and work at home with ocassional trip to clients.   Thmbsup  Now I am working for an employer.  embarassed
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