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Not all telecommuting jobs are real

Updated on June 5, 2013

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Telecommuting jobs are more difficult to find than one would think

There is a difference between telecommuting and work at home, the larger issue is many have not been able to understand the difference. For example, according to the Entrepreneur telecommuting can be defined as “The practice of working from home for a business and communicating through the use of a personal computer equipped with modem and communication software.” This term places chosen employees into a higher respected group as they are independently trusted for the completion of job duties. In essence, telecommuting persons work without supervision so it is important for these employees to complete the necessary tasks required.

Business owners are discovering benefits with offering telecommuting jobs to their current workers. It is quite simple to set up an extra network from business to another computer for the telecommuting ability. What makes this type of ability so beneficial to employees is it allows employees to be more productive as they have no interruptions from other co-workers and can complete the necessary projects. This type of work is also quite beneficial for employees who have medical needs that must be tended to whether it be an ill family member needing care or a personal issue. Telecommuting can be the winning solution for both the employer as well as the employee.

Work at home job confusion

A slight matter that should be addressed is how many advertisers are writing job advertisements. The issue taking place is in the verbiage as it is quite unclear and causing much confusion to the reader. One of the most recent job advertisements has been using the short phrase ‘work at home’ then when contacted it has been discovered the job was not telecommuting it was actually a business opportunity. The term business opportunity could best be defined as a monetary investment into the beginning of a business for oneself. That is a very simplistic definition but it is the most easiest and understandable without getting into legality words. With the above being said, two questions come to mind; why would the work at home phrase be used to shadow these types of investments and could that not be considered false advertising?

It is wonderful telecommuting jobs are still available but there are a few factors to keep in mind when searching for them. One factor to consider are companies will advertise within to keep costs low. Most personnel within the company will be trained and have the ability to work outside the office without being trained so the company will not need to spend extra money in training. It may be a small expense of a laptop but there again whomever is chosen to telecommute may have a computer fast enough and only need settings adjusted. The second factor to keep in mind while seeking for those telecommuting advertisements could appear as something else entirely.

The difference between telecommute and work from home

There is a difference between telecommuting and work at home, the larger issue is many have not been able to understand the difference. For example, according to the Entrepreneur telecommuting can be defined as “The practice of working from home for a business and communicating through the use of a personal computer equipped with modem and communication software.” This term places chosen employees into a higher respected group as they are independently trusted for the completion of job duties. In essence, telecommuting persons work without supervision so it is important for these employees to complete the necessary tasks required.

Business owners are discovering benefits with offering telecommuting jobs to their current workers. It is quite simple to set up an extra network from business to another computer for the telecommuting ability. What makes this type of ability so beneficial to employees is it allows employees to be more productive as they have no interruptions from other co-workers and can complete the necessary projects. This type of work is also quite beneficial for employees who have medical needs that must be tended to whether it be an ill family member needing care or a personal issue. Telecommuting can be the winning solution for both the employer as well as the employee.

Work at home job confusion

A slight matter that should be addressed is how many advertisers are writing job advertisements. The issue taking place is in the verbiage as it is quite unclear and causing much confusion to the reader. One of the most recent job advertisements has been using the short phrase ‘work at home’ then when contacted it has been discovered the job was not telecommuting it was actually a business opportunity. The term business opportunity could best be defined as a monetary investment into the beginning of a business for oneself. That is a very simplistic definition but it is the most easiest and understandable without getting into legality words. With the above being said, two questions come to mind; why would the work at home phrase be used to shadow these types of investments and could that not be considered false advertising?

It is wonderful telecommuting jobs are still available but there are a few factors to keep in mind when searching for them. One factor to consider are companies will advertise within to keep costs low. Most personnel within the company will be trained and have the ability to work outside the office without being trained so the company will not need to spend extra money in training. It may be a small expense of a laptop but there again whomever is chosen to telecommute may have a computer fast enough and only need settings adjusted. The second factor to keep in mind while seeking for those telecommuting advertisements could appear as something else entirely.

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