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Do you work from home?

Yes - and I work for myself
- 7 (46.7%)
Yes - and I work for a company
- 2 (13.3%)
No - I work in an office
- 3 (20%)
No - I work in a factory / etc
- 1 (6.7%)
No - I work on-site (ex. construction)
- 2 (13.3%)
No - I'm unemployed
- 0 (0%)

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Alex Libman 15

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Working from home
« on: September 03, 2009, 01:34:27 PM »



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Re: Working from home
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 01:39:37 PM »

I'm free to work from home as much as I like. However, do I go to the corporate office ~1x/week:
* it helps me focus
* I set aside 1 day with back-to-back meetings, some in person, some on the phone, and it's hard to have a perfectly quiet background at home if you have small children
* they have a gym there, free for employees. yippee!

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Re: Working from home
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 01:43:31 PM »

I said "Yes and I work for myself" but I also work for a school.

In the morning I work at my college as a TA then I go home and work on my freelance stuff
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 04:52:15 PM »

Self employed stay at home dad, work 6-8-10 hours in the evenings, watch the kids during the day, sleep when I can, have had 2 evenings free in the past 3 months, am tired.
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 05:43:39 PM »

Kids at home, like Hellbilly, and doing freelance computer work. Mostly fixing Windows errors for neighbors and random people I bump into.

It surprised me when one of the guys working at Home Depot asked me if I'd fix his brother's laptop that wouldn't boot. All because I said, "Ewwww! Your computers run Windows. At Lowe's they run Linux."
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"I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776 to acquire self-government and happiness to their country is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be that I live not to weep over it."
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 09:32:47 PM »

You work-at-home-via-interweb people should all move to the Free State!

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Re: Working from home
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 09:43:47 PM »

Saw that one coming a mile away.

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Alex Libman 15

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Re: Working from home
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009, 10:49:44 PM »

Seems like libertarians are disproportionately more likely to avoid the nine-to-five gridlock.  


Saw that one coming a mile away.

You mean Bob Robertson's shameless attempts to segway into Microsoft-bashing?  :lol:


You work-at-home-via-interweb people should all move to the Free State!

Or a seastead.  Or outer space.  Just as long as broadband Internet works (via satellite).  ;)
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 11:22:09 AM »

You mean Bob Robertson's shameless attempts to segway into Microsoft-bashing?

What a shameless way to segway into Microsoft shilling.

Just how much are they paying you anyway? Must be a lot to keep you so engrossed in the subject all the time.
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"I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776 to acquire self-government and happiness to their country is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be that I live not to weep over it."
-- Thomas Jefferson, April 26th 1820

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Re: Working from home
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2009, 01:21:34 PM »

You brought it up.  And, aside from a couple of threads praising their recent products, I've spent far more time bashing Microsoft and their use of "intellectual property" laws.  In fact, I've done that just a couple hours ago on another forum.
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2009, 03:51:46 PM »

]You brought it up.

No, good sir. I presented a fact. All but one of the computer problems I have fixed for people in the last 6 years since taking care of my family at home, has been a Windows problem. Each one a direct and specific fault of Windows. Oh, and you'll be happy to hear, only a single individual wanted to change to Linux in all that time. All the rest got their Windows systems fixed and went away satisfied.

The one system brought to me for fixing that wasn't repaired by repairing Windows was a motherboard failure in a laptop that manifested as a failure of the wireless card.

I realize this may be hard for you to understand. There are some people who say, "Ewwww! You drive a Ford!" Maybe if you think about my earlier post in that context you can grasp the concept without becoming personally offended that someone doesn't agree with you on your choice of OS.

Back to the topic, computer work is very likely the easiest to do from home, since it's the least tied to any specific location. Although, I'd assume that any small office work, such as accountant or bounty hunter could do it too. But I don't see how anyone could do a "regular" hours job with kids to take care of at the same time. The distractions are terrible!
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"I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776 to acquire self-government and happiness to their country is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be that I live not to weep over it."
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2009, 04:14:00 PM »

Seems like libertarians are disproportionately more likely to avoid the nine-to-five gridlock.  

I have an office gig.
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2009, 05:35:33 PM »

Self employed stay at home dad, work 6-8-10 hours in the evenings, watch the kids during the day, sleep when I can, have had 2 evenings free in the past 3 months, am tired.

...just wanted to amend this-

Summertime is the busiest season for me, and this summer has been the busiest since I opened shop 3 years ago. If I had to work this much and balance the kids too, all year round, I wouldn't be able to keep up.

Would move to NH but it ain't gonna happen unless I convince my baby mommas to come too.
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2009, 05:39:09 PM »

computer work is very likely the easiest to do from home, since it's the least tied to any specific location.
Yep. And geeks are disproportionately libertarian.
I found the FSP thru slashdot, for example.

I don't see how anyone could do a "regular" hours job with kids to take care of at the same time. The distractions are terrible!
The key is to make the home office a serious workplace. My 5-year-old knows he can come in and play quietly with toys or do workbooks/coloring books, but if he distracts me or makes noise while I'm on the phone, he's out!. Similarly, the wife has to call or email if she wants me. Unless the house is on fire, contact me just as you would if I were miles away. Because, mentally, I am.


Would move to NH but it ain't gonna happen unless I convince my baby mommas to come too.
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Re: Working from home
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2009, 12:39:12 AM »

computer work is very likely the easiest to do from home, since it's the least tied to any specific location.
Yep.

It really depends on what kind of computer work. Some things I can do from home, some I can't. Sometimes I need to travel.
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