Dan Robinson wrote:I currently work as an engineer for a large corporation. I own undeveloped land that is located a long way from the office. I work in Iowa, and the land is located in Tennessee. During this next year, I intend to approach the company about telecommuting so that I can move close to my land and begin developing my homestead.
Dan Robinson wrote:There are no jobs for the type of engineering I do near where my land is located, so it makes sense to stay employed by this company if possible. Fortunately, the company has a policy on telecommuting, and it has employees working for our office who are located in far away places. As a matter of fact, I know a manger who lives in Texas on his family farm, and is managing employees at our location in Iowa. He shows up at the office every now and then so his employees can see his face. :)
Dan Robinson wrote:Jocelyn,
I'm jealous of your job! You have an enviable position.
Dan Robinson wrote:The way I handle the exercise issue when working at home is by working out in a gym. I enjoy (more or less) doing weight training. I also, during the summer, make time on weekends for cycling, and long walks.
Dan Robinson wrote:I use vacations to travel down to my property. I've gotten to know a few of the neighbors. One thing I've discovered, when you move to the country, is to get to know the neighbors. If they like you, they tend to keep an eye on things for you.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I need to disclose that I no longer make my living from home! I now have to commute 40 miles to my new job as caregiver for my dad with Alzheimer's....I spend part of the week at his house and part of the week at home. Though I work with my husband for his home business, I don't get paid for the sculpting I do for him.
I have a form of anorexia.
Don’t be alarmed. It’s not serious, though I take it quite seriously. Because it’s probably the only form that’s healthy. In fact, I think it’s the secret to my success.
I have calendar anorexia.
I want as absolutely little in my calendar as possible. I’m meticulous about it. Whatever the least amount possible I can have in my calendar without killing my career — that’s what I want.