The internet has made a lot of things possible. You can have a whole wardrobe delivered to your house, your groceries, and even a car. And, of course, the internet has made working from home a reality for many.
Christine H. is what you might call a work-from-home pioneer. She’s been at it for more than 20 years! And, thanks to FlexJobs, she’s been able to find multiple remote jobs. But, more importantly, working from home has given Christine opportunities and connections she never would have found if she stuck with in-office jobs.
Remote Work: A Necessary Choice
Christine is a single mother, and she homeschooled her son. She needed a work-from-home job to help her balance all of her responsibilities. Through FlexJobs, Christine has found her last three work-from-home jobs. And she’s been with her current full-time job as a Rotational Coach for American Express for more than two years.
Of course, after working at home for as long as she has, Christine can’t imagine working in an office. “I don’t think I would even be comfortable going into a brick-and-mortar location again,” she says. “Being at home offers more flexibility, [the] ability to work even when I’m not feeling 100%, [or when there’s] bad weather.”
Professional and Personal Advantages to Remote Work
Clearly, Christine has found the obvious advantages of working at home. However, she’s discovered less obvious benefits that working from home offers, too. For example, many people worry that working from home will lead to loneliness and feelings of isolation. After all, when you’re an office of one, there’s no one to hang out with at lunch.
Christine, though, has learned that the exact opposite is true for her. “I have an even more active social life because I now network with people all over the world as my colleagues.” And, working remotely doesn’t just bring her professional benefits. She’s found personal ones, too. “When I travel, I have people I know close to me all the time. It’s wonderful.”
The Right Job Can Change Your Life
Even though Christine loves her current job, she maintains her FlexJobs membership because “it’s a great site! I cannot stress enough how much this site has changed my life.” She describes the job listings as “prime.” They aren’t low-paying, low-quality, one-off jobs. “I have purchased my first home and new vehicle thanks to this most recent job I got—thanks to FlexJobs.”
Christine has discovered everything—and more—that remote work offers. And her FlexJobs membership has connected her with remote opportunities that give her the flexibility she needs and help her achieve her financial goals. Learn all about FlexJobs and how you can find a remote job that fits your life, allowing you to ditch the office for good!
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