What drives your desire to find a work-from-home job?
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October 28,2019 at 7:12PM UTC
I see so many on Fairygodboss looking for work-from-home opportunities and would love to dig deeper to truly understand the need.
I myself have done most every work environment - traditional in-office work, remote work for a company, freelance from home, etc. and sees pros/cons to all of them.
What's driving your desire to work from home?
a) Lack of relevant jobs in my local area
b) Need to balance caregiving with working
c) Don't like traditional work environment
d) Want to avoid wasting time commuting
e) Physically unable to work in an office
I'm truly curious. I host a community for women returning to work after a career break and am always looking to provide new resources. Thanks for your input!
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