#1
So I've got a pretty good job right now, helping out at a property with horses and barn work. I like the work and it pays well. The only problem is that it is about a 30-45 minute drive to get there and another 30-45 minutes back.

Recently a friend told me that he had been working with this company that handles businesses' calls. You get to work from home as long as you have a good internet connection and a land-line phone. You get to choose your own shifts and if you miss a few it's no big deal. Basically I would be waiting by the phone and answering calls for infomercials and the like.

It sounds like a great idea to me. Basically I'm wasting up to two hours of driving every day, plus gas money, just to get to work and back. It would also be great to be able to have some sales experience under my belt, which is more relevant to future employers than farm work. I applied and did a phone interview and they said I should hear back from them shortly. Great.

The only problem is that my roommates are highly skeptical. My friend actually works with the company so we know it is not a scam or anything, but they're worried that I would go crazy staying at home for eight hours a day or more and not going out. I don't think this would be a problem for me, but I'm interested to see if any of you guys share the same thoughts.
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#2
wait your job is the same distance both ways?
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wait your job is the same distance both ways?

Man that's crazy! How do you manage that TS?
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wait your job is the same distance both ways?

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#5
book some days off from your job and try it out if you can stand being in all day and your roomies can stand you being in all day then cool if not you still got your job.
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#6
C'mon guys. Yea, it's the same distance but not always the same time. Going up in the morning is a little faster because there isn't as much traffic, but coming back in the afternoon, depending on the day, it can take ten or fifteen minutes longer.
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#8
scam

For real though, if you're an outdoor type of person and enjoy actually 'doing stuff' while you work, this new job will be terrible for you. I'm the same way, I can't imagine a job involving just sitting at a desk all day.
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#9
Your roommates are worried that you gonna snap and shank them whilst they sleep
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#10
Obviously you don't want to commute if you don't have to, but bear in mind that a LOT of people commute that far or longer. It took me half an hour to get to school when I was younger, and I didn't even live that far aware.
I'm not saying "man up, it's not that far", because obviously if you don't have to then all's the better for you, but be aware that that's really not that unusual a commute.


My sister does a phone thing like this too. She's got two kids so needs something flexible and working from home. It's good for those reasons, but I am dubious about how much money you could make from it if it were your only source of income. If you're not in a financially desperate situation or just want part-time, it sounds good, but yeah... I don't know how well it would work full time.
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Obviously you don't want to commute if you don't have to, but bear in mind that a LOT of people commute that far or longer. It took me half an hour to get to school when I was younger, and I didn't even live that far aware.
I'm not saying "man up, it's not that far", because obviously if you don't have to then all's the better for you, but be aware that that's really not that unusual a commute.


My sister does a phone thing like this too. She's got two kids so needs something flexible and working from home. It's good for those reasons, but I am dubious about how much money you could make from it if it were your only source of income. If you're not in a financially desperate situation or just want part-time, it sounds good, but yeah... I don't know how well it would work full time.






okay i'm done. OP, i'd say go with the phonecall job. An hour - hour and half worth of gas is a good chunk of change, especially if you're driving 4+ times a week. Who cares what your roommates think, if you know you can do it, then do it.
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My sister does a phone thing like this too.


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Exactly. Imagine you're being chased by a bear (ie, bear in mind) and your commute will just fly by.

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#17
Phone work always sucks the life out of your bones. I'd rather dig ditches. JMHO
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#18
There are a number of "jobs" like these.
1. Investigate the company on the Internet - just google it and see what comes up
2. If they offer you a job look at the contract carefully - make sure its not one of these zero hours contracts for example, or commission only.
3. Check if it involves selling stuff - most of them do - and you are not a salesman then its not for you
3.5. Often selling jobs include getting commission for getting some other poor sod to come and work in the same company (especially financial services)
4. You commute is very normal these days - same as mine actually

Be vert skeptical.
#19
30-45 minutes is on the short side where i live
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#21
30, or even 45 minutes, isn't that bad of a commute if you like what you do and the pay more than covers the expense of travel.

Unless you're not as happy as you say where you're at, I'd just stick with it.
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#22
Sounds super boring, but yyou could have porn open in another tab while you're on the phone with people which would be cool, but remember to keep it on mute.
#23
Also, if you choose your own shifts, why wouldn't you just do both until you determine how much money you can make/if it's balls-shrinkingly boring
#24
I wouldn't want to do it because I need to go outside for a good bit of time nearly every day but if it makes you happy then do it
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#25
I worked from home exclusively last year. It's not a big deal as long as you can manage your time and actively go out and socialize / maintain health.

With that said, I added another job into the mix which I have to commute to the office every day and actually prefer this because I have a blast with the people there. (and also because I get to drive da bimmer )

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#26
We'll see how it goes. I'l just add a couple of hours every day until I get the hang of it and see what it feels like from there.

It's an appealing thought to me though, because I sold my car the other week and am riding my motorcycle only, now. I don't have the funds for reliable transportation and that extra time could be spent working on my bike so that it can get me to school and other places. Plus, if I don't have to ride to work every day, then I don't have to worry about scheduling my maintenance times between work hours. In fact, I could probably work on my bike while working on the phone...
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#27
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#28
30-45 min of commuting doesn't sound too bad imo -- I use the same time to get to and from uni...
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#29
Even if you're doing the same exact thing you would be doing at an office, somehow it's 10x more mind numbing from home. If part-time or temporary it's not bad I guess.