Technology lets more people than ever work from home part time or even full time. Working remotely, or telecommuting, is a flexible work option that can save you time and money. But telecommuting does involve trade-offs.
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Telecommuting certainly has appeal and many benefits:
out telework opportunities through the Military Spouse Employment Partnership.
That dream come true doesn’t come without a price. Some drawbacks to telecommuting to consider are:
the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Career Center for personalized help with career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections.
No doubt: telecommuting has great benefits, but it's not for everyone. Remember that it's not always the easy experience you might imagine, and a lot of it depends on you: your personality, your work style, how easily you're distracted, and whether you enjoy working alone or with others more. It might be smart to ask your employer if you could try out a hybrid solution — some time working from home and some time working in the office — to see how well you do before committing to telecommuting full time.
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