Go Back   WAHM Forums - WAHM.com >

Welcome to the WAHM Forums - WAHM.com.

Welcome to WAHM Forums

Already registered? Login above 

OR

To take advantage of all the site's features, become a member of the largest community of Work-At-Home Moms.

The advertising to the left will not show if you are a registered user.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2012, 08:55 AM
MissAmber's Avatar
WAHM Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 44
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katey View Post
I agree, poor management and petty workplace bullying are probably two of the main issues driving people to find work they can do from a home office. And it is really not my intention to offend anyone by pointing this out - but female on female bullying is the single biggest issue.

Men snub and bully each other - and women - but women overwhelmingly report that when they are being bullied at work, nine times out of ten it is by a fellow female.

Sad. Guess we still have a long way to go baby!

It reminds me of a line from a poem I once read that was describing a brutal winter, "Like a vindictive woman, it doesn't need a reason."
this is what drove me to work from home. I worked at a call center over the summer and I was bullied by another woman, she keep chanting "nerd" and "geek" whenever I was around because I wear glasses.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2012, 11:56 AM
notary_mom's Avatar
Awesome WAHM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 649
Default

Workplace bullying is terrible and in particular when its female on female. I feel that brick and mortar call centers are the worst for harboring this type of behavior. It just reinforces the joy of telecommuting
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 09-29-2012, 01:26 AM
writepro's Avatar
Super WAHM
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 327
Default

Goodness! Some of those places sound horrible!

I like working at home because I can make my own hours and also take my work with me when I travel

I can even work from Starbucks, or Panera's or other places with free Wifi if I'm in the mood for a change of scenery.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2012, 10:02 AM
zalloy's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 110
Default

Oh yep. I agree with all of the above. In every single B&M job I've ever worked, it's been a never ending litany of office politics, back stabbing, gossip mongers, bad management, jealous co-workers, clueless supervisors, and unrealistic expectations.

I would nearly always wind up dreading having to go to work, and making myself sick from all the stress. Also, I would always either end up getting let go because of some BS reason, or have to leave the job because it got to be too much to deal with.

I'm *so* happy now that I work at home. I work with my "boss" on a 1 on 1 basis, via phone or email. She's the one who sees my work, and answers any questions I have on anything. I don't have to worry about co-workers talking bad about me behind my back, or sabotaging my work (yeah, I've even had that happen).

It's great. No commute, no childcare expenses, no special dress code to adhere to, and no co-workers to muck it up for me. I work every week day, and I get paid like clockwork.

Can't ask for better than that.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2012, 10:49 AM
MissAmber's Avatar
WAHM Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 44
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zalloy View Post
Oh yep. I agree with all of the above. In every single B&M job I've ever worked, it's been a never ending litany of office politics, back stabbing, gossip mongers, bad management, jealous co-workers, clueless supervisors, and unrealistic expectations.

I would nearly always wind up dreading having to go to work, and making myself sick from all the stress. Also, I would always either end up getting let go because of some BS reason, or have to leave the job because it got to be too much to deal with.

I'm *so* happy now that I work at home. I work with my "boss" on a 1 on 1 basis, via phone or email. She's the one who sees my work, and answers any questions I have on anything. I don't have to worry about co-workers talking bad about me behind my back, or sabotaging my work (yeah, I've even had that happen).

It's great. No commute, no childcare expenses, no special dress code to adhere to, and no co-workers to muck it up for me. I work every week day, and I get paid like clockwork.

Can't ask for better than that.
I LOVE it. The only thing I miss is some of the positive social interactions. Sometimes I feel a little anti-social from being home so much. But that's cool.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 06:10 AM
zalloy's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissAmber View Post
I LOVE it. The only thing I miss is some of the positive social interactions. Sometimes I feel a little anti-social from being home so much. But that's cool.
That kind of works out for me. I sort of tend toward the anti social. I don't really have a lot of close friends, outside of family, and I mostly do my own thing. It seems like, especially when it comes to work-friends, I always find that the people that I thought were my friends are NOT my friends. I've been stabbed in the back more times than a pincushion. Sometimes I think I'm better off staying away.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 09:06 AM
Rebecca0630's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 140
Default

Anyone who is working from home have any suggestions of places to apply that are non-phone work. I currently can't afford a home phone with trying to pay for college and all right now, so I just have a cheap cell phone. That makes all phone jobs out for me for now. Any suggestions? I have looked on here and so far have not noticed anything.
I prefer the work from home jobs myself because it is more flexible, and especially right now, I need that with college so I can work around what I have to do for college. Also, it gets away from all the gossip, bullying, etc. that goes on in a regular workplace, since you are basically just working by yourself (not having to actually be around the co-workers).
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 09:12 AM
snarky's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zalloy View Post
That kind of works out for me. I sort of tend toward the anti social. I don't really have a lot of close friends, outside of family, and I mostly do my own thing. It seems like, especially when it comes to work-friends, I always find that the people that I thought were my friends are NOT my friends. I've been stabbed in the back more times than a pincushion. Sometimes I think I'm better off staying away.


Same here. I have very little patience with petty, vicious, obnoxious people and am so glad I finally escaped that toxic environment. My only complaint about my coworkers now is that my hairy four-legged children sometimes snore too loudly while I'm giving lessons. Gotta love it.

Last edited by snarky; 10-01-2012 at 09:54 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 09:24 AM
zalloy's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rebecca0630 View Post
Anyone who is working from home have any suggestions of places to apply that are non-phone work. I currently can't afford a home phone with trying to pay for college and all right now, so I just have a cheap cell phone. That makes all phone jobs out for me for now. Any suggestions? I have looked on here and so far have not noticed anything.
I prefer the work from home jobs myself because it is more flexible, and especially right now, I need that with college so I can work around what I have to do for college. Also, it gets away from all the gossip, bullying, etc. that goes on in a regular workplace, since you are basically just working by yourself (not having to actually be around the co-workers).
There's lots of writing, blogging, transcription, tutoring, and such out there. Also, depending on the company and depending on your internet connection, you may ba able to find some phone work that will allow you to use a VoIP or soft phone, so you won't need a land line phone. I'm currently doing outbound calling, and I use a VoIP phone to make my calls. The only other phone I have is a cheap cell phone.

Check out workplacelikehome.com, freelancetranscriptionistroad.com, and ratracerebellion.com. There's lots of links for jobs, both phone and non-phone on those sites. Also, look around on this site. There's new leads getting posted everywhere every day.
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2012, 03:33 PM
ChaosMandy's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 72
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rebecca0630 View Post
Anyone who is working from home have any suggestions of places to apply that are non-phone work. I currently can't afford a home phone with trying to pay for college and all right now, so I just have a cheap cell phone. That makes all phone jobs out for me for now. Any suggestions? I have looked on here and so far have not noticed anything.
I prefer the work from home jobs myself because it is more flexible, and especially right now, I need that with college so I can work around what I have to do for college. Also, it gets away from all the gossip, bullying, etc. that goes on in a regular workplace, since you are basically just working by yourself (not having to actually be around the co-workers).
There was a thread of phone jobs that don't require a phone line. I work tech support and I have a soft phone installed on my computer to take phone called.

I like working from home because of no commute and being able to work in pj's. I do have some quotas with my job so that does happen with some WAH jobs.
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off