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Old 04-24-2013, 01:03 PM
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Actually, I think anyone who works a non-traditional at-home job benefits their children in more ways than they realize. With the days of one or two jobs for life (working at the same company from graduation to retirement) a thing of the past, we're giving our kids examples of the various ways there are to earn a living.

I just started taking this a step further, actually. As I scroll through writing ads, I keep an eye out for ads for graphic designers and when I see something that looks like it might be of interest to her, I forward the ad to my teenage daughter. She hasn't yet seen a job she's been interested in (these are one-off gigs, not full-time jobs, of course); but I would be so happy if she could bring in some money that way instead of relying only on the more traditional part-time jobs like babysitting or flipping burgers.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:21 PM
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I hate it so much! I recently made a new friend who also worked for one of my clients. She is retired and has all sorts of stock and bonds and lives in a high-fallutin' neighborhood. She just doesn't get that this is the only job I can do with my disability, and it is the way I make all of my money. She keeps saying I could get a part-time job sitting at a desk somewhere.

And I especially hate those who say that I need to get a job with benefits, like I'm qualified to be a banker or a lawyer. When I worked as a cashier, I had insurance, but I couldn't afford to use it because it really sucked. They also screwed me out of 2 weeks vacation pay when I left. So what did I waste all those years working for? Nothing.

I can't say I don't envy those who don't need the money, and who can just play at writing for extra money, though.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:10 AM
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I just started taking this a step further, actually. As I scroll through writing ads, I keep an eye out for ads for graphic designers and when I see something that looks like it might be of interest to her, I forward the ad to my teenage daughter. She hasn't yet seen a job she's been interested in (these are one-off gigs, not full-time jobs, of course); but I would be so happy if she could bring in some money that way instead of relying only on the more traditional part-time jobs like babysitting or flipping burgers.
The problem to watch for with that is that some state laws require online workers to be 18 or older. My son found a job he would have loved to do and applied when he was 17, but the company (California-based) told him that CA laws dictate they can't hire anyone under 18. He had to wait a year and by that point they'd filled the position, so he was really disappointed and frustrated that he could go work in a brick or mortar job here, but working online was illegal at his age.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:53 PM
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Wow, that's interesting, anng. I've never been asked my age when applying :-) But I'll keep it in mind! Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:45 AM
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Some sites now ask for a scanned copy of your photo driver's license as proof of age/identity. If you're under 18 and they catch it, they won't offer you a position.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:08 AM
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I've stopped paying any attention to what others think about how I earn a living. Instead, I sit back and have a good chuckle when anyone talks about office politics, incompetent coworkers or bosses, or who is trying to stab which backs in order to climb the corporate ladder.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:06 AM
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I've stopped paying any attention to what others think about how I earn a living. Instead, I sit back and have a good chuckle when anyone talks about office politics, incompetent coworkers or bosses, or who is trying to stab which backs in order to climb the corporate ladder.
I agree! The only problem I have is deciding what slippers to wear in the winter hahahah And that most of my family/friends don't understand I actually work and always ask me to do things in the morning when I'm up and motivated and writing my best.

Frustrating!
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:12 AM
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And that most of my family/friends don't understand I actually work and always ask me to do things in the morning when I'm up and motivated and writing my best.
Ugh this is so irritating! I get that I work from home, but that doesn't mean I can just pick up and do whatever any time I want. I really hate this mindset the most. I don't have a car, so I usually get a ride from my sister for things like groceries. She has a tendency to change plans at the last minute, assuming it's no big deal since I "can work whenever I want." But if I'm going out, I have completely changed my workload for an entire day, so then I have to re-think it again.
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