If you’ve ever had to look for employment, you are going to appreciate this information. None of us really want to commit to a 9 to 5 shackle but sometimes we are forced too. If
If you’ve ever had to look for employment, you are going to appreciate this information. None of us really want to commit to a 9 to 5 shackle but sometimes we are forced too. If you’re one of the few who have the benefit of working from home then congratulations to you, it feels good doesn’t it? No more bumper to bumper traffic, you can now enjoy your day. Your friends envy you because you have that advantage of staying at home, saving tons of money on child care, having the ability to meet the bus when your kids get home from school, and spending more time with your family. This is just a few of the benefits that you inherit when you make the decision to work from home. Before you get excited, lets cover a few things that I feel you really need to know.
There are a lot of work at home companies out there, some are legitimate and some are 100 percent frauds. It’s up to you to do your research before you make the decision to work from home. I’ve put together a few things to help you make sound decisions when you’re looking. The first thing you want to do when you’re looking for a company is to check out the info boards. If you’re not familiar with this just go to Google and in the search fill, this is an example. Type in: (is Maxwell company a scam) Maxwell being the company you’re trying to find out information on and hit enter. This will bring back the information on the company. They’ll have review boards where employees who have worked for that particular company and have posted their derogatory information. This information is priceless so please do not feel that the information was posted because they were a disgruntle employee, or they were pissed off because they were let go. Nine times out of 10, this is not the case. They are trying to help you so that you don’t make the same mistakes.
Below are a couple of things to look out for that can be avoided. Some companies charge for different services but there are some that don’t. It makes more sense to go with a company that doesn’t, right? Keep in mind that this is just F.Y.I. to keep you abreast of what is going on:
- An employee paid Arise $60.00 for a background check. She passed all previous exams and did not have a criminal record. She was hired. Her background report came back and showed student loan debt that she was in the process of disputing because it was inaccurate information. She was let go because of this and lost her $60.00 that she spent on the background check.
- An employee worked for a company called Concentrix. She really loved the job and was told day in and day out how great she was doing. When companies like this have to cut back on expenses, they don’t tell you, they just let you go. Keep in mind, this particular company is not very organized. She states that the equipment was down from day one, the software had issues and nothing was working properly. She was told that she was being let go because of email tampering. This employee was devastated because she had never heard of this before and they waited until now to tell her, not even giving her a chance for rebuttal. She was let go and she is still fighting to get her pay for the last week she worked.
Working from home is an excellent choice if the opportunity is sincere. Just remember that work at home companies are different than going into the office. Work at home companies have to stay competitive, therefore; they will do whatever is necessary to stay afloat.