Work From Home Soars 41% In 10 Years

Government job cuts killing the economy?

A challenging economy has also forced employers to cut back on costs, such as office expenses, and let people work remotely. There’s also evidence that others, who haven’t been able to find jobs, are earning a living by starting businesses from home . “As communications and information technologies advance, we are seeing that workers are increasingly able to perform work at home,” said Peter Mateyka, a Census Bureau analyst and author of the report. The number of people who work at home at least one day per week has increased to 9.5% of all workers in 2010 from 7% in 1999. Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer . Morningstar: 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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11 Ways To Stay Motivated While Working From Home

Get that one important project finished and play some PS4 for a little while. Turn these distractions into rewards, and then have the willpower to use them in moderation. Dont get carried away and convince yourself an hour of work entitles you to five hours of a Sons of Anarchy marathon. But micro-rewards will go a long way to both making you feel accomplished, and giving you a brief respite to boot. 7. Get Off Gchat Speaking of distractions, there is no bigger motivation or productivity killer than Gchat. I have literally been invisible on the service for close to five years now, and Ive probably completed hundreds of more hours of work than I would have had I been chatting with people all day. This applies to actual jobs as well, but many offices ban such services, and theres a reason for that. Its not just the physical time it takes you to read and type messages to your friends that makes Gchat your mortal enemy. Its the fact that that little bong message noise instantly jolts you out of thinking about whatever youre supposed to be working on. The time lost isnt just the chatting, its the constant mental interruption that will sap your motivation and distract you from doing a proper job on whatever it is youre working on.
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