Entries in Work from Home (2)


Nearly One-in-Five Telecommuters Spend One Hour or Less on Work

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Working from home is great work if you can get it, especially in light of a new survey that reveals 17 percent of Americans who telecommute at least part of the time spend one hour or less per day on work.

The national survey found 40 percent of telecommuters work between four and seven hours per day, while 35 percent work eight or more hours.

The online jobs site also found:

-- 37 percent of telecommuters say they are more productive at the office, while 29 percent state they are more productive at home.  Thirty-four percent say they are equally productive at home and the office.

-- Telecommuters rank household chores as the biggest distraction, followed by TV, pets, running errands, the Internet and children.

-- 41 percent of female telecommuters work in their pajamas, compared to 22 percent of males.

The national survey was conducted between May 19 and June 8, 2011, and involved nearly 5,300 employees.

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BBB Lists Top 10 Scams of 2010

Photo Courtesy -, Va.) – The unemployed and those in other financial straits were among the most targeted by scams and ripoffs in 2010, according to the Better Business Bureau.

“With the economy still on the mend, scammers had a field day targeting struggling families who were looking for work and trying to make ends meet,” said Stephen A. Cox, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. “While some of the most popular scams are perennial problems that have always plagued consumers, some new additions to the list are signs of our tough economic times.”

The BBB on Tuesday released a list of the year’s top 10 biggest scams and schemes as carried out by everyone from hackers to crooked businesses.

Among the most widespread scams were those looking to get personal information from job-seekers and debt relief companies who left customers out to dry.

Other scams that made the list were identity theft, lottery scams and work-from-home schemes.

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