There is a misconception by many that work at home means this
I can tell you that with a high degree of certainty there are very few work at home mothers that work in the fashion depicted above. One of the first necessities of anyone working flex or working from there home is to have a designated work space to work from. Lots of work at home positions require some phone interaction and internet communication. While I know lots of people who make over six figures working from their homes the six figure work from home career is achieved by lots of long hours > Very rarely does the six figure income working from home is achieved by salary.
Most work sat home salaried positions pay between 8- 10 per hr and many work from home employees earn less than minimum wage. Many have limited hours 10-15 hrs per week max. The benefit of a salaried position is having a set amount of money you can earn. Many of the opportunities pay so little it is also a major draw back. When I read the release that a unit of French-owned company with more than 20,000 employees had to pay nearly $2 million in back wages to almost 16,000 contact center workers for overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) my reaction was one of surprise, you can read more about it here. This fine was the result of employees not being compensated for all hours worked when the company failed to pay for breaks that were less than 30 minutes in length, or for time spent by employees waiting for work areas to become available even though their shifts already had started.” The company fined is one of the leading employers of WAH reps is a NYSE company that grosses over 2.9 billion dollars in revenue and employees over 135,000 people world wide. Most of their business is providing customer service for companies. For many work from home is synonymous with “work for low wages.” This is an excerpt from a WAH posting by one of the most respected companies in the outsourcing industry. 10. What is the average pay for a Work-at-Home Communicator?
It depends on how long you are logged in and taking calls. A full-time nightshift Communicator can make a base of $8.50 an hour. That does not include weekly performance bonuses.
The opportunities that exist here at Peabody Chase offer room for growth for both income and personal marketability.
A person who is considering working from home has to consider the benefits and detriments of today’s WAH market. Over the years Peabody Chase has successfully guided hundreds people through the maze of work at home opportunities. As we add to our current team of the work at home reps, our reputation will continue to grow as one of the best work at home companies to team with.