“A lot of people are afraid that a home office deduction is inviting an audit,” said Mark Luscombe, principal federal tax analyst at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting in Chicago. “My view on that is if you are entitled to the deduction you should claim it, as long as you follow the rules.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the mental health of 78% of the global workforce. Meantime, a whopping 85% of people say their mental health issues at work negatively affect their home life.
The genie is out of the bottle. Remote work is here to stay. Listen to Kerry narrate her top-selling book Great Pajama Jobs.
Ageism is alive and well in the workplace. It’s not going anywhere. It’s been here––it’s like the last ism that people don’t like to talk about it that much. They say, “Oh, we don’t have that in our company.”
One thing we lose when we work from home is the energy, engagement and positive vibes we get from laughing at a co-worker’s joke, making eye contact with someone and smiling, or kibitzing as we wait for the coffee to brew.
For millions of us, working from home has become the norm (millions of others have jobs that don’t permit that). But working remotely successfully takes some doing, as I learned while researching my new book, Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working From Home.
What You’ll Learn: Navigating the remote job market. What makes a really good remote employer or remote-friendly company? What should job seekers look for in a remote employer? Key steps people should take when searching for a remote job. Resumes and cover letter best practices for remote job applications.
The Great Remote Work Experiment has shown that it works. What had already been a global movement is here to stay. Here are some of my tips on how to make it a success for both workers and employers
“I love working remotely,” says one 64-year-old First West accountant manager. “I miss my coworkers’ smiling faces, which always brighten my day. But the extra time in the morning allows me to ease into the day. The quiet also makes me more productive.”