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Category: Working from Home

Going on Holiday? 6 Tips to Leave Work at Work

A typical holiday from work often includes relaxing and spending time with family and friends. Yet, for many Canadian workers, taking a holiday doesn’t always mean truly leaving the office.

A recent survey from CareerBuilder.ca shows that 30 per cent of workers read their work email while on holiday. With easy access to work email via smartphones and tablets, it’s common for workers to feel like they have to check in, even when they’re supposed to be checked out. 

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Will Working from Home Work for You?

If you don’t know anyone who works from home, you may picture the role as pretty cushy: sleeping in, enjoying your coffee with leisure, being home to meet the cable service technician and settling in for TV marathons.

In reality, it can take a toll on your productivity, is sometimes lonely and may inadvertently cause you to miss important company updates, all while demanding that you continue to act professionally.

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How to Find a (Real) Work-from-Home Job

From parents to retirees to employees fed up with daily commutes, there are many people out there who would like the chance to work from home — and scammers know it. Christine Durst, co-author of “Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-Based Job, Avoiding Scams and Making a Great Living,” has found that there are 60 scams out there for every one legitimate opportunity. How can job seekers separate the good from the garbage? Here are a few suggestions:

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