Is Working Remotely Bad for Your Health?

On the other hand, research from Cornell University finds that remote workers are at greater risk for feeling personally and professionally isolated than their in-office colleagues. Social isolation has been associated with significant increases in both mortality risk and risk for a heart attack or stroke. More research had tied social isolation to depression and problems sleeping.

Nice article from Time online.  Read it here.

I’ve been working from home since 2006.  I totally get the social isolation aspect.

Fortunately the social isolation negatives are mitigated by my commute.

It takes me less than a minute after leaving the office to grab a beer from the fridge.

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Work From Home? Join the Club

FlexJobs just did a state-by-state analysis of telecommuting based on Census data and found that Colorado, Vermont, and Oregon continue to top the list, as they have for the past five years.

Graphic courtesy of flexjobs.

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In May 2018 I will have worked from home for 12 years.

The laundry is always caught up, someone is home for the service calls, and dinner is on the table at a reasonably normal hour.

The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting

Workers who “telecommute” appear to have a lot more job satisfaction than folks who report to an office every day.  But that positive comes with trade-offs. Remote employees may also have a harder time separating work from their personal lives, and they can become socially isolated.

Source: The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting

Friends?  The wine shop manager, grocery store employees, and staff at the YMCA.

No, I’m not socially isolated.

IBM’s Remote Work Reversal Is A Losing Battle Against The New Normal

In both a 2014 white paper by IBM’s Smarter Workplace Institute and in a conference panel the company hosted just weeks ago, its own experts suggested that remote workers tend to be happier, less stressed, more productive, more engaged with their jobs and teams, and believe that their companies are more innovative as a result of flexible work arrangements.

Source: IBM’s Remote Work Reversal Is A Losing Battle Against The New Normal

Memo to IBM:

Why?

British pair found murdered on Thai resort

British pair found murdered on Thai resort.

“It was the first time this has happened on the island. I have never seen anything like this,” the staff member added, requesting anonymity.


No, it is not the first time.  See second article.

British tourists ‘murdered’ in Thailand: The sinister streak lurking beneath seeming paradise – News & Advice – Travel – The Independent.

Their deaths take to 13 the number of British visitors to Thailand murdered in the past five years in what the Foreign Office calls “vicious, unprovoked attacks by gangs”.

Life Insurance Underwriters Jobs – New York, NY | Indeed.com

I have shameless copied this job posting from Indeed.com because my website gets a lot of visitors looking for work.  If you’re looking for work I wish you much success in finding what you are looking for.  I have personally been home office based for nearly 8 years.  Not a bad way to make a living.  I miss the corporate politics and meetings but not much else.

Life Insurance Underwriters job – New York, NY | Indeed.com.

Life Insurance Underwriters, 15 insurance underwriters needed immediately by well-known national insurance company. You may work at home!These are full time positions working Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm from the comfort of your home. You will earn $20 to $35 an hour or more, depending on you experience and abilities. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Assessing medical and financial risk to protect the mortality results of the organization while also supporting sales.
  • Emailing customers and occasionally speaking with them regarding their insurance.
  • Underwriting complex formal applications and informal quote applications with the ability to evaluate and take final action in an independent manner within approval authority guidelines.
  • Analyzing complex information and interpreting same to reach comprehensive medical and financial assessments based on company guidelines and policy.
  • Effectively managing change, defusing conflict and negotiate positive results.


In order to be considered, you must have at least 8+ years of life underwriting experience with demonstrated competence handling large face amount cases. In addition, you need:

  • Experience with brokerage distribution marketplace.
  • Approval authority minimum of $2,000,000 experience.
  • FLMI, FALU and/or CLU designations preferred.


If you have superior technical underwriting skills, are able to manage a large caseload, and seek a position where you may work from the comfort of your home, then please send your resume now, in complete confidentiality to:
boston@iosstaffing.com 

Salary Range 
$20.00 to $35.00 

Schedule 
9am – 5 pm 

Interested in this position? For more details, contact boston@iosstaffing.com
Corporate Resource Services is an equal opportunity employer
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