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HR Expert - Answered on Dec 30, 2023

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Amit Question by Amit on Dec 30, 2023Hindi

I recently had my Microdisctomy for L5-S1 Disc and doctor has recommended to avoid travel in bus and stairs. As my current job has travelling 1.5 hr to office and return 1.5 hr in bus. As such i asked my employer for work from home. Now after 2 month of work from home, my employer is not allowing work from home. Nor they are thinking of transfer to other location Please suggest what should i do.

Ans: Amit, first of all, wishing you a speedy recovery. I’d first ask the employer what could have been improved while you were working from home for the two months and what key challenges they ran into. Based on this feedback, ask them to give an opportunity to extend for another 4-6 weeks to monitor the improvements.

If they don’t seem to agree, present the written advise from the doctor to the management and HR to request in the good spirit and assure them you will put in my hard work to ensure work from home is a seamless experience for them. Demonstrate that you are open to taking on an additional responsibilities for the time saved in the commute.

If they still don’t seem to agree at all, start looking out for the opportunity that provides work from home. Until you land a job, temporarily take a residence near by to your office location to save on the travels and protect your health. Navigate this carefully with empathy with your family members.

I’d hesitate to resign immediately unless I have savings to run the family for next 24 to 36 months.

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Asked by Anonymous - Jul 20, 2023Hindi
Sir I have quit the job in April 2023 for a surgery and to take rest for some time . I am 43 yrs old .Can I get new work from hom job . Are there any geniune sites providing work from home .please suggest
Ans: Hello,

I understand your situation, and I'm here to help. Taking a break for surgery and rest is important for your well-being. It's great that you're considering a work-from-home job as it can offer flexibility and convenience, especially given your circumstances.

At 43 years old, you certainly have valuable experience and skills that can be applied to various remote job opportunities. Many companies offer work-from-home positions across a wide range of industries, from customer service and administrative roles to writing, design, programming, and more. Some established job search platforms and websites can help you find legitimate work-from-home opportunities.

Here are a few reliable websites where you can start your search for remote jobs:

FlexJobs: This platform specializes in curating remote and flexible job listings, including part-time and freelance positions. They screen and verify job postings to ensure they are legitimate.

Remote.co: Remote.co features a variety of remote job listings and provides insights into remote work culture and best practices.

We Work Remotely: This website lists remote jobs in fields like development, customer support, marketing, and design.

LinkedIn: Utilize LinkedIn's job search function to filter for remote or work-from-home positions. Your network and professional connections can also be helpful in finding opportunities.

Indeed: Indeed allows you to search for remote jobs by using the "Remote" filter in your search criteria.

Upwork: If you're open to freelancing, Upwork is a popular platform where you can offer your skills and services to clients looking for remote assistance.

When looking for remote work, it's important to be cautious and do your due diligence. Be wary of any job postings that promise excessive earnings with minimal effort or ask for upfront fees. Legitimate employers will not require you to pay to apply for a job.

Before applying to any job, thoroughly research the company, read reviews, and ensure their contact information is readily available. When communicating with potential employers, ask questions about the job role, responsibilities, expectations, and payment structure.

Remember that finding the right remote job might take some time, but with patience and persistence, you can certainly find opportunities that align with your skills and preferences.

Best of luck with your job search, and I hope your recovery goes smoothly.

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