Remote Work Round-Up
August 17, 2017
Working from home has captured much media attention as of late, as more employees are requesting the ability to do their duties remotely, and many companies are complying.
But according to a recent write-up on The Conversation by Agustin Chevez and DJ Huppatz, while having a home office may seem like a recent trend, it can actually be traced back several centuries to the advent of the office itself. Offices began appearing in Italy during medieval times, mostly used for prestige or religious purposes. And as such - the vast majority of people worked from home. That all began to change in the 17th century.
The authors write, "Lawyers, civil servants and other new professionals began to work from offices in Amsterdam, London and Paris. This led to a cultural distinction between the office, associated with work, and the home, associated with comfort, privacy and intimacy."
Yet some powerful figures purposely chose to work from the serenity found at home. The Rothschild family conducted all banking matters from their domestic base to make clients feel more relaxed, while Hugh Hefner originally ran his Playboy enterprise from his bed.
Technologies such as the telegraph, telephone and word processors brought us into modern work culture, transforming it so vastly via the abundance and ease of digital connectivity, that today, the end of the office could be a reality.
Only time will tell, but in the interim, if working remotely is really what you're after, take a look below at some of our open remote or flexible opportunities. For even more available roles, head over to our Jobs page.
This week's curated list of jobs from the PowerToFly platform include:
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." - Rumi
Preparing for the Unexpected: How Maria Fava Found Her Confidence as a Bicultural, Bilingual Woman at T. Rowe Price
Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.
Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
I thought about writing this blog piece like one of those quizzes that used to be on the back pages of Seventeen and Cosmo where each question would offer several answers of varying point levels and you'd pick one answer per question, tally up your points at the end, and match your score to one of several possible results.
A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work
The world has changed in the past few weeks.
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Jasmine Harvey is pursuing her MBA while working full-time as a buyer for Viasat, a global communications and satellite internet company. Balancing home, work, and school while maintaining a 3.9 grade point average has been quite a challenge. Jasmine had a perfect 4.0 until she took one of the hardest classes in her program, Managerial Economics and Global, during this COVID pandemic. She finished a full 15 percentage points above the class average, but was still 0.6 points away from an "A".