Woman Finds Job Security and Flexibility During the Pandemic
One of the best things about a flexible schedule job is that…it’s flexible! In many cases, you can work whenever you want. If you’re a night owl, you can work all night, and if you’re an early bird, you can start before the sun rises.
And, remote work means you can work from almost anywhere, whether that be your living room office, the library, or your favorite coworking space. Right now, of course, that means working from home for many of us.
But what happens when you combine a remote job with a flexible schedule? You get the best of both worlds, and the exact kind of job Amanda R. found on FlexJobs. When the pandemic left her unemployed, she joined FlexJobs in search of a freelance job that could help her weather the storm, and she found a position that gave her more flexibility than she ever dreamed of.
A Pandemic-Related Job Loss
When the pandemic struck, Amanda’s job shut down for safety reasons. And while those who could work from home did, Amanda did not have a remote-friendly job. Working for the court system required in-person work. “When the New York court system closed due to COVID, I had no work,” she says.
Amanda joined FlexJobs hoping to find something that would let her work at home throughout the pandemic. She connected with SpeakWrite and found a 100% remote freelance job as a transcriptionist.
Control and Flexibility
Remote work has been a lifeline for Amanda and it also offers her the job security she lacked at her in-person job. “I am able to work while the country is in shutdown mode, whatever level that is,” she says.
She also found an additional benefit with her new, flexible schedule that she didn’t even realize she needed. “I have a terrible sleeping schedule! Setting my schedule a week at a time keeps me from working at a time that I’m too sleepy or already asleep.”
That’s the kind of flexibility and control Amanda was looking for at an uncertain time in her life. And thanks to her new job, she’s got it.
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