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Why Flexible Work Schedules and Telecommuting Are Good for Workers and Employers

The nine-to-five grind is no longer the best way to approach your career.

More people than ever before are looking for positions that offer flexibility with your schedule or another non-traditional approach to the workday.

Companies have started to recognize the potential benefits, and those who are looking to live a frugal lifestyle may find that flexible work schedules allow them to maximize the benefits of the work they do.

Flexibility With Hours Improves Worker Productivity

Flexible work schedules are often something available at part-time jobs. Fewer full-time employers offer this incredible benefit.

However, flexible scheduling allows workers to focus on their lives as well as their work. This flexibility helps ensure that the best possible people are assuming critical roles at companies.

Flexibility also lets people work at times when they are physically primed for their best job performance.

By allowing people to handle details of their personal life, whether it’s a morning exercise class or dropping the kids off to school, flexible scheduling helps people focus on their job more intently when they are there.

Telecommuting Can Help More People Develop Professionally

Some people just can’t work in a community setting. There are a host of reasons for this.

Sometimes, there are physical or mental disabilities that the average employer cannot fully accommodate. Other people struggle to focus when they are surrounded by others also working.

Telecommuting is one form of nontraditional employment that works for a great number of people.

Telecommuting is a great option for people with young children, as well as those caring for elderly adults or disabled family members.

Telecommuting can allow you to take a much better job than you could otherwise secure with limitations on your time and ability to commute or work in an office.

Flexible Work Schedules Help People Work After Retirement

Retirement can be a very relaxing time, but it can also be dull. Many older adults find that continuing to work part-time is often a good option after retirement age.

Not only do they receive additional income, but they also get to enjoy the social benefits of ongoing employment. Flexible scheduling makes it easier for retirement age individuals to fit their job duties into their potentially very busy lifestyle. 

Your time is expensive

How much time do you spend on a daily basis on commuting? Personally, I spend about 3 hours a day going back and forth to work.

Time is money and unfortunately, commuting amounts to time that an employer does not cover. However, on the employees’ end, it’s lost time with family, exercising, cooking or even relaxing while watching a television show.

Through telecommuting, you will find yourself suddenly with more time on your hands and a better quality of life.

Although only some employers offer telecommuting and flexible scheduling options, more companies are considering this increasingly popular trend.

If you are looking to maximize your income based on the work you do, looking for jobs that allow you flexible scheduling may be a great option. That way, you can do several part-time jobs at the same time.

Telecommuting can also fit well in a frugal lifestyle, as it removes the expense related to your daily commute to work.

Considering alternative options for employment is a great idea for anyone who really wants to approach their finances from a frugal mindset.

About Ronnie E.

Ronnie is the frugal Latina of the group. Hailing from the beautiful Andes Mountains in Bolivia, she lives and breathes frugality. She loves to figure out how to spend less money and takes on the challenge of finding great deals and cheaper options every day.

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