“As we go forward, I hope we’re going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work.” -Sergey Brin
Get over it people! (comment directed to employers, bosses, and workers) The world has changed. It’s 2012, not 1997, and we have the technology to make work at home your daily reality.
Unless you work in a hands on physical labor job (construction, gardening, maid, etc) or you are in a hands on service business (police, firemen, medical, etc), your job can be converted to remote work, and not just remote IT work.
OK, so if you choose to be a funeral director I can’t help you, but who would want to do that anyway?
Even fast food jobs are going remote.
Think of how much the world has changed. Order a Big Mac lately? The guy or gal behind the counter wasn’t behind the counter at all, they were taking your order in a different state, “McDonald’s Remote Ordering System Is Gaining Popularity” – The Consumerist
Had an X-Ray, CT Scan or MRI recently?
Waiting on a call from your family Doctor or Specialist to get your test results from a recent test? Maybe they are waiting on their Technician to read and interpret the test first, from India.“Who’s Reading Your X-Ray?” New York Times
Tax season is creeping up on us, better make a call to your friendly Accountant or Bookkeeper, in the Philippines.
This one even surprised me at first, but then it wasn’t really a surprise after all. “Ten Things Tax Preparers Won’t Tell You” Smart Money
I was a little surprised that tax returns would get farmed out overseas, but I understand, how else would the big firms compete?
So what does this mean for you?
I am all for work going to the most efficient, lowest cost, highest quality location. At Remote Worker Daily, we promote the remote lifestyle, which often includes workers from around the world.
I only picked three examples of hundreds of potential examples to prove my point that most work can be done remotely, and not just remote IT work or customer service, or sales type jobs.
h3>You need to be prepared for the new world order.
If you are not in a job that demands physical presence, you need to learn how to profitably work remotely as an employee, contractor, freelancer, or entrepreneur. Don’t wait, if you are not prepared and skilled for the work from anywhere jobs, someone in another part of the world is.