Be the Boss Over Cancer

For patients and survivors, we often recommend work-from-home jobs, as they can make it easier to balance employment and cancer treatment/side effects. There are lots of opportunities to be found on online job boards, but how can you be sure that the job posting you’re looking at is legitimate?

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Last week, we posted a blog about the benefits of remote work — for both the employer and the employee. And we frequently talk about the pros of working remotely, for cancer patients and survivors. But for some managers, overseeing an employee who works off-site can be a challenge. Read on for tips on supervising an employee who works remotely.

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Despite the fact that the remote workforce continues to grow and evolve, there is still much debate about its benefits and productivity compared to those of a traditional workforce. A recent survey illustrates the positive aspects of remote work, which is often a great option for cancer patients and survivors who want to keep working.

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We hosted our first ever Tweetchat on addressing cancer at work on Tuesday, June 16th 2015! The chat was co-moderated by Flexjobs and 90 participants joined us over the course of the chat and the days leading up to it to discuss the nuances of working during and after treatment.

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We frequently talk about the benefits of telecommuting jobs for cancer patients and survivors - flexible hours to work around doctor appointments, working from home to help manage side effects, etc. If you're looking for flexible work, here are a few tips for interviewing for a remote job from an Idealist blog.

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The Muse recently wrote a great post titled A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Any Work Schedule You Want, with some super relevant information for patients/survivors who need modified work schedules based on treatment and side-effects. Read on for tips on how to talk to your boss about getting a more flexible schedule!

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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation for workers who can’t make it to the office. This is great news for cancer patients and survivors who need a more flexible work option!

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Deciding whether to continue working during and/or after cancer treatment is difficult. The thought of managing the stress of your job and battling cancer can feel overwhelming, but your career is important for many reasons, including your financial stability and personal identity.

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We're thrilled to announce that our brand new Job Search Toolkit is now available for free order and download! Read on for an overview of the new publication and where to order your copy today!

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New co-working spaces offer survivors an expanded opportunity to telecommute, collaborate and create community along the way.

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Two articles were recently published that profiled a patient going through treatment. Both of these subjects - Robin Quivers and Andrew Youssef - discussed the importance of work in their own lives.

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FlexJobs recently launched their 1 Million for Work Flexibility campaign, exciting news for anyone looking for better work-life balance

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Whether you telecommute around the world or work from a home office, striking a balance between your work and personal lives is no easy feat.

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Marissa Mayer unfortunately announced that Yahoo was no longer allowing employees to work from home, but the backlash has been heartening.

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Flexjobs is back offering discounts to any of our readers looking for flexible work options.

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A new study shows that telecommuting increases work hours and blurs the lines between work and home, making it important to set boundaries.

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We are always on the lookout for valuable information to share, and we found some great articles from our partners at FlexJobs.com.

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The Harvard Business Review recently published an article on setting boundaries on the sacrifices you are willing to make for work. While this is obviously important for all employees across the board, these boundaries can be especially necessary for cancer survivors.

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More and more people are choosing to work from home - learn about industries that are growing in this area and see if these more flexible job options might be right for you.

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Working from home is on the rise, and more companies are trusting their employees to be productive in their own home offices in addition to the workplace. This is real progress, and bodes well for cancer survivors wanting flex-time!

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