July 16, 2012 |
Working from home sounds like a great idea. But is it? Home- and mobile-office life may have advantages, but perhaps not for everyone. See if it could work for you. Pick the right occupation. This 2009 report from the U.S. Department of Labor said 12 percent of all workers were working at home on an average day. The percentage rose to 20 percent for occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, 34 percent for the self-employed, and a whopping 55 percent for occupations in the arts, design, entertainment, sports and media.
November 5, 1999 |
Home offices have been springing up in every room of the house - even sharing the living room, as families increasingly find togetherness around the computer. Now, with the advent of the affordable PC, there's even more of a push to find accommodations for the technology. "The $500-and-under-PC this Christmas will open up the market like never before for less-affluent people who haven't bought one," said Ray Allegrezza, editor of SoHo Today, the small-office/home-office furniture journal.
October 18, 1996 |
The chairwoman of the township's Planning Board denied yesterday that she violated ethical standards by working out of her home while the board revised a municipal ordinance regulating home offices. With Township Committee elections less than three weeks away, the local governing body is asking a state agency to determine whether Nancy Myers, a Democratic candidate for one of two open committee seats, should be penalized. Two Republican committee members and a Cinnaminson resident say they believe there is a conflict of interest.
August 15, 2015
Q: I recently read your article in Costco Connections magazine: "Make your bedroom feel like a five-star hotel room. " I enjoyed your take on making it a getaway from other functions, so I'm trying to move any home office-related items out to accomplish that. In the meantime, I'm making one of my spare bedrooms into an office and could use some advice on wall color and decor. My hope is to buy a cherry or walnut desk with matching credenza, a lateral file cabinet, and possibly a bookcase or small bar. - SM A: I'm so glad you enjoyed the article.
January 26, 2013 |
Sometimes, when guests step inside the Washington Square condominium of Gail Caskey Winkler and her husband, Roger Moss, there's a classic double-take moment. Past the typical 1960s architecture in the building's public spaces, a sudden sense of grandeur grabs you - all the way from antiquity forward. In the vestibule, a classic black-and-white patterned floor of marble and granite, rests a first-century B.C. amphora, a carrying vessel that looks its age. But on a wall nearby is an unmistakably modern steel sculpture.
June 10, 2015 |
The CEO relinquishes power, changes compensation to a "badge" system of rewards for skills, and has "governance" sessions in place of daily meetings. Welcome to the trademarked workplace known as Holacracy. Zappos.com founder Tony Hsieh embraced the Holacracy ethic so deeply that last month the online shoe company executive asked all employees to adopt it, or leave with pay. And 86 percent of Zappos employees stayed. Notable departures included the company's chief technology officer; vice presidents of customer service, human resources, and recruiting; and Alexis Gonzales-Black, who co-led the transition to Holacracy.
November 11, 1994 |
It just snaps together?" I asked the salesman, pointing at the floor model of a simple plastic desk, just big enough to hold a computer and keyboard, a cup of coffee, a sweet roll, some note paper and a telephone - the tools of my trade. "Right," the salesman said. "Just snap it together or unsnap it to take it apart. " "It doesn't have bolts, screws or anything like that?" "Oh, no, it's real easy the way they make these things nowadays. Sell lots of them. " Real easy.
March 26, 2015 |
A counselor from Upper Gwynedd Township has been charged with inappropriately touching a teenage client, Montgomery County officials announced Tuesday. Bernard Rivas, 73, is charged with touching a 14-year-old girl during counseling sessions at his home. Rivas is a licensed counselor who sees clients in his home office and specializes in working with teens in crisis, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Upper Gwynedd police received a complaint in February that Rivas had touched a 14-year-old girl who was one of his counseling clients.
April 20, 2012 |
As with all great love stories, Bobbie Ann Tilkens-Fisher and Matthew Fisher found their dream home when they weren't even looking. The couple were happy living in their Northern Liberties rowhouse until they visited Bobbie's family in Wisconsin for the December 2008 holidays. Cocktails at an acquaintance's midcentury house piqued Bobbie's interest: What would it be like to live in one, and are there any in Philadelphia? Back East she went searching, eventually finding the website Modern Homes Philadelphia, run by real estate agent Craig Wakefield, which hosts listings plus resources to learn about the history and significant players behind the region's considerable inventory of midcentury homes.
June 12, 2013
D EAR ABBY: My partner of 12 years and I are well-educated, successful career men. Every few months my mom comes to visit. The last few visits were not so great. We caught Mom snooping in our bedroom and our home office. When we confronted her, she got upset and stormed out of the room in tears. We recently had some renovations done to the house that included locks on our bedroom and office doors. When neither of us is home, the doors stay locked. Nothing was said about it during Mom's last visit, but last week we received a note from her telling us not to come for our usual summer visit.