Make the World Your OŽce

Some 43 per­cent of Amer­i­can em­ploy­ees work at least re­motely part of the time, ac­cord­ing to a Gallup sur­vey. That num­ber has con­tin­ued to climb as free­lancers take on a greater share of the work­load and video con­fer­enc­ing makes meet­ings “pants op­tional

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ASK IN PER­SON When you’re ready to ne­go­ti­ate a new work ar­range­ment, set up a face-to-face meet­ing with your boss to out­line your plan.

DEMON­STRATE VALUE Re­mind your boss that you boosted rev­enue with your su­per spread­sheet, or that you haven’t taken time o in a decade.

EN­SURE YOU’RE IN­SURED Your health in­sur­ance might not cover ex­tended trips abroad; make sure you’re cov­ered for prob­lems that might arise.

GO FREE­LANCE If all else fails, take the show on the road. Fully 35 per­cent of the Amer­i­can work­force has taken a lone-wolf ap­proach to work.

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