Author: Jennifer Parris

About Jennifer Parris

Jennifer Parris once tackled a daily four-hour commute. Now, as a contributing writer for 1 Million for Work Flexibility and the Career Writer for FlexJobs, she commutes to the corner office (in her house, that is) in under 60 seconds.
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Why a Traditional Office Job Isn’t for Everyone

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

It’s long been assumed that if you have a job, then you must work in an office. With little thought to the needs of individual workers, many employers continue to simply offer the same old traditional, in-office schedules. But the truth is, a traditional office job just isn’t for everyone. Here's why.

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Remote Work or Telecommute: What’s the Difference

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: Remote Work|Tags: , , , |

Remote work or telecommute? Telework or work from home? They all seem to be fairly synonymous, so which one is the right term to use?

  • Parents whose coworkers donated vacation time

Coworkers Are Donating Vacation Time to New Parents

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , |

A new trend in the workplace involves colleagues collecting their vacation days, and then donating them to the new parents on their teams.

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Vermont Offers $10,000 to Move There and Work Remotely

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

The state of Vermont is known for its picturesque landscapes, maple syrups, and soon, its budding remote workforce. At least, that’s the goal of Governor Phil Scott, who signed a bill last week to encourage people to move to Vermont and work remotely for an out-of-state employer.

  • Woman who realizes that work flex can make your life better

How Work Flex Can Make Your Life Better, Both Fiscally and Physically

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Imagine having a job where you didn't have to spend money on things like gas, a professional wardrobe, or pricey lunches? Welcome to the world of remote work, a way of working that can make your life better.

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Disabled Workers Finding Greater Opportunities for Employment

By |May 10th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

In 2016, four times the number of disabled people joined the workforce than who were working working in the previous year. Here's how disabled workers are finding greater opportunities for employment.

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San Francisco Paves the Way for Gender Equality and Paid Parental Leave

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Closing the gender pay gap and paid parental leave policies are two hot-button topics that are often talked about by city and state legislators, but not always made into law—until now. San Francisco is breaking away from the proverbial pack and leading the charge towards making the workplace equitable for everyone.

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Spotlight on UnitedHealth Group

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: 1MFWF Supporter Spotlight|Tags: , , |

As a company, UnitedHealth Group is dedicated to providing the best possible care for its customers. And as an employer, the healthcare giant shows the same level of dedication to its employees. Here are 5 facts about UnitedHealth Group, a 1 Million for Work Flexibility partner, and its mission to helping others.

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13 Flexible Companies Committed to Paying Men and Women Equally

By |April 10th, 2018|Categories: Flexible Schedules|Tags: , , |

Many companies are now committed to ending the gender pay gap—at least within their own business borders—by paying men and women equally. Here are 13 of them.

  • Woman trying to stay connected while working from home

How to Stay Connected When You Work from Home

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Remote Work|Tags: , |

While working from home can sound heavenly at first, almost every remote worker can, at some point, experience moments of isolation. Here's how to stay connected.

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