ON THE JOB: Can’t You See I’m Working?

Telecommuting may be the best thing for a parent who wants to adjust his or her work-life balance, but distractions by family members are plentiful. C.J. Hayden, co-author of “Get Hired NOW!”, offers some tips for establishing workday boundaries at home, including posting a schedule of “open-door” and “closed-door” times and avoiding using the words “I’m busy.” She acknowledges that steps can be taken to ensure that family members’ feelings are not hurt, but also advises the parent to hold firm on established policies. To view this article, click here.