Telecommuting job, better known as work-from-home or working in a remote job is slowly picking up in Indian job market, especially for women professionals. There are many women who give up the professional career midway and prefer to work in flexible hours at the comforts of their home. However, there are many who hesitate to take the plunge of doing a part-time or work-from-home job. The main reason is that many professional women feel that there won’t be a steady flow of income or there will be less income in a telecommuting job or a remote job.
Yes, it is true that there is a great income disparity when you work from home. Your salary is much less than that of a pay-package of a regular job. But, there are many hidden costs involved (which you pay from your salary) when you do a full-time job. When you work in a remote job for flexible hours, there is definitely a pay cut but in the long-run, if you analyze, you can save a lot when you are associated with working from home rather than working full time.