Okay, I have worked for the Pointy Haired Boss one day too many. (I was going to call him Satan, but didn't want anyone to think I was working for Firegirl's ex).
I know that many of those on the FORT are working under contract or working from home or telecommuting. I'm interested in serious discussions about how you managed that.
Logistically, I can do 90% of my work from home, but cant get PHB on board with the concept. I have been approached by some of his competitors, but those are iffy outlets.
My work is technical, but not as much so as, say John's. Primarily I write proposals for professional services contracts (RFPs, RFQs) and create presentations and provide presentation coaching.
What types of work are most common for telecommuting/contract work? Do you find these occur of a full-time on site job you had originally and you worked it out with your employer to work off-site? Or did you find your work thru other venues?
I'm just interested in hearing what other folks are doing. Feel free to PM or email me if you can't describe your own scenario publicly.