I would love to apply for some of the customer service jobs I’ve seen, but they always say you have to have a quiet work environment. For anyone who works customer service from home and has kids, how do you manage that?
You schedule shifts before they get up or after they go to bed. Most of those companies are really, really, strict about having a quiet work environment so keep that in mind before you apply because some of them will blacklist you in the industry.
I can’t see this being an easy work at home job. My kids would be up at 6:00 a.m. and in bed by 8:00 p.m. so that would mean staying up pretty late or getting up really early. You’d have to be the type to be really chatty in the early morning or evening.
I’ve been wondering how to work this out myself. I have a ten month old daughter and I’ve been applying for customer service positions for about a week now. Hopefully I’ll be able to work it out if I’m offered a position!
I haven’t done this personally but had to chime in because my roommate used to do this when her son was very small and she had a few strategies. One was to always have a way to occupy her son during her shifts, whether that was TV, a nap, or even a play date. She also used her mute setting a lot to be safe, and had a special system with her son (when mommy is in this room, these are the rules and rewards). It isn’t easy but it can work!