Saturday, July 22, 2006


I have been toying with the idea that I would like to work part-time from my home using my computer. Being a widow I am feeling the crunch of escalating prices of everything. I could work at my leisure and put in as many hours as I wanted or whatever was determined on a weekly basis.

I have gone online, but am so leary of "work from home" ads and no way to phone anyone or whether they are even legitimate. And honestly, I don't want to get caught up in some sort of scam.

Could any of you direct me or to you have first hand knowledge of where I might start to inquire about something like this? I started out as a keypunch operator in 1968 after high school. Things have definitely changed since then. I have many years of clerical experience, receptionist, scheduling appointments and even billing experience as I worked for a pediatrician for 12 years. Currently I work for the state government and have been there for 12 years too. My classification is Office Service Clerk which means absolutely nothing to me. It is just a classification. I know MS Word, a little Excel as I had a wee bit of training on it. Our department has its own networking so the programs are different rather than normal.

If anyone has any suggestions as to where to start, I would appreciate them. I've checked newspaper ads and find them frustrating. I think that I would be beneficial to a company who needs a service like that. I have never taken dictation, but feel that I am pretty good at composing letters. I would not be interested in telephoning individuals. I prefer to use only the computer.

Helpful hints? Please respond. Thanks much.