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7 companies hiring work from home employees this month: july 2017

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It’s July! It feels a bit like summer is halfway over, doesn’t it? It hardly seems fair. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean it’s time to lay off the job search, or that companies aren’t hiring. Here are seven jobs you can apply to right now – many of them with no previous experience working remotely, and applying your already great skills!

Finance Customer & Employee Support Representative at Remote Year: Remote Year is a company that I’ve showcased here before, and they’re growing rapidly. If you feel comfortable managing financial questions from customers and employees, this job’s for you – you don’t even need a finance degree or experience!

Fan Happiness Associate at Gametime: If you live in a few specific states, Gametime is looking for you! Providing support for their customer service team and keeping customers happy, they’re hiring for a few different shifts. Positions start at $15/hour, full time with benefits available.

Customer Support Specialist at Boords: If you’re looking to break into the tech industry, working for an SaaS is a great introduction. Boords is a storyboarding product that’s two years old, and looks to be expanding! They note that having excellent communication skills is desired, as is customer-facing job experience in the past.

Account Migrations Specialist at Convertkit: ConvertKit is a mailing list service built for bloggers, by bloggers. If you subscribe to any mailing lists (including mine!) there’s a good chance that you’ve at least received mail sent by them, if you aren’t a blogger yourself using their service. They’re hiring an account specialist to help new users migrate their existing mailing lists over, so check out a free trial, add it to your resume, and apply.

Customer Champion at Zapier: Zapier is a great company with a great reputation, continuing to grow exponentially. They’re hiring a support specialist with working hours that are outside “normal” North American business hours, which is great for a digital nomad (or American night owl.)

Technical Writing Lead at GitLab: GitLab has one of the best company cultures in tech, and they’re looking for a new lead for their technical writing staff. In this role, you’ll take charge of help articles, tutorials, and the knowledge base, while managing other writers and collaborating with the marketing and sales teams to ensure all information is accurate.

Game Day Monitor at MLB Media: If I knew anything at all about baseball, I would be on this job so fast. Get paid to watch games, make sure streams work, and keep up with what’s happening where? If only it was hockey… Apply now – they’re hiring more than one monitor, but it’s certainly competitive!

If you’re looking for freelance writing jobs, check out this post with tons of websites that pay for your submissions – or check out Contena, where you can search hundreds of new, legitimate writing and editing jobs every day.

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July 7, 2017
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go cubs go / race to wrigley 5k recap

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race to wrigley

It’s been quite awhile since I sat down to write a race recap! Last weekend I headed out to do the Race to Wrigley 5k, sponsored by the 2016 World Champion Cubs.

I didn’t go to packet pickup so I can’t speak to that experience, but my partner in crime seemed to be in and out very quickly.

Saturday morning we rolled out of bed at 6am and grabbed a coffee and a Lyft by 6:45. Next year I would leave a bit later – it was a little on the chilly side, but the Cubs team store and Sports World were both open for pre-race shopping. Getting there was very easy – they hadn’t shut the streets down yet so our Lyft dropped us off right at the start line, and everything was well-signed so it wasn’t hard to navigate. For the first time I thought I might have an issue with runner’s trots, but it ended up holding off (thank goodness.) Around 7:40 they started corralling everyone to the start line, and after a few stretches and the national anthem, we were off. Thank goodness the rain held off – I’m writing this in a thunderstorm and it would have been a cold (but fun) race through this weather.

I thought the course was great – flat, easy, and not too many turns. There was a ton of course support in the form of security and police officers, and it was one of the best and safest road races I’ve ever done. The two water stops on the course both seemed like they could have benefitted from a longer head start or more tables to line up cups on because when we went through, they were already getting backed up and running out, and we were toward the front of the pack.

When the course looped back around and we saw Harry Caray standing on the corner signaling our arrival back to the Field, it was such a relief, but also super exciting. Running through the concourse was fun, and a great way to finish the race. Hitting the mile 3 marker and with the finish line in sight, we both took off to cross the finish line… so we thought.

The finish line was the only part of the day I would have changed. Not too long after we took off at the mile marker, it started backing up terribly because the finisher chute was far too small to sustain the number of runners finishing. Add in the fact that many of the fun runners were finishing at the same time as us and there was really not enough room. From the time we stopped until we actually crossed the timing mat, it was almost six minutes. I’m still really proud of my time (especially for having not trained at all) and proud of Brendan for doing so well even when it got hard!

This race also helped me remember how much I love running. The camaraderie, the good ache after going hard, the joy of the finish line banana and happy volunteers giving out medals. Despite the finish line backup, it was a really great race, and I’m excited to Race to Wrigley again next year!

May 1, 2017
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