Business Insider via Getty Images A few years ago, a young woman was hired as a contractor for a small tech startup.
She’d previously worked at a large, established company and earned a few hundred dollars a week.
She worked from home, took home an apartment and her children’s toys.
She was a bit nervous about working with the new people who were taking her job, but after one day she felt her job had changed, and she was finally in a position to pursue a career she felt qualified for.
“I thought it was a great opportunity,” she told me.
But a few months later, she got an email from the company asking if she was interested in working as a software developer.
“They said I was being hired to work on a software project,” she said.
The position was a small, remote one.
The team was just a few people and she’d been told she would work for less than a month.
The only pay was $5 per hour, and if she didn’t like it she’d have to go home and change her clothes.
The project was a little more complex than she expected, and they wanted her to code a few different parts of it.
She ended up working from home for the next few months, learning how to use Python and Ruby and how to write some of her own code.
“That was kind of the hardest part for me,” she recalled.
The company wanted to be able to hire her to do more things, like support new developers, but she had to be on a team.
She had to sign a noncompete agreement to not work for any other company.
And the only pay she got was about $10 an hour.
The paychecks came with an annoying clause: she could not work from home if she had any allergies.
“You had to write code in your sleep, you had to go to a doctor’s appointment,” she explained.
She would wake up and eat a snack in her apartment, and that would be the extent of her working hours.
Her contract required that she worked from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but that was a lot less than the two hours she normally worked.
When she finally did find a job, she was offered the position of an assistant programmer.
She liked the idea, but it was also the first time she’d ever worked from her home.
“My boss asked, ‘Is this the best way to get a job?’ and I said, ‘I’ve never worked from my home,'” she said, adding that she didn.
“When you’re young, you’re working from your parents’ house.
When you’ve got to leave your house for work, it’s not a good thing.”
When I asked her if she thought she would be able make it if she worked at home, she told the story again.
“Maybe if I could do it, I could get another job,” she replied.
She did eventually get a second job, working from a different company.
She got the chance to see her family more frequently, and when she got home, they were very excited about her new career opportunity.
“If I worked from a house I would get paid more than from a home, and I would have the same amount of money,” she added.
But she said she was also surprised that she had been offered such a large salary.
“The salary was really great,” she acknowledged.
“But I still think I’m still a bit naïve to the fact that I might be able get a better salary in my new job.”
She said she had started to think of her salary as “money” instead of a “job.”
She’d been offered about $200 a week, but that’s much less than what she’s making now.
In the past, she had had her own house, and the idea of a big company paying her rent and food was something she wanted to avoid.
But when she started working at a company, she found that there was a new job, one that was better paid.
“One day, I was in the middle of working, and my manager was like, ‘Can you work from my house?'” she recalled, laughing.
“So I worked there, and it was nice to have someone else.”
She didn’t want to be a part of the culture of the new company, so she asked if she could move into the company’s office.
She said the receptionist was very friendly, and he was happy to talk to her about things.
“He said, if you work here, I’ll pay you a lot more,” she recounted.
She decided to work there and had the most wonderful experience working there.
But then she found out that she wasn’t going to get any of the benefits that come with being a full-time employee.
The new company was looking to hire people who had some