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The Rat Race Rebellion
December 6, 2008 Edition
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- A note from
- The latest from the telework arena.
OF THE WEEK
- Words of
wisdom that caught
- SCREENED JOB
nuggets our research
team mined for you this week!
The "fine print."
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readers an edge.
This week’s issue brings our
customary 20 hand-screened jobs and projects, but is a bit more svelte
than usual, as Chris and I have seen a significant rise in our
workload. (More on that later, as we think you’ll find one
project especially interesting.)
Since we try to follow our own work/life balance advice, we may reduce
the Bulletin’s text load in future issues. We’ll
to publish jobs each week, but may go (for a time) to a
jobs-plus-commentary issue every other week.
Given the pinches and pains of the recession, we’re also
more fresh freebies at RatRaceRebellion.com, on our Freebies &
To sample the latest, see http://www.ratracerebellion.com/freebies.htm.
Enjoy, Good Luck, and Be Well.
DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE, WITH A DASH
“RISE OF THE AT-HOME
CALL CENTER AGENT”
AND SIMPLE LIVING
Whatever job you have in mind, it always helps to have a good grasp of
the job type and the industry. For a quick summary of the development
of the home-based call center agent, see this recent piece by the CEO
of virtual call center Alpine Access: http://tinyurl.com/68fcsz
COLLEGES WANT TO OFFER BACHELOR’S – MORE E-TEACHING
In the US, community colleges have been “muscling
the turf of conventional four-year schools for years. Now, in the state
of Washington, they want to offer four-year degrees.
Could this be the start of a national trend? (I wouldn’t be
surprised.) Further, since many community colleges have embraced online
learning, this may spell a (gradual) rise in online teaching jobs.
For more, see http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/390400_colleges03.html?source=mypi
GOOD NEWS IS, GAS IS GOING TO A DOLLAR A GALLON
The bad news is, nobody’s got a dollar.
INDIA, HOME-BASED KNOWLEDGE WORKERS “COULD GO TO 30%-40% IN
In India, king of business process and “knowledge
outsourcing, there’s talk of 30%-40% of workers becoming
home-based in the next decade.
If India can resolve infrastructure issues and reduce red tape, this
will accelerate the trend. Global warming concerns may do so as well.
For green folks, of particular concern is the prospective carbon
footprint of India’s rising middle class….
For more, see http://tinyurl.com/6efnef
Here’s this week’s freebalicities, for tight times.
If you see something you like, be sure to grab it fast, as free stuff
goes quickly on the Web. (Fine print: I’m afraid we have no
control over supplies, or when the vendors decide to halt their offers
or fulfillment. US-only unless otherwise indicated.)
ain’t worth a dime anymore.” -- Yogi Berra
Note: All positions are screened, but we can’t, of
course, “guarantee” the legitimacy of any hirer or
lead, so please do your own
‘due diligence’ as well! All positions are paid
unless otherwise noted. The
amount of compensation is included in the summary when given in the
please note that on occasion the hirer will decide to change
the description or the availability of the job or project shortly AFTER
summary is published here. (Unfortunately, we have no control over
Therefore, be sure to read the underlying ad carefully, and apply
any job that interests you.
1. Language Instructors for Conversational English (“Teaching
experience not required”) |||||
US / China-based language-services firm Idapted seeks freelance
Language Instructors to work with high school students, college
students and young professionals on their conversational English.
“Prior teaching experience is a plus. However, our platform
training program is designed to equip native speakers with the
necessary skills to be effective Instructors without any prior
background in education.”
=> Learn More: http://www.idapted.com/opportunities/faq.html
2. Engagement Manager Assistant |||||
International consulting firm McKinsey & Co. seeks a full-time
Engagement Manager Assistant “[t]o provide a wide range of
administrative support to several Engagement Managers or other Practice
Managers/CSS or projects as appropriate.”
Pays $27,000-$29,000 per year.
=> Learn More: http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=77890540
3. Translators and Proofreaders Wanted in “All
International translation firm Lingo24 seeks Translators and
Proofreaders “in all languages.” Requirements
years’ professional experience.
=> Learn More: http://www.lingo24.com/new_translators.html
4. Executive Editor, Science |||||
US-based Nesbitt Graphics seeks an Executive Editor, Science.
“Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree or
Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Science Education, 3-5 years
teaching experience, and 5 or more years’ editorial
including management in educational publishing. Must be highly
organized and enjoy multi-tasking in a fast-paced
=> Learn More: http://bbboston.org/pageJobs_view.cfm?jobid=7040
||||| 5. Investment Analyst (US;
“Minimal visits to office in Philadelphia, Pa.”)
US-based placement firm Mountain, Ltd. is advertising for an Investment
Analyst. “This position is responsible for compiling and
the data needed for quarterly investment monitoring reports.”
- B. S. or B. A. degree preferred but not required
- Background in investments, finance or accounting
- Several years experience in investments, financial accounting or
related fields required”
Pays $200 per report.
=> Learn More: http://www.jobsinpa.com/seek/resultdetail.aspx?jobnum=456885
6. Director, Clinical Account Management (“Anywhere in
US-based Innoviant Prescription Services is looking for a Director,
Clinical Account Management.
“Responsibilities include to manage and oversee the Clinical
Account Management department. Use promotion and application of
Innoviant clinical programs to maximize the value of the pharmacy
benefit offered. Identify opportunities for clinically
appropriate, cost effective improvement by acting in a consultative
Qualifications include “[e]xperience in a managed care
organization, hospital or retail pharmacy.”
=> Learn More: https://uhg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1215447
7. Freelance Writers, Literary Criticism |||||
International publisher EBSCO Publishing seeks freelance Writers
“for a new series of literary criticism [US and UK
that will appear in print as well as in our award winning Literary
Reference Center database.”
“Contributors will be compensated on a per-item basis and
a by-line and a short biographical note. Qualified candidates hold a
Ph.D., or are presently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, and have a
demonstrated ability to write for an undergraduate audience and meet
=> Learn More: http://tinyurl.com/5mx3ts
and Mike here -- Do you need writing experience to
qualify for freelance writing, blogging, proofreading or editorial
to demonstrate your expertise for hiring managers or prospective
We recommend Helium
(it’s free). You can get writing
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you learn. You can also choose among many popular topics, and build
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For more, click
8. “Entrepreneurial Writer-Editor”
(“Anywhere in US”) |||||
US-based Risk Information, Inc., seeks a “journalist [with at
least 5 years’ experience] to write for, edit, and complete
production of two newsletters, Auto Insurance Report (weekly) and
Property Insurance Report (bi- weekly). We're looking for someone who
likes complicated subjects. Someone who is comfortable writing with an
opinion, rather than traditional news.”
=> Learn More: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1001125
9. Medical Writers |||||
US-based Liberty Personnel Services seeks full-time Medical Writers.
“We need someone degreed in Science with 2-5 plus years
experience working for either a CME or health care communications
company. Duties will include but not limited to working on
slides, kits, monographs, journal articles, clinical case studies, and
=> Learn More: http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=67393107&
10. Sales Manager, Fluent in German and English (UK) |||||
Excite Professional (www.excite-pro.com), “one of the first
leading successful companies that creates unique services aimed at
capitalising on the growing digital imaging industry,” seeks
German-speaking Sales Manger based in the UK.
“Responsible for identifying and generating new business
contacts to promote the company in Europe.”
Telephone sales experience required. Base salary ₤20,000.
=> Learn More: http://www.toplanguagejobs.co.uk/job-207511.html
11. Medical Transcriptionists and Voice-Recognition Editors (US) |||||
US-based DeVenture Health Partners is looking for the following:
“ACUTE CARE MT'S OR VOICE RECOGNITION EDITORS WITH AT LEAST 3
YEARS OF ACUTE CARE EXPERIENCE; CLINIC NOTES MT'S AND VOICE RECOGNITION
EDITORS WITH AT LEAST 3 YEARS OF CLINIC NOTES EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS
ACUTE CARE EXPERIENCE AND MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS WITH CLINIC NOTES
EXPERIENCE AND BEHAVIOR HEALTH EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.”
=> Learn More: http://www.mtjobs.com/job_detail.cfm?RowID=16809
12. Instructional Designers II for Kaplan University |||||
Kaplan U., owned by the Washington Post, is looking for Level II
Instructional Designers “to plan production elements of
and project manage the development of their assigned courses. They
build the courses in the platform (eCollege) using an authoring tool
(Lectora) and create interactive components for the courses.”
Requirements include Bachelor’s plus “Two to Four
experience in Instructional Design, Curriculum, Educational Medial
and/or Graphic Design.”
“Salary/Benefits: > $50,000.”
=> Learn More: http://tinyurl.com/6o4g8t
13. “Parenting School Age Children” Expert
(“Work from anywhere”) |||||
Information supersite About.com, owned by the NY Times, continues to
seek a part-time Expert (“Guide”) to cover
“The guide to parenting school-age children will be someone
both practical experience raising young kids and professional
experience working with children in K-5th grade.”
Guides are paid a minimum of $725 per month during the first two years,
with potential additional revenues from advertising. (About.com has
said elsewhere that Guides make an avg. of $1,000 per month.
=> Learn More: http://beaguide.about.com/applynow.htm
14. Online Faculty -- “Doctorate of Business
US-based Education Management Corp. seeks a full-time
of Business Administration” to “[i]nstruct and
meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and
proactively support all facets of the online learning environment to
support an exceptional student experience.”
Requirements include terminal degree and at least 5 years’
college-level teaching experience (including grad.-level teaching).
=> Learn More: http://tinyurl.com/5bw45u
15. Help Desk Analysts, Bi-Lingual German (US; training in Tampa, Fla.)
US-based CIBER seeks Help Desks Analysts who are bi-lingual in German.
“This position can be a telecommuting position. Also, must be
available to for training for up to 4 weeks in our Tampa Florida
“Successful applicant must have minimum of three years of
technical experience supporting IT end users in a Call Center
=> Learn More: http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=63291262
16. Bilingual Span.-Eng. Debt Counselors / Customer Svc. Reps. (US;
“Certification provided”) |||||
US-based Cricket Debt Counseling is looking for bilingual Financial
Counselors / Customer Service Representatives to counsel individuals
who are considering filing for bankruptcy.
“Employment is contingent upon obtaining valid Personal
Counselor certification. Certification costs paid by Cricket
=> Learn More: http://tinyurl.com/6lewlp
17. Freelance Writers (“Get free training on freelance
writing for the web”) |||||
Suite101.com seeks “[f]reelance writers, non-fiction authors,
journalism students and knowledge junkies who can publish 10 articles
every 3 months.”
“Write for targeted readers on your chosen subjects of
Pays share of advertising revenues.
=> Learn More: http://www.suite101.com/freelance_writers/
18. Case Management Specialists |||||
US-based Pathway Medical is looking for full-time Case Management
Specialists with an Associate’s Degree and at least 2
“Are you a problem solver with clinical experience, or
Case Management, Utilization Management experience? If you
become a resource, consultant, and educator in the planning and
delivery of patient care. You will assist with the development,
organization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of critical
activities related to patient outcomes.”
=> Learn More: http://tinyurl.com/6jof2l
19. Freelance Interactive Designer |||||
US-based Creative Circle is advertising for a part-time Interactive
“Candidates should have solid graphic design skills as well
the ability to think conceptually for the interactive realm. You will
be responsible for designing websites, microsites and banner ads. You
should have 3-4 years of web design experience.”
“Rate: Up to $30/hr. Based on Experience.”
=> Learn More: http://www.creativehotlist.com/index.asp?linkTarget=fullJob.asp&jobID=128621
20. Audio Identification Specialists (Listen to radio clips for
Media-researcher firm Nielsen seeks part-time Audio Identification
“[W]ill work from home or in a private location and listen to
audio clips that will span in length of approximately 30 to 60
seconds. These clips are recorded from radio broadcasts in
markets in the US and presented on [our] web site. The Audio
Identification Specialist will be trained to categorize the audio
“Experience in radio or radio advertising is not
=> Learn More: https://nielsen.taleo.net/careersection/3/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=0800353
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