The idea of remote work is super appealing for many parents. Working from home means no commute, and more time with the kids and can even give some parents the ability to earn a paycheck without losing a large chunk of it to childcare. If you've been looking to try out a legit work from home opportunity, we've got good news for you, mama.
Amazon is looking to hire 1,750 part-time, seasonal, remote customer service associates as it gears up for the holiday shopping season.
If you've got customer service experience, a high school diploma, and live in Nebraska, South Carolina, Idaho, New Mexico, Tennessee, Louisiana, West Virginia, Alabama, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, or Mississippi, you can apply to work as a remote customer service associate.
According to Amazon, the customer service associates are paid $10.00 an hour for a minimum of 112 hours of training over four weeks. When you're done training, the pay bumps up to $12.00 an hour. These positions will involve a variety of shifts, including weekends, and about 20-29 hours a week.
The posting is for seasonal employees, who can stay with Amazon for up to nine months, but Amazon notes there may be opportunities for regular work in the future, so this might be a good way to get your foot in the door.
Speaking of doors, you might want one for your work space if you're going to work when the kids are home.
Amazon requires remote employees to "provide a home work area that is free of any and all distractions" in order to be able to give their undivided attention to the work, and employees must agree to "not provide child or adult care during hours of scheduled work."
That doesn't mean that this can't work for mothers, though. If you have a co-parent who can watch the kids while you work weekends, or your kids have a grandmother who just loves to babysit, this could be the remote gig for you.