Top workplaces 2020: Work-life balance while working from home

Linda Miller has found a happy medium.

She lives in Warrenton, Va., which puts her right in between her job as an executive assistant at the economic consulting firm Bates White in Northwest Washington and her 86-year-old parents’ home in Harrisonburg, Va. Before the novel coronavirus forced many workers out of the office, Miller would drive to Harrisonburg once or twice a month and arrive at her parents’ by 8 a.m. to start working remotely. There were days when Miller would stop working at 9 p.m. or midnight if she started later, but her superiors never seemed to mind.

“I feel like I can be just as responsive [working remotely],” Miller said. “I would log into the Bates White computer system while standing at my mom’s kitchen counter and answer emails or work on a project while cooking my dad breakfast, looking over their monthly bills or answering one of

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Galloway Home For Sale On Working Farm With 4K Christmas Trees

GALLOWAY, NJ — This working organic farm includes Christmas trees ready to sell, an oversized pole barn and a greenhouse. Check out more photos on realtor.com.

  • Address: 222 S Cologne Ave, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
  • Price: $688,000
  • Square Feet: 5000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4 Baths
  • Built: 2006
  • Features: LOCATED IN GALLOWAY TWP, MAILING ADDRESS OF EGG HARBOR CITY!! ENTREPRENEURS DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ORGANIC FARM! BEAUTIFUL….DESCRIBES THIS ESTATE LIKE HOME AND THE PROPERTY IT SITS ON!! TRANQUILITY AT ITS BEST IS WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE WALKING THE 20 ACRES RESTING ADJACENT TO ADDITIONAL 20 ACRES.(SOLD SEPARATELY). ALMOST 5000 SQFT CUSTOM BUILT 4 BED 4 BATH + OFFICE, BONUS ROOM HOME WITH 3 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING WORK SHOP & GREEN HOUSE. CAN BE SUBDIVIDED SOLAR PANELS HELPS WITH ELECTRIC BILL & THEY ARE 100% OWNED, NO LEASE TO WORRY ABOUT!! 42′ CUSTOM KITCHEN CABINETS, ROLL OUT
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Home prices notch record high while supply remains low | What’s Working

A median-priced home on the Seacoast hit a record $615,000 last month, helping to fuel a statewide price milestone as well.

“It already has created an affordability issue,” said John Rice, chief statistician for the Seacoast Board of Realtors, which represents 13 cities and towns, including Portsmouth and oceanfront communities.

“The median price of a single-family home in Portsmouth is probably roughly $300,000 more than Dover and Rochester,” said Rice, an associate broker at Tate & Foss Sotheby’s International Realty in Rye.

“Every night, you see a sea of traffic going from Portsmouth to Dover and Rochester,” Rice said of workers commuting home.

Statewide, a tight inventory of homes for sale helped boost prices to a record $350,500 for a median priced home last month — 14.9% higher than a year earlier.

“It’s a great time to be selling and a lousy time to be buying,” said Russ Thibeault, a

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QVC puts call center in Chesapeake up for sale or lease; employees to keep working from home

QVC, the television-based home-shopping retailer, has put its 52,911-square-foot Chesapeake call center on the market. Its employees have been and will continue to work from home permanently.

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed Qurate Retail Group, which owns QVC, to rapidly shift to a work-from-home model, something that was in the works before the global health crisis that led to business closures and social distancing rules. The company’s entire U.S. Customer Service & Experience division, with few exceptions, will keep working from home indefinitely.

Qurate has about 18,000 workers across the United States. The company wouldn’t say how many people had worked at the Chesapeake location, saying only that a small number of on-site operations staff were affected by the shift. The company told workers about the permanent shift to work-from-home in July.

The office at 1553 River Birch Run North had once housed a large number of people. As of early

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Big Santa Clara housing complex and working farm get key funding

SANTA CLARA — A unique mixed-use project of affordable homes and a working farm proposed for Santa Clara has landed key financing from a state bond, clearing the way for a construction start next year, the developers said.

Agrihood, which will consist of 361 homes and an urban farm across the street from the Westfield Valley Fair mall, has obtained $50 million in tax-exempt bonds from the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, Core Cos., the developer of the Santa Clara project, said.

“Our success in securing bond financing reflects the importance of the Agrihood in providing stable, sustainable housing,” said Vince Cantore, a vice president of development with Core Cos.

The 361 new homes in Agrihood will include 181 that will be offered at below-market rates. Of the 181 affordable homes, 165 will be set aside for low-income seniors.

Along with the housing, Agrihood will also offer an urban farm,

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How Working From Home Hurt The Wealthy

While lockdown has punished the mental health of many, few have paused to think about their bosses. But experts and research now show how working from home has taken its toll on business leaders, celebrities, and the wealthy. And it is only going to get worse.

“We had people coming to us who started with social drinking and then ended up with one bottle of vodka a day,” says Marta Ra, CEO of Paracelsus Recovery.

Alcoholism is just one of the affects lockdown has had on her clients, who include some of the wealthiest business leaders and celebrities in the world. “When you’re a CEO and you order around all your subordinates and now you’re sitting at home? Some people are really struggling with that because their ego is not nurtured enough.

“They’re used to having a whole armada or group of people reporting to

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Working towards independent energy supply, New homes in American Fork, Bringing Hope to the Table

Daimler partners, working towards independent power

Daimler AG announced it is utilizing its automotive fuel cell systems in stationary power systems to demonstrate a sustainable and independent energy supply for data centers, and to accelerate the transition to renewable energy generation and supply.

The company has experience with hydrogen-powered electric vehicles over several vehicle generations and millions of tests around the world, and recently presented the next step with pre-production models of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F Cell. Convinced of the potential of fuel cell technology and hydrogen as an energy storage medium in the context of the overall energy system, the company is extending its development activities into non-transportation industries. Joining forces with industry leaders Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Power Innovations, Daimler will develop prototype systems starting this year for back-up and continuous power solutions for data centers and other stationary applications using automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems.

According to

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