Yes, its a thing, U Haul DOES hire workers from home as does many other big name companies.
In case you are one of the few people who don’t know what U-Haul does, they are a moving equipment and storage rental company. One of the great things about this company, in my opinion, not only do they offer work from home, they offer part-time work and flexible hours for those who are looking to simply add on to their current income.
U Haul is currently hiring for TWO work at home positions: Inbound Sales & Reservations Agents & Customer Service Agents. You MUST live in: Phoenix, Arizona, Jackson Mississippi, Tampa Florida, Albuquerque New Mexico, Las Vegas, West Columbia South Carolina, Charlotte North Carolina, Springfield Missouri, Birmingham Alabama, Des Moines Iowa, Denver Colorado, Garland Texas, Saint Alvans West Virginia, Midwest City Oklahoma, Boise Idaho, Orange Connecticut, Madison Tennessee, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Columbus Ohio, New Orleans Louisiana, Indianapolis Indiana, Little Rock Arkansas, Council Bluffs Iowa, and Kansas City Kansas.
Here is a brief description from the company in regards to the Inbound Sales & Reservations position: “Reservation agents take back to back incoming calls from customers utilizing both the U-Haul toll free 1-800-GO-UHAUL phone number and customers calling specific U-Haul Moving Centers across the U.S. and Canada. Agents answer general product and rental inquiries, as well as secure and schedule reservations for U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing devices, hitches and storage rooms.”
With this position you must be willing to work Mondays, Fridays and one weekend day. You will have the option to select your preferred off day for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Must have basic computer skills and a clear speaking voice. High speed internet is also required. 3 weeks of paid training. Research shows that pay is around $8-$10 per hour with a Potential to earn $14-$18 per hour (average base plus bonus). It appears that you receive bonuses when customers book rentals, thats the reason for the “potential” pay. Apply for Inbound Sales & Reservations position here.
Here is a brief description from the company in regards to the Customer Service position: “Our state-of-the-art Call Center provides a variety of in-bound call support. Call center team members take back-to-back, incoming customer calls and provide customers with general assistance before, during and after their rental.”
With this position you must be willing to work Monday-Friday. You have the option of being off either Wednesday or Thursday. For weekends, you must select either Saturday or Sunday. If both days are selected, you will be required to work both days that weekend if needed. 3 weeks of paid training. Must have basic computer skills and a clear speaking voice. High speed internet is once again required. Pay isn’t posted on this job listing but it is said to be between $8-$9 per hour + bonus. Apply for the Customer Service position here.
All in all, I think this is a good option for those looking for flexible work from home. They have several different shifts to choose from including weekend work. If this seems like something you’re interested in, apply. If not, send it to someone who may be looking for a side gig. Good Luck!