There is virtually nothing Angela Allen misses about working behind cubicle walls. As a virtual assistant for dozens of clients across the United States and internationally, she has discovered her ideal office environment: her home, deep in the woods of Dunnville.
"Things are slower, calmer down there. There's no pressure from anybody but yourself," Allen said. "You live away from the cubicle and it's a good way to live."
As a single mother of three, Allen needs the flexible hours. She keeps normal business hours at Wicked Word Craft, but her laptop and cell phone are always with her when she leaves home.
"The goal for me was to be able to have the freedom to do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted to do it," Allen said. "Whenever I have 5 or 10 minutes somewhere, I'm working. There is no wasted time for me. Ever. When I'm not working, I'm away from it and I'm living my life, but I can work from anywhere. No matter where I am, my clients know I'll stop and help them."