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Traveling the world on a “career sabbatical,” Michelle “Shelly” Saquet Temple was stuck in New Zealand during the pandemic when a fellow attorney offered her a job.

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“You don’t even have to come home,” the Tilton woman recalled her soon-to-be boss saying.

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People work at the Spark Offices in Manchester last month.

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Attorney Keri Sicard poses last month at Spark Offices in Manchester, a coworking space she occasionally uses for the virtual law firm that she started during the pandemic.

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When working while on the road, Shelly Saquet Temple of Tilton says she often uses public libraries as workspaces when she needs more room than her van provides.

What’s Working, a series exploring solutions for New Hampshire’s workforce needs, is sponsored by the New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Lab at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and is funded by Eversource, Fidelity Investments, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the New Hampshire College & University Council, Northeast Delta Dental and the New Hampshire Coalition for Business and Education.

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