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Light Duty

I am nearing the end of “light duty,” no thanks to my gallbladder surgery. What an exhausting journey, but I’m feeling much better. What is light duty? Light or modified duty means your employer has put you in a less physically demanding job until you are healed from a medical condition. It can also mean…

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Giving Tuesday

Last week, I did a series of posts on where you can donate over the holidays and on Giving Tuesday. The places were: • Hustle Chicago 2019 • The GoFundMe for Ita Olsen — her house burnt down in the California wildfires • Safe Haven for Cats • RebuildNC I’d also like to offer a few…

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