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Sick Day Excuses

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                   Earlier this week, we explored legitimate reasons for cashing in a sick day. If you are suffering from the flu, strep,  or anything that may be contagious then, by all means, call in sick. The death of an immediate family member, acts of God, a sick child….all constitute acceptable reasons to miss work. Of course [...]

Calling Out

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Spring has sprung and it’s almost Summer. How can anyone be expected to work when the weather is absolutely gorgeous? With the unemployment rate around 9%, many people show up to work even when they’re really sick. So taking a day off to enjoy some fun in the sun may be unthinkable. On the other hand, we [...]

The Meaning of Memorial Day

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For most Americans, Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to Summer fun. This weekend there will be backyard barbecues, pool parties, and parades aplenty. You are highly likely to be inundated with commercials and advertisements for everything from New Cars and Top Notch Appliances to the ever classic Mattress Blowout Sales. What does any of this have to [...]

Tips for a Safe Memorial Day

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                  Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor America’s Armed Forces Heroes. There will be parades and accolades. There will be memories, applause and tears. There will be backyard barbecues and celebrations. Memorial Day also brings about the unofficial start of Summer. It’s amazing how quickly a bit of fun in the sun [...]

Be a Better Employee

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  Have you been passed over for a much desired promotion? Did you get a less than stellar report on your last review? Do you feel mired down and unexcited in your career? No this isn’t an advertisement for you to return to school, tell off your boss or land that dream job. We’re taking a [...]

Garden Safety

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                  Gardening has numerous benefits. It enables us to be outdoors and get dirty for a good reason. Active people are less likely to suffer from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes (type 2), heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer. Those who are active on a regular basis also report less depression. There [...]