Laura Chitester
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Like most of you I am job hunting. I went on social security disability in 2003, had multiple surgeries which caused more pain and problems but finally had reconstructive surgery in 2016. It has lessened my pain so I feel like I can work a little to supplement my income. I’m blessed to have a wonderful husband who has been responsible for most of the bills but now I want to help ease his stress. Here’s my dilemma. Because of the income restrictions ss has( and I’m not saying they shouldn’t) I can only make a small amount of money. I have a job currently working from home but I get yelled all day by clients. I have an extensive background in customer service and HR so that’s my wheelhouse. My problem is do I look for just a job or do I get in PT in a position that leads to advancement down the line if in fact I can physically come off ss and work full-time? I am also deciding about WAH and brick and mortar. I can’t lose my benefits until I’m sure I can in fact work but having a good income would make my husband’s life easier. I’ll take advice from anyone that wants to reply but please do not accuse me of milking the system. I don’t have to work, I want to work. BTW. I am 52 and aware that my age and gaps in employment since I got hurt will be red flags. Thanks for reading.

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Kimberly Reed

I recommend working part time with later advancement, until are physically ready. Look into Sykes, upwork or guru.com for work from home positions. You also do some temp positions in the meantime.

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