HAPPY LABOR DAY!
In case you are not sure of the title…it’s Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around, I wonder why it is named Labor Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – I would think a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep In Day, maybe even Do-Nothing Day, something other than Labor Day. After all, we know what Labor means. And many will likely be celebrating Labor Day by Laboring.
Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.
In the 1830s, manufacturing workers were putting in 70-hour weeks on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, hours of work had dropped, although the average manufacturing worker still toiled in a factory 60 hours a week.
These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a shorter eight-hour workday. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and reducing the workweek to just six days.
MORE TIME OFF
These early organizers clearly won since the most recent data show that the average person working in manufacturing is employed for a bit over 40 hours a week and most people work only five days a week.
Surprisingly, many politicians and business owners were in favor of giving workers more time off. That is because workers who had no free time were not able to spend their wages on traveling, entertainment, or dining out.
As the U.S. economy expanded beyond farming and basic manufacturing in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it became important for businesses to find consumers interested in buying the products and services being produced in ever greater amounts. Shortening the workweek was one way of turning the working class into the consuming class.
So, to celebrate the month of September and the affection for Laboring, I have a special announcement to make: I will be Laboring, but for a very special reason.
My team and I are addicted to helping you and those you know buy or sell the place you call home. In fact, it is a race to help as many as possible, so we can GIVE more away.
A CORE philosophy at our company is “The size of the hole you give through is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive through.” Therefore, our Mission Statement is Impacting Others to Prosper!!! Serve you, serve those you refer to us and, of course, serve a very worthy cause…
A REAL ESTATE COMPANY THAT GIVES BACK
AND REMEMBER YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE COMMUNITY!
Most of you who don’t know, we are on a quest to raise $35,000 for KNOXVILLE DREAM CENTER AND LIVE IT MINISTRIES! As part of our “Impacting Others to Prosper Mission” we are donating a portion of our income from Real Estate Sales to them so they can continue serving the needs of those who most need it in our community!
Your Referrals really do help your neighbors who need help the most! Anyone you know considering buying or selling a home please refer them to us! Call us at (865)365-2280 or pass my number along rest assured that not only they will benefit our outstanding service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. Happy Month of September! Thank you!