Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / by Karey Kendrick
Labor Day is All Wrong!In case you aren’t sure of the title… it's Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around I wonder why it’s 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.
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 work day. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and reducing the workweek to just six days.
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 actually in favor of giving workers more time off. That’s because workers who had no free time were not able to spend their wages on traveling, entertainment or dining out.
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 actually in favor of giving workers more time off. That’s 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 work week 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 they call home. In fact it's a race to help as many as possible so we can GIVE more away.
As I share with you each month, we are on a mission to raise $5,000 for Cerebral Palsy. We’re taking part in the STEPtember challenge to raise funds and awareness for cerebral palsy research, taking the equivalent of 10,000 steps a day for 28 days from September 1 – 28.
Donate Here: https://www.steptember.us/fundraisers/chasewoodrealty
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood-onset physical disability in the world. It’s a lifelong condition, and one in 323 babies is diagnosed with CP each year. Estimated related lifetime costs exceed $1.2 million per person.
Your generosity will accelerate groundbreaking research into this underfunded condition. Some of these vital research projects include:
· Training medical teams to detect cerebral palsy in babies as young as three months old, so they can get timely physical therapy.
· Uncovering new chronic pain treatments and solutions for millions of people with CP.
· Developing technology that will revolutionize communication for the millions of people with CP who can’t speak.
Please help us support this great cause by making a donation. We’ll know you’ve got our back. And that will mean so much to us — and to everyone with CP.
SO, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP AREA KIDS WHO NEED HELP THE MOST!
Who do you know considering buying , selling or investing you could refer to our real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning real estate service, a very worthy cause will benefit as well. To refer anyone considering buying or selling a home just give me a call or pass on my number 561-702-4782. Thank you in advance for your referrals!
You and your referrals mean more than ever to our team. As we move forward through this red-hot summer, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you being a special part of our business.
Go Serve Big!!!
Rick & Karey Kendrick
P.S. Talk about Pursuit of Happiness! Check out the story of this young person by clicking here.