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.
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.
Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals help the kids…
Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Little Smiles by donating a portion of our income from home sales to them. As you know Little Smiles does a tremendous job of putting smiles on the faces of kids fighting through nasty life-threatening diseases like Cancers, Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: stuff that many times rob the life right out of young people.
As one of the areas leading non-profit, they depend on sponsorships and donations to continue their great work. So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…
Anyone you know considering buying or selling a home please refer them on over to my real estate sales team. Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. Simply call me direct at 561-702-4782 or forward my number on.
As you will see throughout this month’s homeward bound, pictures are worth more than words. We are committed to the mission of Go Serve Big!!!
With all our appreciation.
Rick and Karey Kendrick
P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home. Just call me at 561-702-4782 or pass on my number.
It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home. Here are the 2 Options Again:
1. You can go to www.LittleSmilesReferrals.com and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move.
2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 561-702-4782.
Why We Support Little Smiles
Helping kids who can not enjoy life everyday like we do is our goal. Every time you refer us to provide real estate services gives them the opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures we take for granted. As you may have heard, Little Smiles is a volunteer organization that provides toys, games, DVD’s, computers, VIP outings, celebrity meet & greets, concerts, sporting event tickets, theme park tickets, junk food runs & much much more... for children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters throughout South Florida.
Our company wants to help and you can be part of it. So Lets pitch in together and lets put a smile on their faces. Our team rally’s around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Little Smiles in their quest to put smiles on the faces of young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Little Smiles shares similar commitments to their patients. And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.
Rick & Karey Kendrick
Chasewood Realty, Inc.