Thursday, August 30, 2018 / by Harry Bing
Labor Day. YADILOH SDRAWKCAB EHT.
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.
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 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.
A CORE philosophy at our company is ‘the size of the hole you give thru is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive thru’. This is why our Mission is to Go Serve Big!!! Serve you, serve those you refer to us and of course, serve a very worthy cause… the great work being done at Every Kid Outreach.
Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals help the kids…
Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are still working towards our goal of raising $5,000 for Every Kid Outreach. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell by referral. As you know, Every Kid Outreach (EKO) is a Christ-Centered youth organization that will ENGAGE - INSPIRE - CONNECT middle and high school teenagers with programs that provide a fun and safe environment and mentorship devoted to developing community leaders for tomorrow.
EKO depends on Sponsorships and Donations in order to continue their work with the youth in our community. So when you hear me say “YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE KIDS…” they really do. Established in the 90’s, they depend on sponsorships and donations to continue their leading-edge care and keep family’s expenses to a minimum. 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 321-436-5463 or forward my number on.
As you will see throughout this month’s homeward bound, pictures are worth more than words. Whether it's the smiling faces of beautiful young people gaining a chance at long life, or the determined faces of our great company people working to help, we are committed to the mission of Go Serve Big!!!
With all my appreciation.
P.S. Do you like stories? Everyone has one. The story of this young person enclosed is a really good one. Read with tissue handy.
P.P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home. Just call me at 321-436-5463 or pass on my number.
Every Kid Outreach has had a great start to the school year! We started on the first day of school, at the school campuses bright and early to help students find their classes! We spent the week making our rounds to see our returning students and meet incoming new faces! On Thursday the EKO team surprised students in Eatonville at their bus stops, with Krispy Kreme, and reminded them “doughnut miss that bus!”, while providing information about our first 5th Quarter of the year. On Friday we attended the first Edgewater Football game of the season and cheered our team on for a win, before heading to 5th Quarter.
Can you believe we are already getting ready for EKO Camp? That’s right, students are eager to attend this amazing weekend with Every Kid Outreach at Southwind Camp! EKO Camp takes place in October and April. Students from all over the state come to camp for the weekend and are able to to escape the pressures of every day life, have the opportunity to build their relationship with Christ, and truly enjoy being to be a kid again!