Thursday, September 20, 2018 / by Gioconda Romero-Polk
Impactful Real Estate News
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 1830's, 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 1800's and early 1900's, 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 Project Sanctuary.
Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals help the survivors…
Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are on a mission to raise $20,000 for Project Sanctuary by donating a portion of our income from every referral we receive to them. As you know Project Sanctuary does a tremendous job of proving services, including emergency and confidential shelter, to clients who are seeking solace from domestic violence and sexual assault. Most of those who have suffered, do not know who to turn to for help or how to stand up to their abuser. That is why Project Sanctuary also provides “Domestic Violence Safety Plans” to help guide the victims every step pf the way to a healthier and happier path in life.
We are so thankful to have such a great organization and want to show our support by donating a portion of our income from every referral we receive to this very worthy cause. So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE SURVIVORS…
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 five star service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. Simply call me direct at 707-380-8057 or forward my number on.
With all my appreciation.
Nicoll Pallini Group