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In case you are not sure of the title... it's Labour Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around, I wonder why it is named Labour 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 Labour Day. After all, we know what Labour means. And many will likely be celebrating Labour Day by Labouring.
Labour 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 Labour 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 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 travelling, 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 Labouring, I have a special announcement to make I will be Labouring, 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 is a race to help as many as possible so we can GIVE more away.
A CORE philosophy at our team is the size of the hole you give thru is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive thru. Therefore, 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 CMHA.
CMHA leads the way in restoring lives one person and one community at a time.
CMHA serves over 21,500 clients annually through a variety of programs including case management, crisis services, brief counseling, addiction medicine clinics, and criminal justice services.
Everyone has ups and downs in their everyday life, but if your mental health is affecting your daily life or getting in the way of your work or relationships, CMHA can help. If you are worried about a friend or family member's mental health or substance use, CMHA can help!
This year, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for CMHA. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell.
So, when you or anyone you know buys or sells the place they call home with us, we deliver on our exclusive guarantees and award-winning service AND a very worthy cause benefits as well.
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home 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 647-834-9928. Thank you in advance for your referrals!
You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and me. As we move forward thru this red-hot summer, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you being a special part of our business.
With all my appreciation,