From the department of labor

“Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.”

“American labor has raised the nation’s standard of living and contributed to the greatest production the world has ever known and the labor movement has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.”

If you follow my blog, you know that I am highly motivated to help my subscribers learn how to manage their work schedule and time. It lights me up when people learn how to avoid overworking while at the same time, continuing to produce the top-quality results they are used to.

I like to think this is in alignment with the goals of early american labor that resulted in the creation of the labor day holiday.

I know that you are highly motivated to do great work.

I know that some employees will work on the Labor Day holiday in order to “get caught up”.

For salaried workers, our employers don’t typically measure the hours we work, but instead they measure the results we produce.

it is up to the employee to manage time so that they don’t work too many hours and burn out. We must balance work hours and non-work hours on our own.

On this Labor Day, as we thank the American worker for hard work and efforts that built the modern conveniences we enjoy today, lets reflect on ways that we can carry on the legacy of good hard work, play, and celebration.

Thank you all who are working hard, working well, and learning how to work hard at working well.

Happy Labor Day. Take a break today. You have earned it.

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