At the moment we are all celebrating Labor Day and to be honest this is the first time I have had a chance to enjoy the weekend in years. Labor Day Weekend is all about taking it easy and getting an extra day off from your weekday job. Maybe you and your family go on vacation and enjoy the weekend somewhere nice with a view. That is great but I believe Labor Day itself has a problem.
The Service Industry
As I said before Labor Day is about taking it easy and not working at your normal job for that one day. I also said this is my first Labor Day Weekend in years! The problem with the Labor Free Day is the service industry. See I have a problem with the fact that people in the service industry primarily, not (cops, and firefighters, hospitals. etc) have to work on Labor Day. Doesn’t this defeat the purpose of the whole bit? I worked in the retail industry for years and I realized if you thought they could pay you more money for your time they certainly can. They pay time in a half for your time for labor day. If they could afford this they can afford to pay you more but whatever it’s a business and it is all about profits.
It’s simple really. You should have the option to work this holiday. If the place of business has enough staff to run the business. Run it! If not then don’t. Come on it’s one day. Give the people a break! Labor Day should be a 100% volunteer holiday with the extra pay and anonymous without repercussions. Plain and simple. Obviously if you are one of the brave men and women who are keeping people healthy and safe then I completely understand the situation and pay them for it but other than that. Take the day off people! Relax and enjoy the day!