Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / by Mario Daniel Sconza
Labour Day Remains
EHT SDRAWKCAB YADILOH
In case you aren’t sure of the title… it’s Labour Day The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around, I wonder why it’s named Labour Day and can’t help making the same point. 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 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 focussed 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 shows that the average person working in manufacturing is employed for a bit over 40 hours a week and most people only work five days a week.
Surprisingly, many politicians and business owners were actually in favour of giving workers more time off. That is because workers who have no free time were not able to spend their wages on travelling, entertainment or dining out.
As the Canadian 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 Partners and I are committed to helping you and those you know buy or sell the place called 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 ‘giving starts the receiving process’. Serving you and serving those you refer to us and of course this serves very worthy causes here locally and around the world.
Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals help the women and children!We are on a mission to raise $100,000 by donating a portion of our income to funding worthy causes.
YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN….
Anyone you know considering buying or selling a home please refer them on over to my Real Estate sales Partnership. Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, perhaps more importantly worthy causes will benefit as well. Simply call or text me direct at 416-230-3476 or forward my number on.
As you will see throughout this month’s homeward bound, pictures are worth more than words. Whether it’s smiling faces of beautiful young people gaining a grasp of a better future, or the determined hardworking faces of wonderful mothers doing it all, we are committed to our mission.
Yours in Gratitude,
Mario Daniel Sconza
P.S. it’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home.
Call or text me at 416-230-3476 or pass on my number.
Our goal this year: Raise $100,000 to donate to worthy causes here locally and around the world ?
As you know, we love making guarantees! Like our Buyer Satisfaction Guarantee: Love the home, or we’ll buy it back! Or our Seller Guarantee: Your Home Sold or We’ll Buy it! And we guarantee that a portion of our income WILL go to worthy causes here locally and around the world.