Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / by Sidney Lynne
In case you are not sure of the title… it's Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around, I wonder why it is 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 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 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 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 traveling, 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 workweek 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 is 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’. 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 FRIENDS.
FRIENDS leads the way in restoring lives one child and one community at a time.
As a leading non-profit, Friends depends on sponsorships and donations to continue its leading-edge service. We now commit to donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to Friends to help them continue serving the needs of the children who need it most in our community!
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our real estate agent sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning real estate service, a very worthy cause will benefit as well.
So, join me in celebrating the freedom of these two beautiful countries who have inspired others to do the same. I hope my newsletter this month inspires you to pursue happiness and join us in helping others do that as well.
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.
So When you hear me say
“YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE COMMUNITY…” they really do!
GO SERVE BIG!!!
With all my appreciation.
Hudson Homes Real Estate
Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
A real estate company with experience, proven results, and a give-back philosophy!
Over the last two decades of helping thousands of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.
People like you! So your referrals can rest assured that not only will they get the award-winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive will go toward a very worthy cause.
To refer anyone considering buying or selling a home, here are your options:
1. You can always call us directly at 503-878-7188.
2. You can go to Your-Referral-Help-The-Kids and enter their contact info online or forward the link to anyone who you know considering a move.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR REFERRALS!
WHY I SUPPORT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN
Being a Northwest native and growing up here on the west side of Portland- I have seen many things change. Throughout my lifetime of travel around the world, our town was always a hidden secret. Literally undiscovered. Wherever I would go, I would reference ‘north of California’ because it seemed no one had heard of Oregon! But at the turn-of-the-century things begin to change, since then the metro Portland area has grown from 1,900,000 to 2.5 million people. One thing has not changed though, and that is a certain segment of children that seem to be left behind. They start life at a disadvantage because their parents are not available to pay attention to them, let alone nurture and spend time with them. Combinations of hatred, drugs, alcohol, prison, poverty , and despair have torn these families apart.
It’s hard for me to admit, but this subject hits WAY too close to home for me. Therefore, I have always had a heart for children in situations like this. Last year I had an opportunity to meet a remarkable man, Mr. Campbell, who created a very successful program that provides real help for these children. The Friends of the Children model pays a professional mentor to become a stable force in each child’s life. It empowers the highest risk children by making them feel wanted, loved, and respected. Because of the encouragement they receive, they begin to make good decisions about their life, school, and relationships. As a result of the program, most all of the children actually break the cycle of destruction and poverty that they were born in to!