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 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 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 GRIP Outreach for Youth.
Every month we surprise ? someone with a check for $1000 ? !! This is made possible by our ?? awesome clients who nominate people in need! Grateful ?? for the opportunity made possible through YOU!! Visit 1kGiveaway.com to learn more ❗❗
Please visit www.1KGiveAway.com to nominate someone you know in need! Or, you can also text our 24/7 VIP line at (312) 361-8288.
Our Raving Fan Club is in full swing! If you aren’t a member yet, visit www.RavingFanChicago.com to learn more!! We want to acknowledge our appreciation for our lifetime clients and their referrals. Sign up today!
YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE CHICAGO YOUTH WHO NEED HELP THE MOST!
Do you know someone considering buying or selling a home whom you could refer to our real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning real estate service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. If you or anyone you know is considering selling, give me a call or pass on my number 312-361-8288. Thank you in advance for your referrals!
Over the years of helping hundreds of families sell or buy the place they call home, we have met some wonderful, loving, and caring people. People like you! And, referrals of those you know considering buying or selling will receive the award-winning service we are known for and many will benefit through the services of GRIP Outreach for Youth as well!
If you or a friend are thinking about selling, make sure to choose a real estate company you can trust!
A real estate team with experience, proven results, and a give-back philosophy!
Over the years of helping hundreds of families sell their homes 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 towards a very worthy cause.
Refer your friends, neighbors, associates, or family members considering making a move:
- You can visit HelpChicagoYouth.com and fill out the online form.
- You can pass along our business card to them; I have enclosed a couple here for that purpose.
- Of course, you can always call me directly or pass my number on 312-361-8288.
OUR TEAM IS HERE TO ELEVATE YOUR LIFE THROUGH REAL ESTATE!
Nicholas Ryan Team 2235 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60647
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Why I Support GRIP Outreach for YOUTH:
I first met Scott Grzesiak five years ago when I represented him in the purchase of a home. This friendship grew over time and, naturally, I came to hear of the awesome organization he leads: GRIP Outreach for Youth.
What I love about GRIP is that the Christian organization really does a phenomenal job mentoring high-school-aged youth. And, when I say “mentoring,” I mean stepping into their lives in a very personal way. GRIP’s staﬀ and volunteers spend countless hours with the teenagers in their homes, schools, churches, and communities. Their goal is to break the fatherless cycle through Christ-centered, Life-on-Life relationships. The stories of transformed lives such as former gang members finding jobs, living productive lives, and even giving back to society, is truly astounding.
Being born and raised in Chicagoland, I take pride in supporting in any way that I can the good work these people do at GRIP. My team rallies around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help high-school-aged youth in at-risk communities. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that GRIP shares similar commitments to Chicago’s youth. And, since their services survive on sponsorships and donations, we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.