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The Backwards Holiday - Labor Day | September 2021 Newsletter

Wednesday, September 1, 2021   /   by Leticia Almaro Nicolini

The Backwards Holiday - Labor Day | September 2021 Newsletter

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 might be Relax Day or Lazy 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 laboring on Labor Day like any other work day. 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.

If you or a friend are thinking about selling, make sure  to choose a real estate team you can trust!

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 a very worthy cause like Rotary Club of Concord.

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 team is ‘the size of the portal you give through is directly related to the size of the portal you receive through’. 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 Rotary Club of Concord.

A Real Estate Team that Gives Back  AND remember, your REFERRALS help the Community!


As a community non-profit, Rotary depends on Sponsorships and Donations to continue its leading-edge service. We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to Rotary to help them continue serving the needs of those who most need it in our community!

Rotary is where neighbors, friends and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to change lives locally and around the world.

As part of our Go Serve Big mission statement, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for the Rotary Club of  Concord. Whether it’s providing food for the struggling  and hungry through joint partnership with many  food pantries, assisting seniors in their homes with small repairs, distributing dictionaries to 3rd graders,  painting USA maps at school yards, helping restore the landscape at the Historical Society or beautifying  Newhall Park, Rotary leads the way in restoring lives  one person and one community at a time.

For more than 110 years, Rotary International has bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, save mothers & children, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, protect the environment and fight disease. Please make sure to read the attached story. You will see why we love supporting Rotary!

YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE COMMUNITY overcome sickness, pain and setbacks. Who do you know that is considering buying or selling a home that would benefit from our award-winning service and feel good about making a difference? Just give us a call!

Go Serve Big!!!
Leticia Almaro Nicolini
& The Almaro Team

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