Wednesday, September 5, 2018 / by Mary Aromin
Impactful Real Estate News
Sales Rep & Team Leader
The Evelyn Lopes Realty Team
iPro Realty Brokerage
In case you aren’t sure of the title… it's Labor Day. “The Backwards Holiday”. Every year when it rolls around I wonder why it’s 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 have celebrated 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 work day. 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 actually in favor of giving workers more time off. That’s because workers who had no free time were not able to spend their wages on traveling, entertainment or dining out.
As the North American 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's 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’. This is why our Mission is to raise funds for the kids!!! Serve you, serve those you refer to us and of course, serve a very worthy cause… the great work being done at Sick Kids and Choice’s Youth Shelter.
Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals help the kids…
We are on a mission to raise funds for Sick Kids and Choices Youth Shelter. Sick kids work in helping kids fight thru and survive nasty debilitating diseases like cancer, lymphoma, leukemia as well as their work in early diagnosis of autism and spinal cord injuries is second to none! And as the leading children’s hospital in our area, you probably know they need sponsorships and donations to continue their leading-edge care and help supporting the kids and families who need their services. Choices Youth Shelter provides housing and support to our homeless youth. We are committed to donating a portion of our income from home sales to these very worthy causes. So, YOUR REFERRALS really do HELP THE KIDS…
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home, or investing in real estate you could refer to my team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but the kids at the Sick Kids and Choices Youth Shelter will benefit as well.
Just give me a call or pass my number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling. My number is 905-965-5902.
You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and I. As we move forward in this hot season, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you being a special part of our business.
The Evelyn Lopes Realty Team