Allanis Morisette Never works on Labor Day
As one of the tens of millions of service sector workers in America who are working this Labor Day to make the day-off enjoyable for mostly white collar types, I can say that irony is not lost.
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I've always been a little surprised that local merchants, etc. don't realize that an awful lot of people work holidays, weekends and nights in the modern economy. They miss a very strong potential market. Unless you are a professional person or tradesperson, the traditional day job where you work M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. is pretty much a thing of the past, at least in terms of jobs that pay a halfway decent wage. A lot of folks regularly work holidays and weekends. I have most of my adult working life. For example, this past weekend, I worked three consecutive back halfs (6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. I wasn't alone. Bill Donovan
Greg, You'll get no argument from me on the union-busting front (and the demise of newspapers in general for various reasons, most of which have to do with the bottom line), but we'll have to do it over a beer. As the song from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" goes, "I play it the company way..." Bill: Welcome back to the blogging ranks. If one works from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., what's that called (besides stupid)? Back other halfs? Quarter and a half back? To hell and back? ...Time for the revolution.