Thank God we all made it To September, my birth month. Just so happens it falls around labor day and we are headed towards fall my favorite time of the year!!!  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 MUST Ministries.


This year my team and I are on a mission to raise  $50,000 for  MUST  MINISTRIES!  For  47years, MUST  Ministries  has  established  itself  as  Georgia’s most respected servant leader connecting more than 10,000 volunteers who have a desire to help with those who need help the most.Whether  it’s  providing  Food  for  the  struggling  and hungry through its many food pantries, or providing temporary housing for the displaced or the abused or the  homeless,  to  the  jobs  programs  for  struggling neighbors trying to get back on their feet, to the Clothing, the Summer Lunch Programs, the Toy Shop and their Market Place for poverty-stricken neighbors, Must leads the way in restoring lives one person and one community at a time.As a leading non-profit, MUST depends on Sponsorships and Donations to continue its leading-edge service. We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to Must to help them continue serving the needs of those who most need it in our community!Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our real estate sales team?Not only will they benefit from our award-winning real estate service, a very worthy  cause  will  benefit  as  well.  To  refer  anyone considering buying or selling a home just give me a call or pass on my number (678) 438 2330  Thank you in advance for your referrals!  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.


Go Serve Big!!!


Connie Garrett 

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