STATESIDE STORIES: Labor Day Weekend in the USA

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Stars and Stripes  hot air balloon dipping in Prospect Lake at the Colorado Balloon Classic in Colorado Springs, CO for the Labor Day weekend holiday

By Mary Foran

 
Most people work for money!

Most people work for money!

PEOPLE work for many reasons. Most work for MONEY: just to survive.

Some work to “get ahead”. (Of whom or what?)

Some work for “prestige”. (Titles–not just titulos — are EVERYTHING!) (But some titles are very, very humourous!)

For example: HUMAN RESOURCES! (Were they thinking of robots and outer-space aliens or “lesser” species?)

Some work for a little “r-e-s-p-e-c-t” …

Some work because they have NOTHING better to do!

Some work because their Father (or Mother) told them to “go out and get a job!”

Working late: good for the soul or is it because no hay remedio?

Working late: good for the soul or is it because no hay remedio?

Some work because they are “following in their Father’s (or Mother’s) footsteps”…

Some work because they really, really want to work.

Some work because they really, really, really don’t, especially when they are old and grey. Now that’s what I call “Planning Ahead”!

Some are grateful for the work they are doing and make it a true pleasure.

Some are so worn out and bitter that NOTHING seems good about it.

Some see work as an opportunity to flex their intellectual skills and sinuous muscles…

Some are so talented at SOMETHING that it comes naturally!

Some know that the WORK ETHIC is “good for the soul”.

Classic small-town Amwericana on Labor Day Weekend

Classic small-town Americana on Labor Day Weekend

Some work because “no hay remedio”…

Some work for the absolute joy and fun of it!

Some envy other peoples’ jobs.

Some want a real “career”. A “career” in the USA is something you work at exclusively in a steady-as-she-goes way for a long, long time.

Some actually “job-hop” to see why “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”!

Some don’t get paid for their work.

Some do. Little or Lots!

The weekend to be proud of!

A puente of which to be proud!

“LABOR” is “work” in America. (It also means the struggle to give birth.) Labor Day, September 5th this year of 2016, is also a holiday. Some people work on Labor Day. Some people don’t. Some are grateful to, and some are grateful not to!

It just happens to be a puente of which to be PROUD!
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Images
> Featured image by Beverly & Pack (Flickr), CC BY2.0
> Money by  TaxCredits.net (Flickr), CC BY2.0

> Working night by adriagarcia (Flickr), CC BY-SA2.0
> Baker County Fair and Panhandle Rodeo Labor Day Weekend, Halfway, Oregon/Baker County Tourism – basecampbaker.com, CC BY-ND2.0
> Baker County Fair and Panhandle Rodeo Labor Day Weekend in Halfway, Oregon/Baker County Tourism – basecampbaker.com, CC BY-ND2.0