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Labor Day

Monday, August 22, 2022   /   by Laura Larson

Labor Day

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September 2022

Laura Larson

Larson Fine Properties

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty 


Labor Day. 

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 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 Children’s Hospital.

Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals help the kids…   

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?  Not only will they bene?t from our award-winning service and iron-clad guarantees but the community at INOVA Children's Hospital 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 703-936-7730.     

If you would like to find out more about INOVA Children's Hospital and Sponsorship Opportunities visit their website: 

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one.  Over the last two decades of helping thousands of families sell their homes and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you!

As we move forward this Summer, please know we are extremely thankful for you being a special part of our business.  

Go Serve Big!!!

With all my appreciation.

Laura Larson
Larson Fine Properties 


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Laura Larson
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Warrenton, VA 20187
703-743-4410

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