• Carol A. Gerner

Happy Labor Day!

This is my job! 24/7

Happy a Labor Day! What does Labor Day mean you ask? No it’s not about having children or an end of summer cookout day.  Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.  Source:  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day I have “worked” since I was young. I was a waitress at a VFW when I was just 10 years old. My mother was a cook during the Steelers home games and I would be her waitress. I made good money too, $75-$100 in tips every game. Oh the glory days of $100 being a lot of money…… Wait what? Where was I? Oh yeah working. I had my first “real” job when I was 14. It was a Summer job thru the city.  I got to build a computer. We were given a case, motherboard, hard drive, cables, instructions and tools. Once we got them together we had to complete learning programs/games. Everyday we had a quota and if we were done we could hang out. The pay was $4.25 an hour and we worked 40 a week. It was so much fun. Thus began my love/hate relationship with computers.  From there I had several jobs. I have been a; waitress, street cleaner, summer camp instructor, cashier, computer teacher, network technician, web designer, secretary, pizza maker, security guard, baker assistant, education assistant, wife and finally a mom. Of all those jobs I think being a mom is the hardest but most important.  So as we celebrate this Labor Day 2014 I would like to thank all the workers before me. The ones who fought for our rights and demanded a good paying wage. Even though today has become a big retail shopping day and or another cookout day. Lets remember why we have this holiday. 

Have a great day!

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