Labor Day: n. The 1st Monday in September, observed as a holiday in honor of working people
I find it somewhat ironic that we've established an actual holiday for the working force when half of the retail work force is forced to, well, work.
At least I have a job. For a little while, anyway.
My Borders store is due to close soon, and I am caught between feelings of sadness, anger, fear, and happiness. Sadness because a once-great company has bit the dust. Anger for the same reason. Fear because I'm worried about finding a job in this tough financial climate. And happiness, because I love a challenge and I know that something new is on the horizon.
So, despite the fact that I'll be working on Labor Day, I'll still celebrate the fact that U.S. workers have a least one thing they can call their own.
Retail workers, however, are exempt.