01 September 2008

Laborless Labor Day

A day to celebrate work by not working. Glorious. However, if you're in the broadcasting or retail field, you know Labor Day as hardly a holiday. For broadcasters, the show must go on. It's a 24/7 business whether its onair or online. Retailers know its a holiday when people will either be shopping or can more easily be enticed to to shop.

So, in both cases, resources are needed. Bodies need to occupy chairs. My last four Labor Days have hardly been laborless. Labor Day '04 was spent in the office and the next three were spent focusing on where content was originating for WUSA9.com or some other needs/issues requiring a phone call and or email disrupt my holiday.

Today was amazing. No calls. No emails. A true holiday with the family. Every line of work needs to understand that a break is good for workers to unplug, unwind, and powerdown. Those projects can sit for another day and the morale that is built can't be bought anywhere.