Laborless Labor Day


Natalie on the job at Shrimp Basket.

Madelyn Tesney, Writer/Camera

Labor Day is a holiday first recognized by the government in 1887. It was intended to respect the hard work that the working class puts in. However, the country cannot function without businesses running. This requires employees to work on their supposed day off, therefore, defeating the purpose. Natalie Ball, a waitress at Shrimp Basket, had to work on Labor Day. She said, “Working on Labor Day was a lot easier. We only had up to five tables open.” Despite the easy day Natalie mentioned that she didn’t, “get time to spend with my family and friends.”  Keeping the economy open keeps workers away from their personal lives. Labor Day is a holiday and everyone should get the day off.