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Old 09-01-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Same as when I was working.
Stay off the roads as much as possible because of drunks.
Hey-that's what I say too. Stay right where you are and enjoy. Have a few people over if you want but no one should be driving long distances with the drunks.

Anyway, we just had a victory here in Mass for a wonderful employer who treats his workers really well. An evil greedy family member tried to ruin the family business but all the thousands of employees walked out! The customers refused to shop. Boycott for two months and now we have just gotten the good guy back!

The customers enjoy the low prices and the employees enjoy and are motivated by the profit sharing, promoting from within, and bonuses. This guy has helped his employees get surgery and helps kids get through college. It's a chain of 71 grocery stores and it seems to be one of the last examples of really fair treatment for all. It's win-win. His victory occurred just before Labor Day! They are saying that Harvard Business School will be studying this one for years, lol.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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Hey-that's what I say too. Stay right where you are and enjoy. Have a few people over if you want but no one should be driving long distances with the drunks.

Anyway, we just had a victory here in Mass for a wonderful employer who treats his workers really well. An evil greedy family member tried to ruin the family business but all the thousands of employees walked out! The customers refused to shop. Boycott for two months and now we have just gotten the good guy back!

The customers enjoy the low prices and the employees enjoy and are motivated by the profit sharing, promoting from within, and bonuses. This guy has helped his employees get surgery and helps kids get through college. It's a chain of 71 grocery stores and it seems to be one of the last examples of really fair treatment for all. It's win-win. His victory occurred just before Labor Day! They are saying that Harvard Business School will be studying this one for years, lol.
My DH is from that area and has been following the story in the Lawrence Eagle Tribune paper online. Very interesting. Even made The Washington Post business section.

As for me, Labor Day always meant the next day was the start of a new school year. This is my second one after retiring from the school system. Last year we celebrated with a trip to Europe, landing in Milan about when my friends were heading into school. This year, very quiet day. Family didn't even come down to the lake so we are just enjoying the nice day with a good book and wine and cheese.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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Hey-that's what I say too. Stay right where you are and enjoy. Have a few people over if you want but no one should be driving long distances with the drunks.
It doesn't seem to matter what the distance you drive, a drunk driver can get you two inches from home. The other day I saw a bumper sticker that read: "A drunk driver killed my son. I'm MADD". I wanted to tell the driver that I know the feeling.

Meanwhile, I've been reading about the grocery chain that you are discussing in the news. It is a very happy outcome.

Everyone please enjoy the holiday and stay safe.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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I saw on tv that 45% of all accidents involve drinking or drugs.

Now i am not the brightest knife in the draw but doesn't that mean it is safer to drive drunk? The other 55% of accidents are straight people.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Florida
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This morning, having no calendar, it meant that big ribbon up on the right side of my computer screen informed me that I had to cancel my plan to go to the bank.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Too many people in the grocery store for a Monday, and no mail delivery!
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Before retirement it only meant a day/weekend to stay off the highways. In retirement, the same.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:55 PM
 
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In the "old days", Labor Day was the last day of the summer vacation for most kids. Nowadays, schools are starting as early as August 1st.

I don't think that a lot of people travel as much on the holiday.

However, it is the first week of travel discounts in meant resort areas.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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We're retired. All holidays are spent the same way. Stay home recline in the recliner, read the paper, watch TV/DVD, rest and relax. Don't miss the mail delivery as it mostly contains junk, like ads for hearing aid,s cremation, siding for the house, or just wanting to siphon off my bank account. All are travel/shopping time is during the week days.
A policeman friend told me that, at least in our area, that they find 1 out of 3 people driving today are impaired.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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If Labor Day didn't fall on September 1 (opening of dove season), it was a normal work day for me.
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