Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day is a celebration for us to take a break from all our hard work. Most of us work 8 to 12-hour shifts, 5 to 3 days a week at our full-time jobs. Labor Day was born after many men and women fought hard for fair wages and reasonable work hours. It was not uncommon in the 1800s for a man to work 12 hour days, 7 days a week and still barely keep a roof over his head or food on the table. As terrible as it was for them, it was more difficult for children working as many hours and at a fraction of the wage. I know we all work very hard and sometimes wonder when that vacation will ever come but thanks to many strong Americans, we have laws and regulations that help each of us. We celebrate those Americans that worked so hard and fought so hard for us to be able to live the way we do today. Thank you!
During these last several months, we have been shown how lucky we are to have such dedicated workers. Our essential workers have really stepped up and taken care of us. They have powered through and taken risks and in some cases gotten very ill, just to take care of their fellow Americans. We celebrate you. We thank you. We appreciate you.
I am very proud of our production staff here at SERVPRO of Springfield. As I work primarily on the back end of things, these dedicated workers are on the front lines of water damage, fire restoration, and COVID-19 cleanup. They truly are experts in every job they do, all the while, caring and compassionate towards our customers, who are often in very difficult positions. When our technicians are called out in the middle of the night on a Saturday night, to a commercial building involving a major loss, they understand how important it is for those essential workers to get back to their jobs as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO staff understands the faster we work, the faster someone else can get back to work to serve others. We are your frontlines. We understand hard work and we pride ourselves on the quality of work we do.
Happy Labor Day! Please remember to thank and appreciate all of our essential workers in our community. They keep us safe, they keep us healthy, they keep us fed. We are so lucky to live in this great country with truly caring people.
When disaster strikes, please call SERVPRO of Springfield for all your restoration needs. We can be reached by phone, 217-528-7775, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are Here to Help.