Today is Labor Day: a United States holiday mourning the end of summer, marking the last weekend for cookouts, and celebrating the economic and social achievements of workers around the country. And being a federal holiday, I don't post new content. Instead of posting a classic article, I thought I'd share this email that I.Y. received last week; looks like not all of us Americans will be enjoying the long weekend ...

From: Melinda Blevins
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:06 PM
To: All Employees
Subject: Labor Day

Just a remind to everyone that Monday, September 4th, 2006 is 
an official company holiday. 

Please check in with your manager to see if you will be able to 
have the day off.  No one should assume that they have the day 
off without prior approval from their manager.

Melinda Blevins
Human Resources Generalist

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