According to Wikipedia,
Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
As you go about your preparations for a three-day weekend (hopefully), don’t forget to thank the people you work with and recognize the contribution they make.
Leaders, I know your employees sometimes drive you insane.
Employees, I know your leaders can make you want to poke your eyes out.
But the reality is we are all in this together. No matter what kind of work you do, your organization, your industry, the people you work with shape your day-to-day experience. They help determine whether or not you are in a good culture or a bad one. They may lift you up when you’re feeling down, or help pop that ego when it gets a little too big. They are your cheerleaders, your mentors, your sounding boards, your cranky neighbor who just wants those darn new hires to get off their lawn.
And yes…sometimes your coworkers are truly terrible. And they contribute to an awful environment. And they make you question whether it’s worth it.
But I wager that there is ONE person in your professional life who makes a difference. That person deserves to hear from you.
So to everyone in my professional life – THANK YOU for your contribution to my strength, prosperity and well-being.
Now go eat some damn hot dogs.
Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend, everybody!