With Labor Day over and the majority of America winding down their summers, there may have been a certain sect of people (jobless) who made employed people wish they had more than one lousy day off to celebrate their contributions to society and the economy. Having no job was hardly an issue to keep the unemployed from celebrating this Labor Day harder than any previous Labor Day they’ve had. Even more so than when they were mere students without jobs, the unemployed decided that nothing was going to keep them from barbeques, pool parties, or road trips starting Thursday and ending Tuesday to avoid laborer traffic. The motto this fine September day was: We don’t have jobs but we do have the will, the means, and the endless summer vacation to party harder than all you employed people out there!
Recognizing that it was almost silly to celebrate a day honoring workers when no work has been sought in months only made the unemployed more intense about their Labor Day celebrations. They showed up to barbeques dressed up all in white in ensembles that were no doubt picked up in a hurry from their favorite thrift store or they overstayed their welcome at their friend’s pool party – even demanding that the heater be turned on at 2am despite the fact that everyone already left much earlier to face work after a long weekend. Mostly, the unemployed did whatever they could to be obnoxious about their unemployment, doing things like declaring that they would continue to wear white after Labor Day because that fashion faux pas rule doesn’t apply when no one can see them lounging at home. They also took to bragging to everyone how they too were taking Labor Day weekend off from their job search jobs, unemployment blogging jobs, and errand running jobs so they could relax and take the day off even though they have no pressure to be productive people. Though they might have “worked” through prior holidays, it takes something like Labor Day for them to really appreciate time off from work after a year of unemployment.