Friday , 25 September 2020

Labor Day – A tribute to the workers of our country

I hate to admit this, but when I was thinking about Labor Day I honestly had no idea why it is a federal holiday. For me, this day means two things: a day off work and the end of summer. But what does it really stand for? I know the history for President’s Day, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day… but why Labor Day?

On the U.S. Department of Labor’s website, it states that “Labor Day… is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of America workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

The day emerged from American workers fighting to get better pay, and shorter hours. It seems like this fight is still ongoing today, especially in the real estate appraisal world, where customary and reasonable fees is still a hot topic and appraisers are working long days to get the work done.

There have been a lot of challenges and changes in this industry and no doubt there will be more. We need to come together to share ideas and find solutions and Valuation Expo provides the place. Join us in Las Vegas November 10-12th at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a change agent and interact with the brightest and best within the industry.

I know it is so easy to get caught up in the daily grind. You forget how far you have come and all you have achieved. While sometimes things may look better on the other side of the fence be grateful for what you have today and take pride in the small victories. Enjoy this day, it was designed for you, we will see you in November at Valuation Expo to grow and develop the industry.

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About Ashley Hammond

Ashley Hammond
Ashley Hammond oversees the development and production of the distance continuing education program. Ashley holds a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI™) designation from the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC). She received her BA in Communication Arts in 2008 and Master’s of Education in 2010 from Salisbury University. In obtaining her M.Ed., she focused on educational practices including; research, learning, and technology.

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