happy may day!

[written 05/01/09]

“In 1890, when the government first tracked workers’ hours, the average workweek for full-time manufacturing employees was 100 hours and 102 hours for building tradesmen.” (link) ~ i am very glad there is an 8 hour work day, aren’t you?

i love may day, and since this year it also coincides with the beginning of the maryland sheep & wool festival, i took the day off, yay. i’m going to clean and organize a bit (yeah, 8 hours of pure recreation sounds great, but in reality it’s recreation + cleaning + cooking + etc etc, and that’s not even talking about if you’re a parent, and so on!), then get in the car and head on up to the fairgrounds. ;)