For most of us Labor Day is a vacation day usually it is right before back-to-school day for many Americans. With that being said, I am childless so back-to-school only means that there will be more traffic on the road and I should avoid school zones. What I would click on this time of the year probably would vary much more than a parent would click on.
What Is Labor Day? The Spirited History Behind the Worker-Focused Holiday
I love learning logistics about things. This article had a couple of things going for it:
- A clever headline
- Video to accompany the text
- A known website to me
In my youth, I worked both in retail and in the food service industry. I was always jealous that most people received Labor Day off. This combination of video/article basically showed me that I was getting taken advantaged of back in my youth because I never received time and a half or an extra day off. I was always paid normal wages, with no additional benefits. The main reason for the posting this is just basic advertising revenue, capitalizing on Labor Day.
This was one of my favorite images posted on Facebook during the Labor Day weekend. In this infographic we are able to derive so much information:
- First off that the super-rich have most of the money in the world
- They are men (statistically speaking, out of 8 people at least 4 of them should have been women). Basically showing the disparity between men and women’s wages
- These people could do so much with their money and still be rich but they choose not to do so.
Most of the stats were pulled from oxfamamerica.org, which is an organization helping to reduce poverty worldwide. Their website has 3 disticnt calls to action:
- Explore (learn about the poverty)
- Take Action (mainly through volunteering)
Again I am an information seeker and this infographic did its job by making me explore more in-detail.
Last but not least is the Science Channel, one of my favorite content providers.
This would allow workers who have disabilities more movement and the ability to perform tasks that they normally would not be able to perform. It could also ultimately help existing workers the ability to multitask.
By promoting science through videos posted on various social platforms, The Science Channel is able to:
- Extend their reach. When I got rid of cable, this was one of the few channels I missed.
- Educate people through quick and informative videos (they also have closed captioning).
- Branding: Their logo is prevalent in all the videos.
- Shareable content, further increase their reach.
Again both Labor day and Back-To-School are inevitably intertwined, although they are completely opposite. I was able to find one friend’s post which did merge both Labor Day and Back-To-School for us childless adults:
This picture was more liked more than any kid pictures.