Labor Day

Posted on September 3, 2012 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I decided to look at the official source of all information, Wikipedia, to see what it said about Labor Day. It was basically as I expected, it was a great American excuse for a Holiday. Ok, I guess it said something about celebrating the worker. As someone who personally loves work, I find it a bit ironic that on Labor Day we’d have all the workers stop working.

Irony aside, I did like the mention of Labor day as a time to honor the US military who is out there working as we speak. I’m always thankful for the work they do to keep America the place that it is.

I did like Eric Cantor’s tweet which said, “Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.” I celebrate those people as well. Entrepreneurship is risky business and takes a certain person to even attempt it. Those people are well worth honoring on this labor day.

As I’ve done many times before, on this holiday my thoughts are with all those healthcare workers who are still working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is an often thankless job, but something that changes so many lives for good.

To all of those reading this who love to labor for a good cause, I salute you.