It’s Labor Day Weekend! Start off with some books about work.

work should be fun!!

Labor Day (Monday, September 6, 2021) is one of my favorite 3 day weekend holidays. For me, it is the unofficial end of summer. Back when I was in youth services, I felt like I had maybe 15 minutes of a break in late August before I started all over with summer reading planning for the next year and getting ready for the next round of students. The Labor Day weekend was almost sacred in my book.

To celebrate Labor day, I have selected a few “labor” themed posts. To add on this, we would like to give a shout out to the Reuther archives. Just about everyone back in our day made a trip to the Walter P. Reuther Library/Archives as part of the intro to libraries course.  The Reuther archives is the largest collection of labor archives in North America. If you are a history nerd, take a peak at some of the exhibits available.

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

Mary and Holly

perogi jobHow to Land a Top-Paying Pierogi Makers Job
McFadden
2012

Who knew the world of pierogi makers was significant enough to have a book specifically devoted to the pierogi career?
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Mom got a job book titleMy Mom Got a Job
Smith
1979

Read about the trauma this family went through when Mom went to work. Lots of picture books during this time were about explaining moms with jobs outside the home. Perhaps more traumatic is the fact that Mom and Dad look kind of creepy. Read the original post here
getting fired coverGetting Fired
An American Ordeal
Tarrant
1974

This is another book that had us gasping a bit. Inside was advice about how to hide the fact you lost your job from your wife. It also assumed that you would get a nice severance package. I think this is one of the books that applies to maybe 1% of people being fired.Read the original post here
work should be fun!!This Job Should Be FUN!
Basso and Klosek
1991

Are you having fun at work? Don't you just love when patrons complain about masks, jammed printers, owing 25 cents on an overdue book, as well as a myriad of other problems? That's a lot of fun!
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2 career coupleThe Two Career Couple
Hall
1979

That darn "Women's Lib" is really making it difficult for men to opt out of household chores. If the Mrs. has a job, you can't say you are exempt from chores because you work all day. How ever will these couples cope?
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2 comments

  1. My local library gave up on overdue fees a while ago. They were more trouble to collect than it was worth, both financially and in abuse from patrons. I haven’t been in since the pandemic started, but I imagine people are even crankier now.

    If you lose the book, you still gotta pay, though.

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