Time For Some R&R

Posted in IT News , Recruit IT News on October 20, 2014

With Labour Weekend just ahead. You can thank Samuel Parnell for his efforts for an 8 hour working day and of course an extra day of R&R on Monday.

Labour Day commemorates the struggle for an eight-hour working day. New Zealand workers were among the first in the world to claim this right when, in 1840, the carpenter Samuel Parnell won an eight-hour day in Wellington. Labour Day was first celebrated in New Zealand on 28 October 1890, when several thousand trade union members and supporters attended parades in the main centres. Government employees were given the day off to attend the parades and many businesses closed for at least part of the day.

With the ever-changing and complex world we live in now, Labour Weekend is an excellent opportunity to take some time out and recharge your batteries. Having time away from the routine tends to refresh most of us and allow the space for more creative thinking and perspective to be gained. This time out in itself could provide a fresh approach to solving an IT development issue that you may have been battling, or you may get new inspiration to find the IT Job you want to advance your IT career.

Whatever Labour Day means to you, don’t let it just slip away, make sure you get some quality R&R time this Labour Weekend.

See New Zealand ‘Labour Day’ History Here
(Ministry for Culture and Heritage)