Today in Labor History: March 5
British soldiers, quartered in the homes of colonists, took the jobs of working people when jobs were scarce. On this date, grievances of rope makers against the soldiers led to a fight. Soldiers shot down Crispus Attucks, a black colonist, then others, in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Attucks is considered the first casualty in the American Revolution – 1770
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Labor Humor: Expectations
An applicant was being interviewed for admission to a prominent business school. “Tell me,” inquired the interviewer. “Where do you expect to be ten years from now?”
“Well, let’s see,” replied the student. “It’s Wednesday afternoon. I guess I’d be on the golf course by now.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!