(WBNG Binghamton) While most of us are manning the grill for the annual summer finale or commemorating the day that celebrates the efforts of workers across the country, there's still plenty of us who have to work.
"I feel fine with it. I love this job. Ever since I started working," said Hayley Kuratnick.
Erik Setzer is manager of Plato's Closet and is in charge of scheduling workers and was asked if he feels bad making others work on holidays.
"Yeah, I do. But we try to rotate it and cycle it though, so everybody gets a fair share of holidays and gets to spend time on other holidays," said Setzer.
Setzer has no qualms about coming in on a holiday.
"I wouldn't miss it for the world, you know. Huge weekend. Back to school starts this week, especially in the retail business. Clothes, you know, it's non stop. It's really crucial that we be open. And we provide a service to the community," said Setzer.
Places like Binghamton General Hospital always remain open.
Their workers don't seem to mind either.
Of course there's the local police force.
Crime doesn't take the day off, so neither can they.
"Unfortunately it's the nature of the beast. We all have to do it, being in public safety. It's a 24/7 operation. We're always out here on holidays. Sometimes you don't like it, but the family gets used to it and we work around it," said Deputy Alan Bennett.
While it might be a holiday, everyday work must go on.