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Work goes on for some on Labor Day

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM)- Most people get a labor free day on Labor Day. The holiday makes the weekend longer and the work week shorter. 

Shederrica and Ericca Burnside were glad to have an empty schedule Monday. They spent part of their day at Turtle Creek Mall.

"It's a free day and we are just chilling and relaxing," said the Burnsides. "We are glad we are out of work and school."

Mark Ford also spent the day doing some shopping with his family.

"It's just a time that we can be together and just enjoy one another," said Ford. "It's also a time to try to relax a little bit."

Many pinebelt businesses like Roses Bar-b-que stayed open Monday hoping to get a rush from those who had the day off.

"I know a lot of people like to bar-b-que and stuff and sometimes the weather doesn't permit," said Rebecca Davis, a Roses employee. "I figure that's what we're here for; some people get lazy and don't feel like cooking."

Leavern Wilson is a regular customer at roses. He said their bar-b-que makes life good, especially on Labor Day.

"I'm just eating and kicking back; just enjoying life man," said Wilson.

Business was booming at Ihop on Hardy Street.

"It's very busy, it can be very stressful, but it's fun," said Kim Orr, an Ihop employee.

Monday was just like any other work day for truck driver Conner Brown, but he actually got some time to relax.

‘There's a place down there road that I was supposed to deliver to, but I got down there and they were closed, so I just came up here to kill time," said Brown.

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