While many treasure the three-day break leading into Fall called Labor Day weekend, there are a hearty group of workers that brave the alarm clock’s call and venture forth into the Monday grind of time cards, cash registers or public service.
“They called us in,” Shadow O’Neal said as he maneuvered his Arrow Refuse garbage truck along the dew-laden streets of downtown Juneau on Labor Day morning. “The only days we get off are Thanksgiving and Christmas off, and we still have to make up for them. If not, there would be way too much garbage. But we don’t mind we love what we do.”