Posted: Sep 2, 2013 6:21 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Sep 2, 2013 6:47 PM
While thousands across the country have the day off others are hard at work.
There are those who no matter what the calendar says have to get up and get to work.
"Regardless of what holiday it is, our services will always be here and we're always available in case of an emergency," said Matt Guillory with Acadian Ambulance.
Those who choose these professions have a passion for their careers and to them, it's worth it.
"You miss out on a lot of things as a public servant over the years, but it's part of the job and what we signed up for," said Guillory.
Sergeant Kyle Soriez of the Lafayette Police Department says, "My family is very supportive and that helps me get through my shift as well."
He says although it's a holiday, he comes prepared for anything.
"We may leave with a heavy heart, but once we're at work, we're proud to be here, proud to serve and proud to uphold that oath."
Not everyone working holidays deals with life and death situations. Carly Littell is the Marketing Director at Le Triomph Country Club. "Labor Day is a day of relaxation for everyone and we want to ensure the members who do come and bring friends or family have a great experience," said Littell.
The club is fully staffed for the holiday.
"If they have any questions or if they need anything, we're accessible. We're here for them for anything they may need from food and beverages down to accounting," said Littell.