August Hours: “Summer Lovin’, We’re Having a Blast”

We are ready for the sun to grace the sky—and us—with its warm embrace. As days grow longer, we find ourselves swept up in the vibrant spirit of summer! This August, as we lean into the laid-back vibes, we can’t help but draw inspiration from a timeless classic that celebrates the magic of the season. It’s a special anniversary for the iconic movie Grease

Grease: A Timeless Celebration of Summer and Fun

Grease, the beloved musical that took the world by storm, opened at the number one spot 45 years ago. With nearly $200 million in earnings in the U.S. and almost $400 million worldwide, it’s safe to say that Grease has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. This electrifying film danced into our hearts and onto the big screen, capturing the essence of young love, friendship, and the exhilarating spirit of summer. The film won 7 awards and had 10 nominations which include: Academy Awards, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, and American Music Awards. 

Set in the 1950s, Grease follows the love story between T-Birds leader Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John), two high school sweethearts who unexpectedly reunite after a summer romance. We love the lighthearted humor, catchy tunes, and a generous dose of romantic tension. Here are a couple of quotes to reminisce about: 

“I’ve got so many hickeys, people will think I’m a leper.”

Rizzo

“I got chills, they’re multiplyin’. And I’m losing control ’cause the power you’re supplyin’, it’s electrifyin’.”

Danny

Then there’s one of the most iconic and memorable tunes from Grease, “Summer Lovin’,” which perfectly encapsulates the magic of those carefree summer days, “Summer lovin’, had me a blast. Summer lovin’, happened so fast.”

Embracing the Spirit of Summer Hours

As a progressive firm we understand that socialist (various groups including the National Labor Union) fought for downtime, weekends and vacations. Labor unions also influenced the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 that included child labor provisions to protect young workers. Learn more about the evolution of work in our society that spans centuries.

At our firm, we believe in the importance of work-life balance and honoring the spirit of summer. Just like the characters in Grease, who cherish their summer fling, we recognize the value of downtime, shorter workweeks, and vacation. With team members spanning different time zones, we’re excited to introduce our August hours—a time to enjoy the joys of summer without compromising on productivity.

In many parts of Europe, it’s a tradition for many to take the month of August off, and we’re taking a page from their book. While we may not be able to shut down for the entire month, we’re adopting a summer-hours policy to ensure that our team members have ample opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate. In the U.S., many companies embrace the concept of “summer hours,” which often means shorter workdays on Fridays—a nod to the collective desire to embrace the season’s magic.

Throughout August, our office will be closed for meetings on Thursdays and Fridays, whenever possible. We firmly believe that downtime is essential for maintaining good mental health, fostering creativity, and promoting overall well-being. Research consistently shows that taking breaks and stepping away from work can increase productivity, improve focus, and reduce stress levels. By giving our team members a chance to unwind and enjoy the pleasures of summer, we’re investing in their happiness and success.

Taking a Walk Off into Summer Adventures

As we embrace our August hours, we encourage you to embark on your own summer adventures. The possibilities are endless, whether attending an exhilarating concert, relishing in the excitement of Women’s World Cup matches, or simply soaking up the sun on a leisurely afternoon. Use this time to create cherished memories, connect with loved ones, and revel in summer’s joy.

In the spirit of Grease’s famous “Summer Lovin'” tune, we invite you to enjoy this season of fun, laughter, and relaxation. From all of us at our progressive firm, we wish you an unforgettable summer filled with endless smiles, cherished moments, and the magic of warm, sun-kissed days. Cheers to a summer of love and joy!