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Wilmington employees work through holiday

Mona Jones serves a crowd of hungry customers at Ezelle's Breakfast House on Labor Day. (Source: WECT) Mona Jones serves a crowd of hungry customers at Ezelle's Breakfast House on Labor Day. (Source: WECT)
"We're here to support our customers because they have to eat," Jones said. (Source: WECT) "We're here to support our customers because they have to eat," Jones said. (Source: WECT)
Labor Day meant a relaxing day off for some, and ironically, more work for others. (Source: WECT) Labor Day meant a relaxing day off for some, and ironically, more work for others. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Labor Day meant a relaxing day off for some, and ironically, more work for others.

Waitress Mona Jones spent the morning serving a crowd of hungry customers at Ezelle's Breakfast House, even though other businesses closed their doors for the holiday.

"We're here to support our customers because they have to eat," said Jones as she weaved in and out other busy waitresses hurrying to satisfy the breakfast crowd.

When asked why she decided to work the traditional "day-off," she said she needed the money.

"I'm actually trying to get a new car at the moment," Jones explained.

Jones isn't alone. Many businesses thrive on the Labor Day holiday rush of shopping, traveling, and, in Jones' case, eating.

"We had a line out the door all day yesterday, it seemed like," Jones said. "We expect the same today."

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