Family and friends ask what my work schedule is and I have decided the best answer is:
“I dont have days off, I have time slots off”
Working at the station as much as we all do, you tend to run into some regular faces even past midnight.
I always make sure to say hello and talk to “Gary” who handles the maintenance at our station. When you’re working that late it can probably get a little boring and lonely.
On Friday I was running around interviewing sources for a couple upcoming stories when I lost track of time. I needed footage inside a local government building for my story due Monday morning, but they had closed for the weekend. I was bummed to say the least.
I drove over to the the building anyway and saw one car parked in their parking lot. I went up to the front door of the building when I saw “Gary” inside with his supplies. I knocked on the door until “Gary” saw me and waved before walking
over to open the door. He let me stay as long as I liked to film the footage I needed for my story and we chatted quite a bit before I left.
Hard work is a must and good luck is a bonus.
However, if you love people you will always love this crazy business because the world is full of them 😉
Molly M. Cassidy