Monday, November 26, 2018
You get some breaks. You get some lousy shifts. It's all part of the game.
Here is the way I approach it. My family is local. I don't have to travel. Holidays aren't a big thing to me. I'll work while Santa is making his rounds. It's okay. As I've said many times, working holidays is part of the package when you take a job in broadcasting. If you can't accept that, you should find another line of work. When I was younger, I viewed holidays as an opportunity. More work. More money. More exposure. In fact, my first time anchoring at Newswatch 16 was on a Christmas morning.
In exchange for getting some lousy shifts, I acquired some scattered day off in December and January. It always works out in the end. No one every gets everything he or she desires. It's all a matter of flexibility and compromise.
Saddle up. The holiday season is here.