|WPIX TV... the Old and still sometimes stomping grounds|
I really don't know how I survived my old life. For six years I worked early mornings in television news and when I say early I was out the door of my house everyday at 1:45 AM! The morning shift in television can be brutal, there is a reason why people work a normal nine to five as the human body can only take so much. Most people wondered why I would do that, and if their was even news at that hour. I asked myself those questions a lot. For most in our business the morning show was a death sentence, nothing could be worse. Trust me, when I left last July I was burned out.
|This is what I stared at everyday|
|Buttons and monitors were my life|
I was, at the time, essentially a stay at home dad with another full time job. I would come home from work at around 11:00 and begin my other job, which at the time I wasn't very good at. Whether or not I have improved in my domestic abilities is still debatable, but my focus now can be on chores at home and not having to worry about squeezing a nap in before the kids get home.
|Live at the Hoboken Path Station|
I go back into the office every now and then when they need me, which has not been all that often, but enough to remind me of what my life was like. I did like my job, I liked the creativity and I liked being in the center of it all. There really is some about working in television that gets in your blood that keeps you coming back. I am sitting here right now at work after dragging my but out of bed at 1:30AM and while there is plenty I do miss, the one thing I don't ever miss is the hours, they suck.