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Working Thanksgiving Isn’t That Bad

By · November 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

 Happy Thanksgiving Family Music and Shopping Happy Thanksgiving: Family, Music, and Shopping! Working the holidays… it’s part of the news business, news never sleeps.  This morning, a perfect example!  Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Tornado Warnings on Thanksgiving Day!

So, back to working the holidays, I don’t mind.  To be honest, I haven’t had a Thanksgiving or a Christmas with my family in Arizona in seven years.  I’m not sad about it, we make our own holidays whenever I can be home.  And to be honest, that’s a little more fun… who’s heard of Thanksgiving in January?  That’s when we usually celebrate it!

Working the holidays isn’t bad.  I work the same shift almost every day at WTHR.  We’re a family.  Yes, we even fight!  But, we have fun!  We joke around, we care about each other, and I consider them genuine friends.  From the producers, to the production assistants, to on-air talent we’re all working the holiday.  So, no, I’m not sad about missing Thanksgiving with my family… my surrogate family is right here at WTHR.  Today we even had a pitch-in… our Thanksgiving feast started at 7am, and what a treat it was!  It’s not the holiday that makes it special, it’s the people you spend it with.

When my husband I were dating, we always picked up Jack in the Box tacos for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We had to work, so we made our own traditions!  And, I love Jack in the Box tacos!

However you spend the holidays, I hope it’s special, and you get to appreciate everyone who makes your life better each day.

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4 Comments

1

You just gave me a taco craving I can’t satisfy for a month. Ugh.

2

Very cool Nicole. I am glad you have a good attitude about it. I am a pilot and have to work when I have to work so I know where you are coming from. Sometimes that cuts into family affairs so I know the feeling but you just make sure the times you are with friends and family all that more special.

Chris

3

Great story. We appreciate all the hard work! I’ve heard Jack in the Box is looking at the Indy market. Thanks Nicole!!!

4

Bill… I’ve heard that Jack is coming to town too… I can’t wait!

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