Perks of the Job

by - October 04, 2011

I'm not good at making friends.

I'm not the type of person to go out and find people to hang out with. I'm the type of person who bonds with people I interact with on a daily basis, so my coworkers become my friends.

It was the same in college, except I went out a lot more than I do now, which is basically never.

I've talked before about the worst part of my job - having to say goodbye to all of the great people I've been fortunate enough to meet. Well, the best part of my job is definitely all those great people.

The two lovely ladies who helped train me and get me started down this path.

My last station event as the morning producer with my two lovely hosts (plus the chief meteorologist).

My first Friday Night Football season.

Both of these ladies have gone on to bigger and better things, and I miss both of them daily.

One of my favorite reporters, who's also moved on.

I really have no idea what this event was. I'm sure they were feeding us though.

Salsa Night!

Employee appreciation steak dinner with my then-nightside reporter and one of our web producers.

We all had to work on the 4th of July so we (sports director and anchor) decided to play with sparklers on the roof :)

Coworkers past and present celebrating the nuptials of two of our own.
The lovely bride :)

Cheering on the media in our annual softball game benefiting the food bank.

Saying goodbye to our favorite sports guy.

All the people I've been lucky enough to meet in my short time in this profession have added so much to my life. I cherish all of our friendships and know that no matter how many different directions our lives take us in we'll continue to stay in touch and maintain our relationships.

For all the stress and headaches this line of work causes, the people make up for it.

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  1. It's a good thing that you have saved these pictures of people who touched your life and made a difference. When listing all of the negative aspects of a job it's important to remember to count the positive ones as well. I'm happy to see more pictures of you here, Ashton!

  2. what great pics! the first few paragraphs you were definitely describing me!!

  3. i hear ya! the connections that one makes at work can be so amazing. some of my best friends in life came through the jobs. :)

  4. Several of the people in these pictures still work with me, although a few of them are nearing the ends of their contracts and preparing to move on to other things. I think we're on the second round of new people at the station since I started two years ago.