… is that my work continues. As I sit in a building that’s emptier than it should be on a regular workday because the city has been brought to a halt by an ice storm, I ponder on the fact that I don’t get to stay home or stop working. I’ve worked through floods, hurricanes, city evacuations, non-Houston emergencies and other various and sundry situations. And the need for someone to do my job, to communicate with our audiences through all of it, continues regardless of what else is going on.
If I were at home today (and hadn’t disregarded the news warnings that travel was discouraged so I could join my coworkers in the office)… if I were at home today, I’d just be working remotely. In fact, one of the first things I had to learn was the ability to do my job from almost anywhere. Today that’s made possible through smart phones and tablets. Once upon a time it meant that I carried copies of printed lists and contact info with me pretty much everywhere.
And as I stop for a few minutes to eat lunch (writing this on my iPad with Bluetooth keyboard + cellular internet access), I realize that most people never see this side of my job. But that thought is brief as I try to chew and finish before my phone rings again.
How’s your day going?