Journalists have to work on holidays, because cops and firefighters and doctors and nurses and EMTs and soldiers work on holidays, and someone has to report on what the heroes are up to while the rest of us are drinking ourselves silly.
And that’s why I always worked on Christmas. It’s not my holiday, so to do otherwise would be selfish.
But because I always worked Christmas, I always had off on New Year’s Eve. Quid pro quo, and all that.
Except for New Year’s Eve 2000, a night of work that still infuriates me, 14 years later. Continue reading