When The Email Doesn’t Work, Neither Do We
I guess I'm just used to taking things like this for granted.
When I first started working here, we still used a lot of paper. Commercials would be written down on a sheet, we'd have a paper log to say what played when, there was a lot of filing. Now, we're almost paperless. Rarely are post it notes left in my inbox or printed flyers given to me. Everything is over email and our work sites.
So when the e-mail is down, well, that's something that can't be helped. That's the situation my company is in today. Well, not just us. The whole company. It's all over the hundreds of stations my company owns. And well, that cuts out a lot of what we do. We get cancellations that way, we get community calendar events that way, we get notices about commercials or changes and everything via email.
Thankfully the internet isn't down. If the internet was down, we really wouldn't have any way to work on many, many things. Not just commercials, but blog posts like this, and even working on our radio shifts. How would we figure out what to talk about? If you can't Google stuff, or go to news sites... things have changed. Definitely.
And the thing is, they've changed pretty much permanently, and for the most part, for the better. Our online sites that we use to do our work are more efficient, more helpful, just better in general. Until the internet is down. Then it's just sitting and looking at your hands or something.
Other offices and businesses can probably run pretty well without the internet or email. But that's the nature of our way of doing things now.
What's something about your job that people wouldn't understand? What's something about your job people would never guess unless you told them?