Life At The Gazette
What can I say about Tony? Some of us just can't get enough of him.
This is my second tour of duty, and the second go-round is a lot easier than my first.
I didn't know what Tony was like back then. He was difficult to get an interview with since he was always a very busy man, constantly running from one meeting to another, and very involved in the community and the newspaper business.
Exercising At The Gazette:
Where else can you have your own built-in stairmaster on the job? Right here. There are numerous trips to Tony's office on the third floor. Several times a day. Up and down the stairs we go for this or that.
Although it took Tony awhile to fully computerize the office since my first employment with the Gazette, he has come a long way from checking e-mails to creating a new system on Excel, even though he drives us crazy with his constant changes or questions like, "What is that noise? Where's Vinnie? Rose, Melissa come up to the third floor."
Just For The Rush:
Tony asked me why I like working for the Gazette- my answer was: "For the rush of it all, to meet deadlines and new and important people."
When I first worked at the Gazette I started as a telemarketer and then publisher assistant. Since I came back I am classified advertising director and part-time event photographer often meeting senators, councilmembers and assemblymembers.
We all have our days of not enough time for a life outside of the Gazette but that's okay since it's fun.
Tony, good luck on the Gazette's 25th anniversary and I hope you have many more new challenges and good years to come.- Rose Albergo