It is a pleasant place to work. The usual day is a busy one from start to end as there are always news events to cover, write about and to prepare for print.
In my almost 15 years at the newspaper, I have advanced from clerk, to reporter to editor in three years time. I have learned to manage my time more efficiently over the years with safe, productive short-cuts.
The hardest, or less enjoyable part of my job, is that it doesn't end at 5 p.m. when I leave work. There are many evening events as well as weekend events that need covered by the reporter, correspondent and myself.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the week when I know, with help, that I have completed everything needed for three newspapers as well as posting on our web, facebook and twitter pages.
I get to meet, interview and cover many interesting people and events.
No raises, too many unpaid hours of work after the 40 hours.