Clocking in on Christmas day

By Krystal Allan – bio | email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Akim Bishop can sum up Christmas day at the airport in about five words.

"Slow, slow. It's very slow," said Bishop.

So what's he been doing to keep himself occupied on the job that too he can sum it up in about five words?

"Facebook. And that's it, Facebook," said Bishop.

It's been slow, but steady at the Chevron gas station off Pass Road in Gulfport.  But, workers said it's the customers who help keep them in the Christmas spirit.

"Some people bring you food, something to drink so they do think of you," said Daniel Trochesett, gas station worker.

Worker Mario Camps said instead of complaining about having to clock in, he thinks of those who wish they could.

"A lot of people right now are without jobs. So, I think a lot of people rather be making money than spending it," said Camps.

It's also something that isn't too far Bishop's mind.  He just landed his job at the Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport a couple weeks back.

"Before I moved out here, it was super hard to find a job.  I moved down here and now I have two. I look at it as a blessing," said Bishop.

Though they have to put in the time, workers like Camps said they too will get to enjoy a little bit of Christmas.

"When I get off work, I'm gonna try to see my family, and we get off about 10 p.m.  Definitely, there's still time to enjoy the day."

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