Category Archives: Workplace Life

Flashback Friday: Reporter Sean Adkins, 38, explains social media of the 1990s

Business Reporter Sean Adkins ponders how the world has changed.

Business Reporter Sean Adkins ponders how the world has changed.

Today, someone was making a video for our Teen Takeover staff. Folks around here were asked to share their tips for teen journos.

I was asked to explain what social media was like when I was a kid. Basically it barely existed, I said. (Aside from this gem.)

I shared the question with fellow business reporter Sean Adkins. He’s 38.

Crap was really in the stone age back then. Continue reading


Co-worker Sean Adkins poses with a cucumber

York Daily Record/Sunday News Business Reporter Sean Adkins poses with a succulent, green vegetable.

Just a slice of life over here at the YDR business pod.

The other day, copy editor Teresa Cook gave me a fresh cucumber plucked from her garden.

Naturally, I figured, I’d use it to harass Sean.

This includes, but is not limited to, putting the elongated veggie in my purse and asking, “Is that a cucumber in my bag, or are you just happy to see me?”

Glad he has a sense of humor.

For another amusing photo of Adkins in action, click here.

Newsroom fun: Getting the York Daily Record editor Jim McClure to wear an orange vest

Orange you glad I’m back blogging again?

Lots of things have happened since I blogged last.

But first things first.

I am now the proud owner of an ‘orange crush’ ‘high visibility’ vest, a freebie from Harley’s Steel Toe Tour at its Springettsbury Township bike manufacturing plant. Continue reading

R.I.P. @fakelaurenboyer … You were short-lived but hilarious.

My short-lived imposter. Click to enlarge.


For a brief second, I felt pretty cool this week after a brush with the “fake” Twitter account phenomena reserved primarily for dignified celebrities like Rick Santorum and David Hasselhoff.

I was confused, yet ecstatic.

The imposter — who I later discovered was another York Daily Record staffer — perfectly, and hilariously, nailed my love of all things crass.

I nabbed the above screenshot before the account was deleted.

R.I.P. FakeLaurenBoyer.

Meet the York County lawyers who lunch

Originally published on Page A1 of the York Daily Record/Sunday News on Monday, July 18, 2011.

Daily Record/Sunday News

They come in different flavors — civil, criminal, family.

A slightly sweaty Judge Harry Ness stops by Central Market for a sandwich. To stay active, he spends three lunch breaks a week walking four miles on the York County Rail Trail with Judge Thomas Kelly. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - LAUREN BOYER

One of them goes by “your honor.”

But when the clock strikes noon five days a week, they clutch menus around a York city lunch table, in the name of empty stomachs and colorful conversation.

Even after 15 years, the witty banter, jokes and idea-sharing remains as hearty as their appetites.

“We have networking and comraderie that you can’t get sitting at your desk,” said attorney Kathleen Prendergast, munching on a salad in Central Market recently.

Some might consider it a luxury in an age of shrinking lunch hours.

The average lunch break is 20 to 40 minutes, according to a CareerBuilder survey that also found 32 percent of workers taking less than a half-hour for lunch. Continue reading