I started working at Rock Hill Telephone Company in 1979 in the General Office. For several days every bill cycle, I would help Accounting hand-stuff telephone and cable TV bills. With the telephone bills, we had to manually match toll records with the corresponding bill. Years later, I was the first person in the company to run the automatic bill insertion machine. And here we are today, where many of our customers receive paperless bills. Comporium is 125 years old and I’ve been a part of the company for nearly 1/3 of that time. I’ve seen lots of changes in how we operate, but one thing that has always been consistent is how the company and the Barnes family really care about the employees. One of the best pieces of advice I ever had came from my dad when he told me I needed to apply for a job at the telephone company. I’m so glad I listened!