No pets or plants
LIZ Hayes gave up on indoor plants a while ago. There was no point trying to save them — they would just perish during the long and regular times she spent away from home gathering stories for 60 Minutes.
Hayes also had to set up a system that would mean her mail was collected and her bills paid on time.
‘‘I have developed a clever system for paying my bills, which has been working for a few years now,’’ Hayes says.
‘‘I have an accountant, God bless her, who collects my mail and pays my bills because there were many times when my electricity was about 60 Minutes, PG Channel 9, Sunday, 7.30pm Current affairs Duration: 1 hour to be cut and I was in some far-flung area.
‘‘Some (companies) only give you a few weeks to pay up and sometimes a bill would arrive the day after I left and it would be overdue by the time I got back, so we devised a system and she hasn’t let me down.
‘‘And I don’t have plants or animals. I can’t look after anything that needs me to stay alive.
‘‘For all of us (60 Minutes reporters) we are out of our own