The door to Can of Worms was locked when I got there today. While waiting, I decided to thumbnail a storyboard to “Take Care” by Drake ft. Rhianna. Toby soon arrived, along with a new intern. As soon as Toby opened the door, I work began.
My boss sat the new intern and I down outside and started teaching us about the financial side of publishing, joking that once we learned that, we wouldn’t want to work in publishing. He taught us about Recommended Retail Price (RRP), royalty, net invoice value (net and gross), distribution and sales cost, overhead cost, printing cost, editorial cost, designs cost, marketing cost, publicity cost, etc. Basically, there was not much profit left after all the “costs.”
During our lesson, Toby constantly had to get up and take calls. When he got up to leave, I’d turn to the new intern and start chatting with her. We talked about the recent tornados that had been occurring in the states, our future plans, our majors, books we wanted to write, etc. She was really nice and easy to talk to. I’m really looking forward to working with her.
For the rest of the day, I continued to read “Each Day a Small Victory.” Then I went home. As soon as I got there, I noticed everyone’s beds where made but mine. My roommate explained to me that the cleaner, who was still there, saw a note on my bed and wasn’t sure what to do. Before I left for work, I put a note on my bed saying, “Thank you for cleaning.” Turns out, our cleaner didn’t know English. So, I showed her the note, then put it into my phone to translate it into Spanish. She understood after that. This situation really got me thinking about of immigrants here and in the states. I felt a little glad I got to experience it here because I hadn’t really seen “this side of London” since I’ve been here.
The rest of the day was a day to relax, for the most part. My roommate and I went shopping at the Shopping Centre, picked up some sushi, then enjoyed a few movies on Netflix. I was a well-deserved evening.