When I first heard about Take Your Kid to Work Day, I pictured myself at home doing what any teenage boy does best: nothing.
I saw myself sleeping past lunch, watching television and playing on my computer. However, my mother had different plans. I soon found myself in her car, driving to the Richmond News.
Despite my initial shock of, "Oh no, I have to do something today," I found that visiting the Richmond News was both interesting and fun in ways I did not expect.
The News is nestled in the busier part of Richmond, near Lansdowne shopping centre, amidst stores - some covered in advertising, others simply waiting to be contacted.
When I arrived, I was introduced to those whom I would briefly be sharing the build-ing with. I learned not only their names, but also their positions and how they benefit the company and its growth. I also met the building mascot dog Cleo, which, I have to admit, was a bit of a surprise.
I attended a meeting of sorts with the editor Eve Edmonds and reporters Alan Campbell and Michelle Hopkins. I essentially got an early look at what is now in your hands. (Unless you're reading online.) I was then asked to write a small story for the Richmond News based on what I had experienced thus far. But before I could start, once again I was whisked away by what I now see as an opportunity to further elaborate on my experiences. My mother and I visited advertising clients around Richmond and I got a first-hand trial of what working in advertising at the News felt like.
After a quick lunch, I returned to the office to meet my writing deadline and write about the time I had here.