For those who don’t know about my circumstances, or for the new followers, I have announced on 24th August 2016 that I may end up being unable to continue translating in this post.
As of 17th October 2016, my worst prediction have come true and now I am working with my father. In this post, I will talk about the current circumstances and give my two cents.
First of all, this job is actually kind of like… our family business. It has been passed down from my grandfather’s generation to my father, and since I am the only “son” in this family, I am the only successor left to inherit this job from my father. If I don’t do it, nobody else will.
This job requires a lot of heavy labor and traveling. Sometimes, we even had to travel to other countries, so I spent the first day renewing my passport. And other times, we had to go out at night to talk about business with the client. I only worked for three days and I’m already down with muscle ache all over the place.
All in all, this is a very tiring job, but it doesn’t look like I will be able to quit now. My dad’s been bragging all over the place that I’m going to be his successor.
I would get home feeling all exhausted, but it should get better once I’m used to the work. Since I started working, I’ve been hitting the sack really early and didn’t manage to get much translating done at night.
However, since I’ve received at least $100 worth of pledge per month on Patreon, I will try to convince my father to let me take one or two days off from work per week to focus on translating. If I force myself to translate from morning until the late night, I should barely be able to finish two chapters. I mean, it’s unfair if I’m receiving money while not giving anything back in return right? My father should understand…