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English Speech. Work Experience

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English Speech Good morning boys and girls, you are lucky enough to be witnessing my presentation, free of charge (although tips will be accepted at the end of the performance). I am going to talk about my work experience, all the action - the good, the bad, and the downright ugly, but enough about the finance man, let's move on. On my work experience, I went to Fairgame Publishing Ltd. - a company which publishes magazines, based on women's football, it is the biggest selling women's football magazine in England, even though I would bet that none of you in this room have heard about it. I only sells a few thousand every issue (once every two months) but, they were overjoyed when they found that in approximately three years time, they would finally break into profit. Now, I can see by your faces that you are all waiting in eager anticipation as to find out how I got this placement. Well, due to my connections, I know the editor of this magazine, she plays for the same football team with me, so the organisation was pretty efficient - I politely asked her - by shouting across the football pitch one training session - if I could do work experience with her - and she politely responded - by shouting back. ...read more.

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I was then introduced to the team of workers they had, and to my own desk, which had a computer. I was then later shown the health and safety procedure, which contained a top of the range medical kit - two plasters (one square, once rectangle) and a notebook. As always, no expense spared. Once I had been shown the ropes I was given my first task - check the online forum that they had to see if anyone had been saying unacceptable things. This was fine with me, until I found I had to read about 300 comments on about 35 different subjects, this took me about 2hours to check through and I found nothing unacceptable on it. It was now the highlight of the day - dinnertime meant one thing and one thing only - The Sandwich Man! He travelled around in a van full of, you guessed it, sandwiches! When he came and sounded his noise (which is indescribable) it was a mad rush as to who could get there first. After that excitement, it was back to the usual day. In the afternoon I was given what was quite possibly, the most fun task that I have ever needed to undertake ...read more.

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One of my interviews went onto the website, I was also interviewed myself, this was also put onto the website. Also, on a higher note, I managed to make just two cups of tea during the entire week, this was either because they were extremely kind people or that my tea making ability was incredibly poor, I think realistically, the latter is more probable. By the end of the week I was sad to leave, what started as the most boring thing I have ever endured ended as a very valuable experience. I was also disappointed to leave as I would miss the friendly and funny atmosphere that surrounded the office, everyone was very kind and talkative with me, and they made me feel welcome from day one. I will also value my nickname 'Helen the Christmas work experience elf' forever. Although I enjoyed my week, I have decided that I do not want to pursue a career in journalism, as I would prefer a more practical approach to work. At the end of the week I felt completely fine, as my day was spent sitting down, doing work, but also talking to my friends on msn messenger. From this experience I have also mastered the game blast billiards and have since completed all versions of it. Thank you for your time. ...read more.

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