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For my work experience, I opted to go to a local chemist, 'Health Serve Pharmacy', which is in Evington.

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Work Experience Speech

For my work experience, I opted to go to a local chemist, 'Health Serve Pharmacy', which is in Evington. Initially, I wanted to go to a pharmacy for the first week, and a local community centre for the second week. However, due to the cost implications involved, the school said that it would be better if I remained at one place for the whole two weeks. For this reason, I chose to work in a chemist for both weeks. I thought that by working in a chemist, I would learn the key skills required in retail, and I would be able to boost my confidence. During the course of my placement at the chemist, I regretted my decision. I began to wish that I had gone to the community centre, because I would have been able to meet a wide diversity of people, whereas, in the chemist, I met the same people everyday.

My first day at the chemist went contrary to my expectations. I obviously expected to be greeted by my supervisor, and thereafter explained the health and safety regulations. However, this was not the case. When I reached the chemist, I asked

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