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My work experience was from the 8th July - 18th July 2002 at a surgery in Greenwich called the South Street Medical Centre.

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MY WORK EXPERIENCE My work experience was from the 8th July - 18th July 2002 at a surgery in Greenwich called the South Street Medical Centre. It took me about half an hour to get there from my house by bus. I started at 9 o'clock and finished at 4 o'clock. On the first day, I was a bit nervous but outwardly calm. I felt optimistic and enthusiastic to have the opportunity to experience something new and potentially exciting. If only I had known what the world of work was really like! I went in calmly and asked the receptionist where I should go. She told me to go to the top floor to see Jackie Bowness, the secretary. I went in and we talked about what I was going to do for the two weeks. Then she took me around the medical centre and told me what the rooms were and what happened in them. ...read more.


We looked around the shops and we went to the post office to post the letters from the medical centre and then we went back and had out lunch. We went back to the top floor and she gave me some photocopying to do and then I typed some more letters using the dictaphone. Then it was time for me to go home. On the second day I went in and Jackie told me that I could open the post with her, she told me to open all of it, except the ones with 'private and confidential' written on them. After I had opened the post it had to sort it out and put it into each doctors' folders. I had to take the medical results and the repeat prescriptions down to the reception. The staff working in the reception told me to put the medical results in to each person's file, and then I did some filing. ...read more.


At least I felt some recognition of my worth and this was positive for me. On Tuesday I was in the reception all day because Jackie couldn't come in on that day. While I was in the reception I translated Tamil to people who couldn't speak Tamil because I knew Tamil. Again this made me feel useful and of benefit. I was happy on Thursday because it was the Last day at work, so I took some chocolates for the staff. I did some translation for some people I knew. For lunch I went out with Jackie and she took me to a book shop and I brought a cook book for mum. After lunch Jackie told me that one of my teachers was going to come and visit me. Then Jackie told me I could have half day because it was my last day, so I said good bye to everyone and I thought to my self 'yes free at last'. This was a good feeling because I was so bored at that place. ...read more.

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