Non Fiction Writing - My Work Experience.
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Michele Dominique English Coursework 11A1 27.03.04 Non Fiction Writing My Work Experience For my work experience, I went to work at a hairdresser's, located on South Norwood Hill around where I live which turned out to be quite convenient for me! It was called Jon-Paul's and was run by a woman called Amanda Burns. The manager of the salon was to be my boss for 2 whole weeks. Sally White was her name, she was a very nice but firm person who seemed to put her career before anything else in her life. I got this impression from the first day I met her; the way she approached me was done in a quite distant manner, she spoke in a tone which very much meant business and from that first day, I knew there would be no fooling around as long as I was to be under her supervision.
But when I actually got around to performing these little jobs, as the days went by I found them not bothering me at all; and surprisingly enough, I found myself unconsciously enjoying them while chatting away to clients. I felt as if I had been part of the hairdresser's for ages, and by the time the second week arrived I got to know the stylists, helpers and some of the regular customers fairly well. As the week progressed I didn't really feel like giving up this comfortable way of working after just 2 weeks. One exciting aspect of my job was that I was able to conduct perms under supervision. I found this task quite challenging as they told me I was the first work experience girl whom they'd let try perming hair.
I realised that not spending time with them has led me to become more mature and independent on my own, however I also felt deprived of what I really liked the best in my life and that was them! Therefore, I feel that when I leave this school after further education, I hope that it won't change anything and that we remain as we are now (which is somewhere between decent and immature) than to become the grown-up young women we all transformed into after work experience! I really believe that this work placement has made a big impact on my views of the "world of working", and in time I think I'll be ready for it but, meanwhile I'll just settle for concentrating on schoolwork as well as having fun with my friends! Word Count: 698 Lines: 76 Paragraphs: 23
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