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Work experience. The first time those words were mentioned I felt a cold shiver

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Work experience. The first time those words were mentioned I felt a cold shiver slowly descend down my back. Images of spending a week with unknown people in dead-end jobs flooded into my head. It was obviously going to be far too much effort for what it was worth. Yet, another side of me said do I want to be watching paint dry, or even watching grass grow.' This is not where I want to be. I want to be out, I want to be experiencing, living, running, jumping, eating, playing, screaming, laughing, anything. I had to apply to a company for a two week placement, and this had to be done through proper procedures, so I had to make sure my curriculum vitae was up to date and well presented. I first began to think what type of work experience would I most enjoy and benefit from. I thought I would like to work in a computer related placement since I am doing IT as a GCSE and I have a keen interest in it. I went along to the careers office and talked to the careers teacher but he didn't quite have what I wanted so I went home and done some research on the internet and found a contact number and e-mail, I phoned the number and asked about any work experience opportunities and they said the best thing was to e-mail my queries to a certain e-mail address. ...read more.


This also proved to be astonishingly time-consuming as all the files were in my opinion 'messy'. On the contrary the job I hated most was making coffee, I mean come on, I did not intend to make coffee for myself let alone make it for 1..2..3..4..5 other members of staff, this mage me feel completely 'lackey', by doing basic tasks, but at the end of the day a job is a job no matter what. I felt that I was not permitted to a wide range of jobs; maybe it was because it is work experience after all and who knows I might be able to access this when or if I do work there in the future (as if, spending time on making coffee, I'd rather sit at home starve myself). In general I did not look forward to the jobs I was asked to do mainly because I did not feel included as a 'permanent' member; like the employees. The people I worked with were mostly amiable, but that does not apply to their language, which was utterly horrid. The majority regarded me as a nuisance; it was as though I was expletives. I could work with people who were nearly all approachable or shall I say exceptionally pleasant. My supervisor looked unreservedly amusing; he had an egg-shaped head; hair all over the place, as though he had an electric shock; mud-boots in a business department; I could go on forever but I would get carried away. ...read more.


not to be spoken to in that way and had to warn him that I will have to leave the conversation if he continued in the manner that he was talking to me. However it wasn't as easy as that since I was very nervous and could feel my nerves getting to me. I managed to overcome these nerves and talk to the irate customer and deal with him appropriately. I will conclude by saying that I had a most fascinating and informative week, I enjoyed every part of it as most of the tasks I comprehended them as challenging. I was made to feel extremely welcome by all of the members of the staff. I found the week very informative because I found out that it is definitely the sort of business I would like to do when I leave school/university. By taking up this work, it had made me feel differently about my career plan as how crucial it really is before this work experience. When I look back at my work experience in about five years time I would like to think of it as "It was worth every penny". Also how a great deal it was influential in playing a crucial part in my life when I reflect back! I walked to the train station feeling satisfied with myself. I arrived home feeling rather cheerful and surprisingly looking forward to school. ?? ?? ?? ?? English Coursework Name: Shahajada Chowdhury Candidate Number: 5613 School: Stepney Green School School Number: 10548 Date: 09/05/2007 1 ...read more.

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