Work Experience Essay

1626 words - 7 pages

Work Experience

I absolutely had no idea what I wanted to do for work experience. I
had about three different options, but I always had a negative
thoughts. One was to work in a bank of any sort. Well, the good things
were that I think it would be fun and it does make you look smart and
important. The negatives where that, to be totally honest, I was
really good at money! I wasn't that smart in maths and was also a bit
careless. I thought that working in a bank would make me have big
responsibilities (like handling money or talking to customers) too big
that I couldn't even handle. There was no way that I was going to go
to a bank and make a total klutz of myself. All I thought about when I
heard "money" was spend, spend, and spend!

Two was working in a primary school. I already had two brothers that
drove me bonkers, and they were in primary school, what was I going to
do with more than a dozen of them? I would go mad. The good things
about working in a primary school were that I like little kids and
helping them. It makes me feel important, knowing they would listen to
me. The negatives were that, not all kids were good, they might give
me a hard time and I would than be stressed out and make me lose my
temper.

Finally, working in a shop. I had a long think about that one. I
didn't like the sound of me working in a shop, to be completely
honest, anyone would agree with me. First, it's not like they would
let me run the place and two, they won't put me behind a counter,
after like, a day of knowing me, would they? I know what they would
make me do. Clean and make me stock up the shelves when they've nearly
run out of items. I wouldn't like that as a work experience, though.
So that thought put me off.

I now sat down and had a long though about it. To be honest when I
grow up I wanted to be a lawyer. But I'm sure, again, on my first day
they won't let me exactly sort out a case will they? No, I didn't
think so. They would make it sound hard and probably give me papers to
read. I know it sounds stupid, but I just want to be a lawyer. I don't
want to sit and study for 5 years in college or university; I just
wanted to be a lawyer. I had been watching too many movies and it's
tempting. Movies like, Legally Blonde or similar types, makes it sound
like being a lawyer is fun and no actual hard work is needed. But I
knew that was impossible! Out of my three options, I chose the primary
school.

My overall experience working in Carlton Primary School was quite
good. I had lots of fun during the week. I never expected it to be
like that. I walked to school and arrive there at 8:30am, feeling
nervous. Questions buzzed in my mind, like what if they don't like me?
What if they say I look funny? What if they laugh at my clothes? You
wouldn't expect someone to be fully excited...

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