Work experience was an opportunity for me, and many other year 10
students across the country to experience a different world, a world
outside school, a world of work. To many this was a new opportunity, a
challenge if you like, but to me it wasn't all that new as I have
worked for my dad at his work far from few times before. I found that
working for my dad was challenging, sometimes difficult, but I always
managed to get the work done and get that feel of self achievement.
The feeling of self achievement is a wonderful feeling, some may say
better than sex, I wouldn't go that far, but it is good.
Work experience started on June 1st 2002. I remember this day very
well, I got up at about seven o'clock, had a shower, and got ready in
a hurry because I was looking forward in anticipation to going to
work. I got a lift in to work by my sister. The only drawback was that
I got dropped off in Dunmow a hour early, but it didn't matter because
I could always go and see my friend who worked in the butchers.
That morning at nine thirty on the dot I turned up at work eagerly
waiting for it to all begin, waiting became the key word, I had to
wait for a whole hour for my boss to arrive I was not a very happy
bunny a can tell you that. So I done the only thing I could which was
play on the X BOX on the 36inch wide screen television, that kept me
happy. When he arrived, to my disappointment he had nothing for me to
do I felt as if he was wasting my time, and I really do not like time
wasters! He told me just to play on the X BOX some more, naturally I
Later in the day he found a job for me to do, I was quite excited as
it was the first job I had had all day. When I found out what it was I
was most disappointed, angry if you like because the job was a stupid,
lame job that a child could do.
"Go get the lunch" he said whilst giving me a list and some money. By
this time I was very bored and he was my 'BOSS' so I went up to
Dorringtons and got him and I something to eat.
Whilst I was down that end of town I decided to pop into The Curiosity
Shop were a friend named Kim worked. She was very...