As part of our transition year, we have to go and find three work placements so we can have some employment experience. As my first work experience, I chose to do it in a local pharmacy called Bradleys Pharmacy in Arklow town. To get my placement I called the pharmacy to see if they would be able to accept me for a work experience placement. I was able to do my work experience in Bradleys. I was very excited about being able to do my work experience in a pharmacy as pharmacy is something thatinterests me. I done different jobs throughout my work experience.
On the first day of my work experience, I worked in the photo printing section of the pharmacy. This was something I was never interested in doing or I did not expect to be working in this section of the pharmacy. During my work in the photo lab, I learnt how to print out pictures from your phone to real pictures. I also printed out pictures for all the customers that came into the shop to get their pictures printed that day as well. I enjoyed working in the photo lab more then I thought I would which is something I would not have learnt if I did not do work experience.
On the next three days of work experience I was helping out on the floor of the shop at the beauty department and the medicine available for customers to buy. I did not enjoy this work very much, it involved putting new items that were being sold into stock, pricing items and putting a price tag on them, date checking medicines, and putting out new stock to the shelves of the shop for customers to buy. I found this part of my work experience quite boring and did not enjoy it as much as the photo lab. On the last day of my work experience I was doing work in the dispensary section of the pharmacy. This is where the prescriptions are handed into and the prescriptions are done. This was the part I enjoyed the most when I done my work experience.
On this day I put all the medicines into stock and placed them on the shel…