I worked at the Elizabeth shopping centre, in the stock department. It was part of Work Placement, and I was unfortunately left to figure out most of the job on my own. There was nobody training me appropriately for my job role for the month I was there, and despite the alarm I raised with both the manager of the store, and the study program in which I was involved with in order to be doing Work placement, nothing had changed. I did my work, and was suddenly left to help other people who were doing work experience.
Although the experience was very stressful, and I felt left in the dark - the skills I gained outweigh the bad. I was able to become very self reliable, and was able to not only help new people, but understand the job by studying other Cole's store workers - at other Cole's stores. Although I felt my treatment at Coles was unfair, I appreciate that they accepted me for work placement, and helped me better an independent skill.
I figured out how to always keep busy and working
I was never able to find out if I did a well enough job, as no one was there to guide me.