I didn’t know whether I had to be glad or upset when I had been decided to apprentice at Brawijaya University. Even though I really wanted to apprentice there I was afraid to not be able to adapt well. Besides, my parents didn’t allow me to apprentice in an instance which was far away from my home. So that`s why I told my teacher to move. But he didn’t admit because all instances had been full. I tried to think positively. Unfortunately what I was afraid happened. I had experienced some difficulties to adapt for thirty days.
The first day at BAPSI room (an administration and information division of Brawijaya University) I ...view middle of the document...
For almost one hour I haven’t typed at all. When Mrs. Tatik saw the paper was still blank her face looked disappointed. Finally she taught me to operate the type machine.
Mrs. Tatik was a perfect employee. But sometimes I thought it was affluent. On the twenty seventh day she made me type a double degree students report. Then I printed and gave it to her. She considered that it was still wrong. I retyped and reprinted it more than three times. But she said it was less perfect. I didn’t understand what the perfection she wanted. Whereas others said that it had been perfect. Finally she scolded me. She said that she didn’t like incompetent student to apprentice at her office. Her dictums got me cry at the toilet for two hours.
Day by day after being scolded I was more and more able to adapt. But new problem reappeared. It was the thirtieth day when I got the task to distribute some letters for all offices at Brawijaya university. But I didn’t know where PPIK building was. Additional I lost one letter. I looked for it at every street at the university. Finally I found it. But I was late to go back to the office. Consequently Mrs. Tatik got angry again.
The thirty first day I was really able to do daily office activities well such as typing, operating computer, handling telephone, handling mail etc. I was excited to get the experiences. Moreover I got much money from the office as my salary. I realized that I could if I kept striving. Hence nothing was impossible.