The 411 Press
Summer Stories: Different Hats at a Chinatown ClinicTuesday, August 30, 2011 By Cindy Xu
Working at a Chinatown clinic this summer, Xi Wang wore many hats: faxing, photocopying, translating, acting as the receptionist, and filing medical bills. Even though the job was hectic, she developed close relationships with people she never would have met. Close to home, she walked to her daily job with an expectation of how frantic the day would be. No matter how much stress was piled on top of her, she completed her summer with a worthwhile accomplishment—knowing she did her job well. According to Xi, the most exciting task she dealt with was meeting little children. As their adorable faces appeared through the door, she rejoiced as she saw them. It was the highlight of her day. Other than socializing with the patients, she also felt a sense of accomplishment because she learned to be more of an independent person. While perfecting her skills of communicating, organizing, and socializing, her summer went by very quickly. Overall, she gained more contacts and developed more skills. She wants to repeat her experience as a clinic receptionist next summer. Her job brought joy and excitement into her summer which she will remember forever.