I am in an apprenticeship for light vehicle mechanics and i am absolutely hating it! I feel like im worked non-stop, we get no breaks (as in no one gets a set break as its mechanics and quick fitting tyres), you just eat your lunch when able to, and it only takes like 5 mins to eat lunch and by the time im done they want me to do something else and i just cant take it already =/ oh also as i am young and the new guy learning, im called names n stuff, and i know thats normal in all jobs, but there is a limit, especially when some start to hurt and you feel like your getting picked on
I have never been a practical learner, i only wanted to do mechanics because ive been interested in cars since i was young and at the end of school thats just what i decided to do cos i had no idea what else to do..
I look at engines and to be honest, i don't even want to touch them. Not unless it was my own car. I seem less and less interested in that part of cars the more ive been in contact with them.. as in, i love tuning and styling, but hate the mechanics parts like just fixing/tyres etc..
I dont know if i sound mental or what but i just need somewhere to let it out and thought maybe someone here can help
If i had to do any work on my own car i would love it, because it benefits me and i can do it in my own time.
I have been in this apprenticeship just under 3 months and have not yet signed a contract as they got some details wrong. They say you have to give 1 weeks notice under 13 weeks working there, 1 months notice from 13 weeks - 2 years working there. Now technically as i havnt signed a contract i dont have to give notice do i ??
But i want to find another job, so i can literally walk outta this crap one and walk straight into another one that i got.
How can i go about this? I know jobs are not easy to come by and that getting into a trade is good. But i am only 18 and i do not want to be stuck in a trade i do not enjoy
Any help or advice would be EXTREMELY appreciated, i'm sorry for this essay, hopefully someone can help