Should I quit my job?

I'm 16 and I've been working at sonic for a month and a half. I'm not a carhop yet, but I'm still a trainee. Several times I've asked both my boss and my manager about having me learn to do board (take orders from customers) and they always say that I will learn soon, but it never happens. All I

I'm 16 and I've been working at sonic for a month and a half. I'm not a carhop yet, but I'm still a trainee. Several times I've asked both my boss and my manager about having me learn to do board (take orders from customers) and they always say that I will learn soon, but it never happens. All I do is make drinks and ice cream, and it makes my 5 hour shifts feel like 14. My co-workers (who are carhops) always ask me "Are you doing board yet?", but I always have to tell them no, and then they laugh and I get embarrassed.

I want to quit because it's just too slow. When there's no customers, then I just stand around doing nothing or I just stalk cups and lids. I want a job that keeps me busy for at least 4/5 of the time. So, should I quit, or just stay and wait for them to finally train me?

Best Answer:

SportsLife: Wow. I remember the days when I could just stand around getting paid for doing nothing just because there were no customers in the shop. Those were great days. Great.

Enjoy this while you can. Don't quit. You have no idea how hard it is for a 16 year old to get hired. You are blessed.

Just suck it up, be quiet and continue to collect your pay. It could be next week, it could be next month…but sooner than later the place will be busy and you will be swamped with customers and wishing for a slow day.

Give the job 6 months to a year for you to get trained on other stuff. Just keep showing up on time, smiling and doing your job.

You are doing GREAT, kid!

Other answer:

SportsLife:
You've worked there for six weeks, which isn't long at all. At many jobs, you have to prove yourself/pay your dues before moving up to a new position. Come to work with a good attitude every day, do your work well, and ask what else you can do when your work is finished. Don't continue asking/nagging your managers about training for a new position. (Asking two people several times each within six weeks would count as nagging in my book.)

Eventually you will get trained for a new position, but until then, excel in your current role.

Irvin:
Dude I wish I could have your job ! haha, if you want a job that'll keep you busy for a long time work at a warehouse like I do. Non stop working your *** off for 8 hours. I wish I could have your job dude I honestly hate it when people say they hate their job when they never tried working hard labor. I'm only 19 years old btw and been working there for about 10 months and a half I'm currently applying to other places but it's tough out there wish me luck
Texperson:
If you can get a better job, then yes you should quit. But not before you get the better job.
So start looking around at other places that need people, if you get hired and think the new job is better, give two weeks notice at Sonic and move on.
Guest:
I think you should stay but apply to other jobs while you are at it. Its better to have a job then to have no job at all. Especially at your age, it's hard to get a job so you should be thankful that you have one.
Excel_1984:
Only if you have another job lined up. Don't be without options.
The Oracle of Omigod:
45 days and you want a promotion? The managers are still deciding if you are going to come to work on time, all the time. What you do for a living is what the employer needs you to do, not what you want to do. If you show your worth and the employer needs to fill a more responsible position, they will choose you if you are good enough.
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