I am not sure what to do now here.
I've been working at this machine shop for 5 months, almost 6. When I took it, I got it through my school as an internship. I was supposed to learn all sorts of stuff, and get school credit for my hours. Well it is not going quite as I had expected.
I was expecting that my boss (there are two, but one is who I primarily work for, the place is split into two 'departments') would talk to me about what he doing, explaining things. When I first started, this did happen a good amount, but less and less for the past 3 months or so.
For the past few months most everything for me has been to load one CNC machine, it takes about 15 minutes to do to load and do the other stuff that comes with it. Then wait 30 minutes for run time. ANd do it again. In the mean time, I ask my boss for what I can do, he tries to think of something, So I do jobs like mopping or mowing the lawn. I have not learned very much about what I was told I would. I can surely say I am a much better mopper than I used to be . I did expect to do the grunt jobs, being the youngest, but I also expected balance.
I feel like he has forgotten that there was an agreement that I would be learning. School starts late August, and the lady in charge of school work programs will call every employer and talk to them about this, but thats a while away. But I am reluctant to mention this to my boss.
Lastly, no fixed hours were established for the summer. I said I will work between 20-30 hours a week, he said that is fine. I usually work saturday afternoons for 5 or so hours. And then 5 hours a day during the week. So I thought I would take today off then, that still means 25 hours this week. I called him this morning, said I wont be in today, but will be every other day this week. He asked why, so I said I have to catch up on some stuff (which I do, my weekend was not much of a weekend due to family issues), he said okay and hung up. Obviously not pleased, but I dont know if I should feel bad or what. He never established fixed hours for me
What should I do here? Should I make an attempt to talk to him about my concerns, or wait until school starts?