I’m young and inexperienced, I’m not familiar with worker laws or how common things are within the workplace. I just turned 18 this year and for my uni course I need 5 weeks work placement to be completed.
Naturally, I handed in a bunch of resumes and paperwork to multiple places. I handed in a resume and paperwork to my current placement and it took 4 months before they responded saying they would take me.
I jumped on this opportunity because I was afraid I wouldn’t get any other chance (I live in a small town) and none other businesses had responded to my resumes.
I’ve been doing unpaid placement with them for them for a week now, working 5am to 5pm and putting in my all to learn.
However; My general manager avoids to sign offical paperwork agreeing to my university’s placement conditions, terms and insurance. He says “I’ll do it this afternoon” and forgets, when I ask that afternoon he says “I’ll do it tomorrow” and repeat. He barely shows up, and when he is present he is only there for about 1-2 hours.
He never asked for identification or set up a formal meeting when I first applied, so I rarely know him.
He asks questions that are all answers in the vocational placement information booklet and then “loses” the information booklet so I print out another and he just never reads it.
Because he hasn’t agreed to the placement agreement, I can’t complete placement assignments and the hours I completed aren’t counted until he signs it.
He said that he has the certifications required in the placement agreement, but I’m getting worried that he doesn’t and he is just lying to get free work.
I understand that being a manager makes people busy, but I need him to sign this agreement so I can pass my university course, how do I finally get him to agree to it?