Can I just not show up to work instead of quitting?
I currently work at a popular restaurant chain, but I feel as though I'm treated really badly! I started in march, when I was 17, and was told that the moment i turn 18 they'd train me up to be a waitress instead of the host position I currently have.
I've asked them when they'll train me up, and they keep saying "next week",yet it never happens. Not only that, but they began my contract with 3 hours a week, and promised me more once I was trained. Of these 3 hours, they probably call me in twice a month to work them. Sometimes, after making the journey into work, they'll send me home after an hour because they're too quiet. Often, they put me in to work on a different day, but don't let me know, and get mad when I haven't called to find out if they've changed my hours (which I'm sure people shouldn't have to do).
Also, I'm on a minimum wage, which I think is appalling. So I've just got a new job, working for £8 an hour (£3 more than the restaurant), a 13.5 hour guaranteed contract, with a high chance of overtime and double time pay.
I hate the restaurant job, don't feel as though I'm being treated well, and don't need the reference. Can I just not turn up to my job? Well they assume I've left?