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I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Chiscomax(m): 6:10am On Aug 06, 2016
I got a placement on the Last week of June, 2016 for my industrial training having completed 3years and a semester of Mechanical Engineering in a prominent Federal University. The I.T placement I got happen to be a project which I believe a lot of money is involved in( this is not my concern anyway).


I have worked with them through some mechanical stages until the site engineer insisted I work with him on electrical engineering jobs which I had to join him because he is a senior colleague after all. 3weeks into the electrical job it started to occur to me that I am;
1. Not gaining mechanical Experience
2. I am being used for most of the work(electrical) by this site engineer since I happen to learn fast and do more than my other colleagues even when they are getting paid and I am not and it is going to 2 months now

I have discussed the issue with the site manager and he promised to talk to the site engineer which I am not certain of he did.


I am fed of everything and the training is becoming frustrating since I am neither Learning what I came for nor getting any pay for doing electrical jobs.

I intend meeting the site manager on Monday to quit if they insist I do the electrical jobs which hectic and comes along side with other mini jobs like digging to lay Cables, climbing of tanks. Please I need your advice

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Ahmed0336(m): 6:22am On Aug 06, 2016
Patience bro, patience

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Chiscomax(m): 6:42am On Aug 06, 2016
Ahmed0336:
Patience bro, patience

Have been patient for approximately 2 months now. Patience is not what I need now

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by sugarlady(f): 6:45am On Aug 06, 2016
This is a serious issue but lalasticlala will just ignore it because there is no 'cleavage bearing' or 'snakes' in it.


I have nothing to advice but I believe other NAiralanders have something to say

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by sseunth(m): 7:38am On Aug 06, 2016
endure bro....everything is a lesson....focus on anything u are being told to do...u are an mechanical student doesnt mean u cant knw anytjing about electrical...

i will advice u to keep on enduring. I.T wont last forever and u dont even know where you will find ursef after school.

i am a chemistry student and i did my I.T in a pure water industry...i was meant to learn things about chemistry of water but things changed when i got there.

i learnt the chemistry of water and all the machines involved in producing bottled water.


when the owner scaked most of his worker, he said i should stay behing and i was the head of production line for more than 20mnths. i got paid for 40k tho.


just endure and do anything u are being told to do

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by lovingT(f): 8:51am On Aug 06, 2016
Make your feelings known n try to get paid but don't quit.....

In this economy no skill learnt is ever wasted....

Besides it's I.T doesn't last for ever.....

It's better u have something like your skill and not use it than to need something and not have it.....

Remember that....

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by xxgig(m): 9:44am On Aug 06, 2016
TAKE SOLACE IN THE FACT THAT WHAT YOU ARE LEARNING IS STILL ENGINEERING. AS A MATTER OF FACT, FOR AN ENGINEERING STUDENT, KNOWLEG GAIN DURING IT, IN ICT AND CONVENTIONAL ENG IS A PLUS. DONT QUIT. MECH ND EEE IS A GOOD COMBO

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Chiscomax(m): 12:34pm On Aug 06, 2016
sseunth:
endure bro....everything is a lesson....focus on anything u are being told to do...u are an mechanical student doesnt mean u cant knw anytjing about electrical...

i will advice u to keep on enduring. I.T wont last forever and u dont even know where you will find ursef after school.

i am a chemistry student and i did my I.T in a pure water industry...i was meant to learn things about chemistry of water but things changed when i got there.

i learnt the chemistry of water and all the machines involved in producing bottled water.


when the owner scaked most of his worker, he said i should stay behing and i was the head of production line for more than 20mnths. i got paid for 40k tho.


just endure and do anything u are being told to do

Paid 40K during the IT or when you got employed ?
Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Chiscomax(m): 12:35pm On Aug 06, 2016
lovingT:
Make your feelings known n try to get paid but don't quit.....

In this economy no skill learnt is ever wasted....

Besides it's I.T doesn't last for ever.....

It's better u have something like your skill and not use it than to need something and not have it.....

Remember that....


What if they insist on not paying for 6months?
Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by 007Gbenga: 1:12am On Aug 07, 2016
Chiscomax:
I got a placement on the Last week of June, 2016 for my industrial training having completed 3years and a semester of Mechanical Engineering in a prominent Federal University. The I.T placement I got happen to be a project which I believe a lot of money is involved in( this is not my concern anyway).


I have worked with them through some mechanical stages until the site engineer insisted I work with him on electrical engineering jobs which I had to join him because he is a senior colleague after all. 3weeks into the electrical job it started to occur to me that I am;
1. Not gaining mechanical Experience
2. I am being used for most of the work(electrical) by this site engineer since I happen to learn fast and do more than my other colleagues even when they are getting paid and I am not and it is going to 2 months now

I have discussed the issue with the site manager and he promised to talk to the site engineer which I am not certain of he did.


I am fed of everything and the training is becoming frustrating since I am neither Learning what I came for nor getting any pay for doing electrical jobs.

I intend meeting the site manager on Monday to quit if they insist I do the electrical jobs which hectic and comes along side with other mini jobs like digging to lay Cables, climbing of tanks. Please I need your advice

Cc:lalasticlala


Be patient bro, it's IT, this is the time to learn not quit. No knowledge is lost, one day you will find all this useful.... peace.

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Chiscomax(m): 4:03am On Aug 07, 2016
007Gbenga:



Be patient bro, it's IT, this is the time to learn not quit. No knowledge is lost, one day you will find all this useful.... peace.


Thank you all for the advice now, I need to work on getting paid.
Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by sseunth(m): 7:44am On Aug 07, 2016
Chiscomax:


Paid 40K during the IT or when you got employed ?
a tip of 40k when leaving
Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by sseunth(m): 7:47am On Aug 07, 2016
Chiscomax:



Thank you all for the advice now, I need to work on getting paid.
actually, u are after the money

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Chiscomax(m): 8:41am On Aug 07, 2016
sseunth:
actually, u are after the money


Money is motivation whether u like it or not. How can someone work when he has not eaten?

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by sseunth(m): 9:28am On Aug 07, 2016
Chiscomax:



Money is motivation whether u like it or not. How can someone work when he has not eaten?
i am sure u were nt starving on campus...

it is called IT...u are nt an employer yet....u are there to learn not to get paid for learning...


you think getting IT placement with pay is easy

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Chiscomax(m): 11:37am On Aug 07, 2016
sseunth:
i am sure u were nt starving on campus...

it is called IT...u are nt an employer yet....u are there to learn not to get paid for learning...


you think getting IT placement with pay is easy


Then why use the IT student to do the job of employer?

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by sseunth(m): 11:59am On Aug 07, 2016
Chiscomax:


Then why use the IT student to do the job of employer?
u said use?

please do u wanna be sitting down and learn how things work there?

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by iamprestige: 3:05pm On Aug 07, 2016
End time I.T student.
Peter i humbly advice you give your life to Christ and turn from your wicked ways and the only the shall you find favour and your land be healed.

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Ayoswit(f): 3:16pm On Aug 07, 2016
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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by saxwizard(m): 3:18pm On Aug 07, 2016
One thing I knw is no knowledge is a waste.....if u can endure good for u....



But be wise too for the buhari economy must must be made



But I tell u go after the knowledge not the money

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by ibroh22(m): 3:28pm On Aug 07, 2016
OP,,, endurance is the key,,,,I had similar experience during my I.T,tho am an agricultural Engineer,as a matter of fact,the casual workers were sacked when I was there,so me and a guy who is also an I.T student do their jobs,washing tanks,dosing chemicals in the water etc. i even fought with my supervisor on top washing of tank cos it's break time,i haven't eaten and he insist we finish washing tank bfor going to eat,I don't even go for break attimes,,,,but I gained experience using the chemicals cos we eventually did a course which is related to it during my final year,,,so op endure,,no knowledge is a waste,,u might eventually come across wat u r doing in d long run,,,u r an I.T student,u don't need to complain,u ave limited time to spend dere nd gather experience which u cannot in class..cheers

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Ay04z(m): 3:32pm On Aug 07, 2016
at least 10 k at d end is too small but heeyyy transport money is solved....nigga endure till u finish ur I.t...how many months remain?
Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by akpur1(m): 3:33pm On Aug 07, 2016
Chiscomax:
I got a placement on the Last week of June, 2016 for my industrial training having completed 3years and a semester of Mechanical Engineering in a prominent Federal University. The I.T placement I got happen to be a project which I believe a lot of money is involved in( this is not my concern anyway).


I have worked with them through some mechanical stages until the site engineer insisted I work with him on electrical engineering jobs which I had to join him because he is a senior colleague after all. 3weeks into the electrical job it started to occur to me that I am;
1. Not gaining mechanical Experience
2. I am being used for most of the work(electrical) by this site engineer since I happen to learn fast and do more than my other colleagues even when they are getting paid and I am not and it is going to 2 months now

I have discussed the issue with the site manager and he promised to talk to the site engineer which I am not certain of he did.


I am fed of everything and the training is becoming frustrating since I am neither Learning what I came for nor getting any pay for doing electrical jobs.

I intend meeting the site manager on Monday to quit if they insist I do the electrical jobs which hectic and comes along side with other mini jobs like digging to lay Cables, climbing of tanks. Please I need your advice


It's better to learn what's not related to your field you don't know what will feed you tomorrow

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by chubbyG(m): 3:33pm On Aug 07, 2016
sugarlady:
This is a serious issue but lalasticlala will just ignore it because there is no 'cleavage bearing' or 'snakes' in it.


I have nothing to advice but I believe other NAiralanders have something to say

oya apologize to lalasticlala!! grin

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Duru009(m): 3:34pm On Aug 07, 2016
Receive grace now to be humble........

Humble urself bro. God will exait u in due time.

"many people give up at the tail of dre breakthrough".......

U are almost dre. Dont give up

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by BlackPeni5: 3:34pm On Aug 07, 2016
Chiscomax:
I got a placement on the Last week of June, 2016 for my industrial training having completed 3years and a semester of Mechanical Engineering in a prominent Federal University. The I.T placement I got happen to be a project which I believe a lot of money is involved in( this is not my concern anyway).


I have worked with them through some mechanical stages until the site engineer insisted I work with him on electrical engineering jobs which I had to join him because he is a senior colleague after all. 3weeks into the electrical job it started to occur to me that I am;
1. Not gaining mechanical Experience
2. I am being used for most of the work(electrical) by this site engineer since I happen to learn fast and do more than my other colleagues even when they are getting paid and I am not and it is going to 2 months now

I have discussed the issue with the site manager and he promised to talk to the site engineer which I am not certain of he did.


I am fed of everything and the training is becoming frustrating since I am neither Learning what I came for nor getting any pay for doing electrical jobs.

I intend meeting the site manager on Monday to quit if they insist I do the electrical jobs which hectic and comes along side with other mini jobs like digging to lay Cables, climbing of tanks. Please I need your advice


I'll advise u as a little brother...you are too young as an IT student to start comparing yourself with the staff. As an IT u are there to learn and not earn...any money u earn is just a bonus. More importantly I've come to realise that no knowledge is wasted...u may be surprised that this experience may help you in an interview tomorrow cos employers want people with the most diverse knowledge.

wish u the best as u decide wisely

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by Duru009(m): 3:35pm On Aug 07, 2016
Receive grace now to be humble........

Humble urself bro. God will exait u in due time.

"many people give up at the tail of dre breakthrough".......

U are almost dre. Dont give up....
Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by cutiedave(m): 3:35pm On Aug 07, 2016
Op, i was exactly in your shoes...am a mechanical.engr student.
Did my siwes in a big company in which i worked myself out(both in the mechanical and electrical departments, i even did some menial jobs sef)..

At first i thought i was just working in vain and was about to quit...
Just i was planning how i would write my resignation letter grin, the production manager himself came to me and acknowledged my good works,...after everything i was paid 70k after d training with a promise of easy employment whenever am done with school...

I advise u to endure...it might just b a blessing in disguise

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by danduchi(m): 3:37pm On Aug 07, 2016
From the depth of my heart, don't quit. No experience is a waste...
Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by buckyfof(m): 3:43pm On Aug 07, 2016
that's the system bro
if you think that becos u studied mech eng in school, now means that u will work in a mech eng firm....then ur a dreamer

I have a frnd who studied electrical eng in sch, but he is now working as a cashier in bank
no knowledge is wasted

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Re: I Am About Making A Decision That Would Cost Me My I.T Placement: Advice by dudet(f): 3:49pm On Aug 07, 2016
I don't understand why young people are always in a hurry, particularly when it comes to making money via their profession. The industrial training period is exactly what it says, industrial training. In other countries, are you aware that they don't even pay students during IT? Why not just focus and learn all you can during this period. Remember, the knowledge you gain now can still come in useful to you in the future. Just calm down and learn.

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