Would you also think you're getting fired?
Long story short, I landed my first IT job in the federal space (i.e. civil service) and it's now been just a tad bit over 3 months since I started and I've yet to actually been assigned any kind of responsibility.
I've gone back and forth with my manager, project managers, and even peers asking them to get me introduced to things, shadow them and or get some minuscule opportunity to get to do something other than sitting in on meetings telling everybody I have nothing to do.
Just today I had a meeting with my manager and I asked yet again to be added to anything where I could actually get hands on but I received the same half-baked promise of "in due time you will get more work to do". I've been getting that since my first month. I also continue to receive "you are ok by having a slow adjustment".
My position is general service by I am on a year probation starting off and I'm starting to assume they're playing the long game suddenly by not getting me involved in anything so that they can kick me out after the year finishes.
It took me a long time to get any kind of attention from the federal space and I would like to stay but if they decide to not bring me on after probation, I'm out of a job and my living situation will be very dicey.
My immediate decision now is to start applying to other jobs but I'm really trying to stay in the federal space for the security.
If you were receiving the same treatment, would you also assume they were trying to get rid of you?
I'm still fresh (kind of) to the field but I feel that even in my previous roles I had better onboarding and mentoring. At least in my last jobs I had someone try to walk me through the job and tried to get me setup with stuff to do. These guys are literally giving me diagrams and telling me to study them. I legit told them my expectations and my capabilities from day 1 and this is not what I had in mind.