So I'm employed full-time, but not working much at all.
August 18, 2007 5:38 PM Subscribe
How do I bring up the lack of actual work at my job?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For the past six weeks, I've been in a job that's supposed to be temp-to-perm. It's full-time, and I'm supposed to be there 40 hours a week. The problem is that I don't actually have any work to do for more than an hour or so most days. They don't need a full-time person - someone working half time should easily be able to handle everything and still have time to goof off and cover for co-workers' lunches. I am going out of my mind. My face is getting twitchy. The resources and privacy for serious goofing off are sadly lacking, so there's no acceptable way to fill in the free time.
I already realized that I do not want to stay in this job, and have been looking for something else (and having a hell of a time scheduling interviews). I do need at least some kind of paycheck, though. Should I approach my boss and explain to her that she doesn't need me (or anyone else) full-time? Or should I just quit? And when? Immediately, or just before I would be scheduled to go perm? Toughing it out is looking less and less like a real option. And how much will the temp agency hate me for this?
(Posting anonymously because I have a co-worker or two who might make the connection).