I got a job recently. Most of the time I'm fine because people keep giving me tasks to perform, and I stay busy. I have no problem with this.
The problem comes on weeks like this. We have to work during this week before Christmas, but everything is winding down. Thus, no one is giving me any tasks. I have to literally wander around asking people for something to do. If they're all busy with something else (and thus ignoring me), I just have to stand or sit around doing nothing (except stare at my watch, I guess).
What's funny is, I feel fine sitting around at home doing nothing. But at work I can't stand it. I find myself thinking "Won't someone please give me something to do? I feel useless and like I'm just in the way." It's quite tedious.
Most people seem to complain about having to do work at work... I think it actually bothers me more to have to be idle at work. Something about it just feels so boring and tedious... the waiting, watching the clock, hoping to find a task.
Does anyone else understand this?