Since my first day, they have placed me in front of this computer, asking me to familiarize myself with all the documents, and telling me that I have to assist the supervisor because she is just too busy to handle things on her own. Okay I think, it is great to work with a theatre company since I am a theatre lover, and used to be an actor and director myself. With her busy schedule, I can sure occupy myself with a lot of work and show my talents to the person who decided to hire me for this position.
Sadly, though, I have to ask her all the time, "Is there anything I can do to help?" Then she will give me some little things to do, like write an invoice or voucher to someone, or go to the government department to get a licence. Okay, I think this is part of the learning process to become familiar with the job. However, most of the time, she says, "Wait now. Give me a moment." Then the day has gone, and I have done nothing but sit in front of my computer, browsing on the Internet, writing emails to friends, or writing my daily blog. Oh yes, I did write some sponsorship request letters.
I feel guilty about not doing much work but still getting paid at the end of every month. I am working four hours a day, and I think this may be the main reason why they have not assigned any consistent assignments to me. I am not sure.
I really hope I am not here to just show my face and leave after 4 hours without really doing my job. I will give myself a time frame until the end of the year to decide whether to stick with the company, or look for a permanent job with better employment benefits.