I'm in the pharmaceutical field - can't do my own project as I would need ethics. I'm assisting others, but as nice as they are, there doesn't seem to be an awful lot I can help them with (there isn't enough work to go around)
Start looking for a new position. If things actually pick up you don’t have to leave, but if you are career driven at all you are squandering time here (not to mention how grim it is to sit around with nothing to do).
Also, are there any online courses you could do (ideally ones your employer has vetted, but free moocs would still be better than nothing) that would supplement or complement your skills? Not just in pharmaceutical-y things, but also prep for the next step into supervision and management, or business writing, budgeting, pricing, whatever.
It's so frustrating! I was so excited to get this job, after months of working in a supermarket (nothing wrong with this, just that my degree wasnt being used!)
I love the team, love the idea of the job, but I just feel anxious sitting around doing nothing! I would rather be over-worked.
I was thinking of arranging a one-on-one meeting with the main manager (who is lovely and told me today that my references were outstanding) and maybe asking how I can utilise my skills more. He's not particularly busy, and usually chats to me throughout the day - so he might be of help?? IS this any point though ?
I would definitely be looking for a new position. If they have loads of time but can’t get round to something like that it’s highly unlikely it’ll ever be a great place to build experience. Can you do some networking of your own? Ask if you can arrange the office visit since you have time on your hands, who should you talk to, are there other offices/projects you could visit, etc. Be a bit pushy.