I am an experienced SharePoint Consultant/Contractor with a very solid technical background and excellent refrences. In Decemeber last year, I accepted a 6 month contract of "SharePoint Developer" in one of the country's biggest organizations.
In my job interview, in addition to SharePoint technical questions, I was asked about my Excel macro development skills. I clearly and honestly stated that I am not an Excel programmer and just use Excel as and when basis.
Since I have started my contract, I am continuously being assigned to develop different types of Excel worksheets, macros, formulas, etc. Everybody talks in Excel and they just use SharePoint as a repository. No one has ever developed a solution in Excel and even nobody has ever installed Visual Studio on their machine.
My question is what should I do?
- Should I resign (which is quite difficult for me because of financial reasons for the time being)?
- Just wait and keep developing useless Excel Macros? In this case what will I write in my resume about this contract?
- Talk to manager and tell him to assign me only SharePoint related work?
People don't know anything about SharePoint, but they use SharePoint. Therfore they hired me as a "SharePoint Developer" to create Excel sheets for them :)
By the way, everybody is very happy with me because I have designed some some very good macros for them. However this is not what I wanted to do.