I'm a college student, working at a company near my university. I worked on the IT team, helping coordinate projects - and it was going quite well before my semester kicked up. Once classes were in full-swing, my hours had to shift rather dramatically to compensate. I'm an hourly employee, and my manager communicated that we would make it work - though it wasn't ideal.
Right before a weekend, I had a one-on-one with him (regularly occurring) where we were discussing future plans (such as me eventually transitioning to a different role, etc) and discussed my future schedule (since I had made accommodations for greater work availability in my coming semester). Things seemed peachy.
I returned the morning after the weekend, and my manager called me to another meeting - a bit foreboding - at which point he informed me that I was going to be let go with a recommendation to re-hire when my schedule was less difficult.
I know that we were going to potentially acquire a couple new members for our team, and I feel as though I got the boot because we ended up being over-quota or something (and I was probably least productive given my difficulty syncing up with others' schedules).
Now I'm potentially accepting a part-time position at the same company in a different role (different team, perhaps even more to my abilities and far better for my schedule) and I'm worried about how to keep things separate: I don't want to fall back into the same role I was working before, particularly when they've made it clear that I was expendable (so perhaps I'm feeling a bit petty). I want to perform well in my new role, but I'm worried that my time will be often spent trying to finish things that I was working on in my old role - things that I didn't have time to finish, given my rather sudden letting-go.
How do I avoid essentially working my old job when I'm now assigned a different role on a different team? On one hand, I don't want to take pay from my new team to work on projects for my old team - the responsibilities are quite different and not compatible. On the other hand, I know there are things for which they'll want my help, and I know I shouldn't just cold-shoulder them (regardless of whether I WANT to) because of the way they treated me. How do I balance these concerns?