I work within an IT organisation and have done for a number of years. I started at this company since I finished University so I am well ingrained within the department. My roles have all been technical, and those roles have adapted and grown the more I've learned during my years here.
I was at a point where I felt I was experiencing a knowledge cap. The work I was originally doing (although technical) was becoming far too easy and I wanted a new challenge. Internally, a role became available which was heavily technical, and the team advertising specifically asked me to join. In theory this was a win/win for both parties.
Once I had started the new role, the first month or 2 were based around learning the new technologies, with an aim on creating a few fixes and implementing them in our environment. However, I am now a number of months into this job and I have been tasked with a very administrative task, i.e. filling out data on a spreadsheet. This had never been mentioned at any stage during the job discussions or in the job description. I have the tag of "XXXX will get this fixed/completed properly" so give him this work.
I would understand the assignment of this task if I had been under-performing, but I have learned the new technologies, implemented a number of fixes, and generally suggested numerous ideas on how we can improve the workflow.
I have mentioned to my manager that this work should be done by a member of the team running the project day to day. Which it appeared they agreed.
Although it's difficult to put into words, there is a large amount of admin work that needs to be done. So much so that I'm unable to complete many of the other tasks I was originally employed to do. I have been offered no additional help to do this because no one wants to do it.
As I am only a few months in the role, I feel as if I don't have much of a platform to complain.
My performance appraisal is with my managers manager. Is this an appropriate time to raise my concerns about what was discuss compared to what's being delivered? I've never really had a proper appraisal before so I'm unsure, but I don't want my career to stagnate and would rather return to my old team if this is the work I will be doing.