I'm a little lost and looking for help. I recently started a new position within my organization and I am really uncomfortable. Luckily, I work for a company that allows folks in a certain program (that I am in) to rotate every 9-12 months to see different parts of the company for your first three years or so while working. The idea here is to find the best fit both for you, and the organization.
I accepted this new role because I was looking to get a certain kind of experience (security / cyber), and that is what the job was titled and how it was explained to me (or, rather, how I understood it to be.)
However, when I arrived, I noticed it was not quite like that in all. In fact, it is a very heavily software engineering oriented position and I am feeling very uncomfortable. My background is not in software engineering, nor is software engineering an interest of mine at all. I feel mislead, confused, and scared about how to approach this situation.
I would like to discuss this with my manager and explain that I think I misunderstood the job responsibilities, and believe I may be able to make a bigger impact on the business in a different area that more closely aligns both with my current skillset AND with the skillset I hope to gain in this rotational program. This is obviously a super effective and very bright unit, but I am not confident I am the best fit for the job, nor is the job the best fit for me.
My worry is that I will seem like I am complaining / whining that "waaaah, I don't like my current job, move me, move me!!" which is not the case at all. I am more than happy to stay here and learn, however it is not necessarily what I am interested in doing nor is it anything I have experience in, so the learning curve is mighty.
Enough with the venting -- my question directly is: Is it inappropriate for me to discuss with my manager that I may have mistakenly accepted this offer?
Obviously, I would frame (and aptly feel) the question in a way where I would propose that I could make a bigger business impact elsewhere, and that it would dually be beneficial both for my own development AND for the organization.
Thanks in advance for any help - I feel alone, mislead, and frustrated right now.