I started a new job three weeks ago.
On my second day, a manager came in and briefed me on a project, and told me I was still a candidate. She gave me all details.
My boss, the one who coordinates with managers, told me "be ready for next week". On the next week, it felt like the client didn't accept me or something.
Then I was told to contact some colleague about some topics, but he never replied, although I included my boss in emails. I gave him a call and he told he was preparing material before briefing me.
On the third week, I spoke to my boss and he told me to send a reminder, then another manager contacted me and spoke to me about an imminent opportunity at another job, this week. It was very likely that I would be given details at the end of this week, but I didn't receive any response yet.
An hour and half before the end of the week, my boss came to me and told me "the guy who is responsible about that topic didn't respond?" I said "no".
He said, "alright, work on this static website - measure the number of changes, complexity and estimations for the work to be done, I need your feedback on Monday".
This task seem to be very shallow for my level of experience.
Also, I was urgently hired, and now I have spent three weeks doing nothing.
I am a bit worried because I was let go from my previous job (terminated before probation period ended) two days before I received the offer from my now current employer.
I am afraid this incident could have impacted the clients decisions (as everybody knows everybody).
Should I be more proactive and ask?
Should I look for a safer job?
Am too paranoid?