I have been waiting to be staffed for more than two months.
I was happy when someone announced to me that I was going to be staffed with verbal details.
Naturally, I was expecting an official email with formal contact information about my new field boss, but nothing.
All I got was a phone number retrieved by a local manager from Whatsapp, and I was told to go to a specific office and call that manager who will then get me in, and then I could start my new mission.
When I called the new manager, he didn't anticipate, I told him my name, but it felt he didn't know what I wanted from him or something.
I had to explain to him the whole situation, that's when he told me to wait for him at the lobby ...
Later, he showed me my desk, and I kept waiting for something to happen, then he sent me some documents to read, some quick project introductions.
After that, he showed the first environment I was going to use on the computer.
I didn't do much on the first week (last week of September).
Indeed, I was expecting to be introduced to the team, at least the people I would be involved with directly, but nothing of that.
Last monday, he came to me and briefly told me to look at a second environment.
I spent a couple of days just reviewing, but that was a boring unclear task.
So I asked for more visibility and he told that I came in a busy period with a lot of incidents and that he doesn't have time for me. Plus, he doesn't have an interesting subject yet to assign to me. Interesting as easy and useful.
A new week has started and I still seem invisible to him.
He doesn't need me, maybe, and he wishes I leave?
Aren't there welcoming rituals for new team members?
Or is this such a mundane situation?