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I recently joined a new company. The problem is that they have a release coming up this month end and don't have the time to loop me into the work-flow.
I have asked for work to get to know the code base better and have done it and have a fair idea of what I will be doing.
Now, in my idle time (till 31st I'm guessing), I am free of any tasks. So, I tend to surf the web on my mobile. While I don't thing anyone minds, and yes it might not give the best impression; what I wonder is if it is considered unethical?
@gnat: The question is not a duplicate. Unlike the aforementioned question / topic, I have tried to talk to my colleagues about it. They indicated that I should wait till the release. I already have a project assigned, the code for which I have gone through. I can't comment on the get to know your colleagues part simply because social interaction doesn't come exactly naturally to me. In my defense I have tried to befriend people who sit around me, but its a steep slope.....