To better explain, I mean marginalized in terms of tasks assigned, and not socially marginalized. I will further explain the situation.
Now, to give a better background:
I started an internship in embedded at this company in july that lasted for 4 months. In november, I started my job as full time. Now, as far as the job post and interview are, the requirements were pretty clear and that pleased me.
Thing is, for the whole internship, me and the other 3 interns did nothing else but writing automated test cases in Python. Was a bit of a let down for me, but I said it's fine for now, since it's an internship, and it's also my very first job, so I rolled with it.
Fast forward and I got into full time. From 4 people, only me and another guy got hired. The other guy, already by the end of the internship, got switched to development for a quite important feature, alongside a junior dev. I, remain still, as of today, just tasked for fixing failing automated tests, and nothing else.
I noticed that I kind of am kept away from development on the current project, since my senior (which was supervising us in the internship) and my project leader seem to really avoid giving me anything that is not related to automation testing, hence is why I even spend at times, hours without anything to do, since automated test cases don't fail all the time.
I am a bit frustrated by this. The job was clearly in embedded, and not for an automation testing engineer. Maybe I'm not seeing something in the picture, maybe I'm just stupid since I'm a noob in the industry.
I feel like an idiot since everyone is busy with development tasks, while I'm the only one in my team doing what I do. At the end of the internship, I spoke about this to my supervisor and my project manager. Let's say that they all went with the "eventually you will..." thing, but nothing changed so far.
Have you ever encountered such a situation? What would you do in my place? Is it my fault? I'm really confused and frustrated honestly.
I apologize for the long post. Thank you.