I'm in a team that is comprised of 4 backenders, 2 designers and 1 frontend (me), and my teamleader. Most of the work i do is maintenance, mostly related to bugs from code that was written by other people and everytime a major project needs frontend, i'm assigned with all of the work, and i start to pile up tasks.
It happens that, when i have to work on new projects, they just sort of hit my desk, and i have to manage to do all of it alone. Whenever i have a question, i really don't know who to ask, because my teammates don't even bother to help me, or complain when i ask for their help, saying that "it's frontend". My teamleader is (of all of my teammates) the one that is most involved with the frontend, and he keeps forgetting about me, even skipping my 1-1s, and has most of his time occupied by meetings.
This is driving me crazy, because it seems that my work is not valued (my teamleader keeps forgetting about me on 1-1s, and i just can't seem to talk to him), and nobody really cares about what i'm doing (. I don't want to come across as a whiner on the workplace, but i't seems that i have no choice, because if i don't ask for their attention, i keep hitting obstacles that i don't understand and end up getting frustrated because i'm just afraid to ask them for help.
How can i not feel frustrated/neglected/forgotten about this?