I am 22 years old and I started full time at a company in Boston (500+ employees) late September this year after doing two internships for them in the past. I know everybody and I am on good terms with everybody. At the end of my 2nd internship, I signed an offer letter that would make me a Junior Software Engineer in late September.
Here is the situation I am in. On my first day, expecting to dive into code, my manager came up to me and said that one person on the release team (Subversion, Linux, Networking etc.) had quit. Since the company is on a hiring freeze, my manager sent me "on loan" to the release team. This team is now made up of three people including me. This is something I know very little about but I am busting my butt and being a team player. My manager said this would be a 5 month thing until they hire someone after the new year.
Here's were the situation get more juicy. Yesterday I found out that the middle man, the person between me and my boss is quitting. Now the team is down to the release lead and I. Obviously this will probably lengthen my stay on this team which I desperately do not want to do.
Sorry for the introduction. This company is a great company, I love it. But for some reason the release team is obviously having some problems.
But how do I talk to my manager in a professional way about these points.
- I do not like what I am doing and this is not what I signed up for. (My manager obviously knows the latter)
- I do not want the action of quitting by of the 2nd person on the release team to lengthen my stay on this team.
- And to my knowledge, Release Engineers make a bit more than Junior Software Engineers. Should I bring this up?
It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could help me out. I'm a little over 2 months into my full time career and I'm already faced with a crap scenario.