I joined a decent company almost a year back, SDE profile, and was recently(~1 month) assigned a project which does not align at all with my skills.
I admit I am fresh out of college but the assigned role is literally a Data Entry job (no disrespect to the job), keeping count of all people coming in, going out, or are active in a client project. That's it. I was told that this would be great learning while doing opportunity but now it is being said that I have to do this for almost a year or year and a half before any change in roles.
Then a few days back, a project came with very lucrative propositions like location flexibility, preferred skill set, and alignment with my goals.On this project, I have the opportunity to learn and use many new technologies which complement my current skills. But I am facing huge resistance switching to the new project from my current manager. This role I am in is not at all aligned with my skills and goals. The new one is.
Please help me out, how can I persuade my manager to change my project? When I had initial talks with them, I was told I am being ridiculous and 1 month is a short time to judge the role, but I have seen even people with 4-5 years exp in that project doing similar work. Please help because this is really disturbing me that I can't work on things that I am skillful in rather they have sent me a project with 0 growth opportunities. (1 mid-senior Lvl emp who recently left our org was in the same project as me and told me that this place is good for low work but no growth will happen here). Please help me...