As mentioned in a previous post, I am a junior engineer a few months into my role after completing a 3 month boot camp. I have a BSc in English Literature, so I am picking up the technical knowledge as I go and adding to what I learnt in my boot camp (which wasn’t a lot compared to what I’m doing in this role).
At the moment I am having issues with picking up enough tickets to work on as there isn’t a lot for me to do in my team. As the week progresses I have exhausted the amount of work I have to do and can speak about in our daily stand-up meetings. I am constantly anxious about stand-up meetings because my contribution to the team is minimal and I feel useless. Today I have done mostly nothing and our stand-up is soon. What do I say in the stand-up?
I am hoping to speak to my manager about this next week as I have arranged a meeting with him. But for the time being what do I do? I have approached senior members of my team numerous times to see if they have something for me to do and at this point I feel like a burden to the team rather than an asset.