I work in a service based company from India, which provides software solutions to many clients across the globe. For every client (or account), some resources (people like us) are allocated. Our company pays the basic salary, the client pays our variable pay.
I'm stuck in a client based account in my company. I'm not yet billable to the client. It's the beginning of my career & I'm stuck on bench for the past three months. I'm not allocated to any project whatsoever. Every such account has many projects, and I'm not getting any for the past three months.
They did try to allocate me to mainframe projects but I rejected them as I was promised Microsoft .NET projects when I was interviewed. Right now they are just delaying the whole thing saying no position is vacant & all that stuff.
I haven't yet asked for release from this account yet but from what I've heard from my colleagues is that they simply won't & also may give poor rating.
As for not asking, I'd simply be stuck here waiting to get allocated to some project. Earlier they said I'm a replacement for some guy who's going onsite. That guy went & then they said there's no requirement for that position offshore. Again, they're asking me to wait for someone to go onsite
I do not want to just quit, as I'm a fresher & jobs are hard to come by in India. Also, I'll have to pay 50k to the company as there's bond for 2 years.
Should I ask for a release from this account or is there any other option?