I work in the technical division of an online business in India.
My company got acquired by its direct competitor in last January. After the acquisition my ceo and another manager started a new company. The second manager already resigned from company and CEO is also moving from this company soon.
The problem I'm facing is the ceo and other manager is asking us to do the work of new company, like setting up servers, designing web pages, developing android app which takes lot of time. After the acquisition we are not having much work and they are using this as an excuse to get their work done. I feel this is unprofessional and unethical.
I plan to reject the requests, but I don't want to burn bridges. How should I handle this.
I have no manager in current company. I reported to CTO of the company before the acquisition. Now CTO is no longer part of the company and I report to the CEO.