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Recently I've joined a Chinese company. I joined this company because of the beneft's offered by the company.
I came from a very agile working environment. In my previous environment, we would have a Sprint planning and then team members would pull their task from the backlog in Jira.
In this new Chinese company, it's a totally different thing. I would say, still the waterfall style. Manager will just Skype or come to you verbally and ask you to do this and that if any task available.
I was under a 6 months probation, my manager didn't assigned me any task, and was frequently absent. A week ago was the end of my probation period. My evaluation was apparently based upon the opinion of a collegue who neither worked with me or formally reviewed my work, and was not positive. HR has talked to me about extending my probation. I can't lose this job, my parents need me.
After my review, my team was merged into a new team with a new manager.
Should I approach the new manager and discuss with him my concerns, such as how can I help the team? Where can I get my task from etc..? Whats the process..