This is my first job, and I have no meaningful previous work experience.
About 2 months ago I started at a company and was given information about my task with very limited material. I tried to create a plan to use when I got the other materials I need, so I could start immediately once I got it. This took less than a week and since then, I haven't been able to work, because the materials and the project plan were not ready.
I alerted the project leader (who is also my manager) multiple times over the ensuing weeks and made clear I can't continue working on this if I don't get the necessary materials, but each time it just got ignored or received the answer "We will look into that", etc. I proposed spending time on self-directed learning, and he agreed to this.
So for the past 7 weeks, I haven't done anything but sit in my chair, browse Stack Exchange (that's how I found this place), and look around in the office.
Now, out of nowhere, management is expecting my part to be finished in 2 weeks. I am waiting for the necessary material and have been told it 'should' be ready next week. In the meantime, a lot of things have changed with the project, so the plan I made at the start is almost useless now.
In addition, the people that would help me with this are all on a break, as is our project leader, and won't be back until after the deadline.
I have no idea how I can finish this before the deadline. Even If the other teams finish their job next week, I won't have enough time to finish mine. (And honestly, I don't plan to rush myself)
What is the best response to this situation? Is there anything I can do now to help solve it?