I have been hired for a great consulting job, but until my security clearance is resolved I am being paid to do nothing.
The agency that hired me are aware that it will take another 2 weeks (at least) for my security clearance to be resolved as a result of unforeseen circumstances.
Basically, I recently moved home, and in the move, I lost some key documents including my passport and birth certificate. It is going to be at least two weeks for these to come through, and these are needed to pass the security clearance.
However, the agency has insisted that I start straight away, so I started on Monday, using a visitors pass (this is a government position) but I can't use my computer or access the network.
I completely understand the requirements. I just don't understand why I am there! Especially because they are paying a rather nice day rate to sit and do nothing.
I would rather work on my other projects for the next two weeks, and then start working for this company, once all of the admin is resolved.
How do I relate this to the agency without burning bridges? Any suggestions?