I've been for 2 months in my current job and I have a colleague who defines what I should do next with respect to my everyday duties. E.g. "today you can focus on this", "now you can do that as it has higher priority".
First of all, is this a common situation from your experience ? I've been around in the IT business for several years so I'm not a newbie. On the other hand, each company has its own products and it's obvious that someone who has been working there for 3 years will know all the ins and outs of his job.
Anyway, I find it hard to deal with, given that the colleague's position is equal to mine. By the way, the rest of the team is in a different country. Along with the line manager who is not really interested very much in what I do on a daily basis (guess it would be a dream job for some of the people).