I live in Italy.
I refused another contract in my last company, because I was really bored, they gave me tasks that were too simple and after months I felt like I had nothing to learn any more from them.
Now I have a new job in another company, also as a programmer, and I like my job here. They give me tasks closer to my tastes, but my supervisor keeps giving me immediate tasks, things that I can fix or modify on the spot. I don't have a problem with fixing projects but.. I would like to do something more complex, like a new project.
I have the skills to do it, I know many programming languages and I feel like he doesn't trust me, even if many people told me (without me asking) that he said many times that I'm a really good programmer.
I tried to be propositive, yesterday for example, one of my colleagues noticed that he had too much work to do and he was in trouble, so I tried to tell them that if he needed help to end his tasks faster I can help him, but my supervisor ignored me.
Fortunately I feel like I can learn something here and my salary is ok, but this situation is boring for me, sometimes I don't have anything to do.
I think that I shouldn't talk with his superior, maybe he knows what he does, but I don't feel so good about this situation and I don't know what to do...
How can I convince my supervisor to give me more complex things to do?
Considering the answers, i'm adding some information:
- I'm not a support, i'm a programmer of this team.
- The boss just did a conference with us (while my supervisor wasn't there) and said that he isn't happy about how he's handling us.
- I'm expected to work on projects and produce for the company
- I'm worried about the risk to result like someone who doesn't want to do anything even if I'm asking for tasks to my supervisor
- I'm thinking about starting to ask to the boss what to do