My boss hired me June of 2018 to be his assistant and eventually, with training, do the same thing he does. Pays me well, etc. problem is, there is very little to do. Occasionally we will get busy, but that’s only several weeks out of the year.
So I surf the web and waste my time doing things not related to work. And the thing getting me tangled is that I can tell that he wants me to keep myself busy, but sometimes I don’t know with what. I ask, he will give me a task and once I complete it he sits on his hands for weeks or months.
He enrolled me in an education program which I can now work on a few hours everyday, but I still find myself distracted and surfing the web a lot to fill up the time.
I need some perspective on where my responsibility is with “finding things to do” or should I just not feel bad when I have nothing to do and that’s it? Working from home during the pandemic has made things even worse.
I’m anticipation of the question: yes, I have asked for things to do and/or if I could help with anything. Hasn’t changed much.
Essentially I feel guilty and convicted for not working…but then there is not much work to do!