I just started my first fulltime job. It is inhouse and I'm in office. I've been here for a little less then a month now but I still feel like they don't have enough work for me to be full time. I'm constantly asking my Manager what I should be working on and she hardly ever gives me anything. So far I've spent 80% of my days here just researching/reading industry articles. I know it will ramp up some but I feel like there is no way it will be enough to fill 40 hours. What do I do?

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Such is the life of the JR... enjoy it now while it lasts! Don’t make too many waves about not having work to do - often times finding work for juniors to fill hours with is the last thing on a managers mind or priorities list. Just hit the books and study product & industry as hard as you can.

And the great secret of corporate America is that nobody works 40 hrs a week. Some weeks I do 80-90. Others I work about 3 hrs. WFH helps, but trust it will balance out.

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I wish I could work from home but thanks for the reassurance that this isn't just me or the company.

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I’m also going through this, my advice would be spec/ pro Bono work so it looks like you’re still flexing your creative muscle, and online training if your company overs that (LinkedIn learning, Lynda, etc)

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Most FT jobs are actually two hours of work for any competent human. Just enjoy it and don’t ring any more bells (stop asking for more work). If anything, pick up a side gig if you really want to work. You can be rewarded for being competent.

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Def spend your time either learning new skills like creative cloud or other programs or do spec work. Could also try posting a few Fiverr gigs and see if you get any orders that you could fill the time with

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