One of the biggest problems when working for a new job is that THEY don’t know what you need to do.
Client: We’re so happy that you’re joining our team! Why don’t you start training and discussing with others what you’ll be doing with us.
They spend a lot of time explaining or figuring out the role they hired me for, with confusing contradictions and tons of illogical processes. Many people may not have ever been properly trained for their roles around me.
I then ask some questions for clarification.
Client: Hm, I haven’t heard that question before. I’m not sure. Why don’t you ask_____
At which point they offload the question to someone else, who may not know the answer.
I tend to find out that the job is wayy more work than a one-person role for a modest hourly rate.
The scope of the job would typically require double the department staff, better planning, and double the hours / pay offered to maintain sanity.