I am interning at a certain popular e commerce company. I will be here until the end of the year, and it is quite dreadful everyday.
It is not that my superiors are nasty. They are friendly and teach me stuff. However because most of the employees are not Singaporean, the work culture is quite different, even the way they treat Singaporeans is also different.
They only care about their fellow countrymen, so if the team consists of people from different backgrounds, the team will not be bonded. It is quite obvious that they are only friendly with each other for work relations.
Recently a new full timer joined my team. He is also from that country. As such, he is treated extremely well. He was given a tour around the office and they even treated him lunch.
Back when I joined, there was no such treatment lol. But I guess it is because I am a temporary staff there is no need to treat me that well. I am fine with that.
However, my supervisor has been assigning work that was meant for me, to him. Hence ever since he joined my workload has become significantly less and I don’t learn as much anymore.
I am also kept out of the loop for projects that I used to be part of, and he has replaced me. My supervisor even asked me to give him my script which I spent 1 entire month working on, so that he can take over my duties.
Now I dread going to work because I want to be busy and learn things but now I cannot because everything has been passed to this new guy.
Maybe my supervisor finds it easier to communicate with someone of similar background as her, so she stopped giving me important tasks and instead gave them to him.
It has come to the point where every day I have to ask for work because I have nothing to do. But the work assigned to me is extremely mundane.
I miss the days before this new full timer joined. I really don’t know how I am going to handle the next few months in this team.
Do not overthink. From your perspective, it appeared that they are giving you less work and make you less important.
Take note that you are not a perm staff and will leave the company in a few months. From the company perspective, they have to plan the handover of your tasks to the perm staff. This is a normal hand over plan.
You may take this as a learning point as an intern. One day if you become the boss of the company, you will do likewise, by transferring the tasks to a perm staff before the intern leave. Your asking is valid as you have yet to see the world.