I'm having a difficult time at work and would appreciate any advice.
I'm 4 PQE and work at a city firm in department X (i've been at the firm for about a year). About 6 weeks ago, a partner in department Y asked my partner if I could go on secondment for 3 months at new client C. The work at C would be work of type Y.
I was asked whether I wanted to do it and said yes despite my reservations about doing a different type of work (I felt like I had little choice). X and Y are pretty different types of work - worse partner in department Y had little idea of exactly what I'd be doing.
I started at C about a month ago and it's been awful. I have no fucking idea what I'm doing, I have no-one to ask (the GC is too busy with other stuff) and there's secondee from another firm who regularly does work of type Y and has been working/on secondment with C for almost a year. I feel reluctant to ask the other secondee for fear of asking stupid questions and creating a bad impression (which could get back to C).
It's fucking hellish and I hate going in. I feel stupid for not putting up more resistant to the secondment. Any advice most welcome.