How Do I Fix This?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a short-tempered boss who fails to train and  make assignments:

I’ve been working at my current job for a few months. I don’t have a lot of experience in this area, and I answered all questions about my experience honestly when interviewed by my coworker. But today, when I got to work, I was reprimanded for not knowing enough and not doing enough work. Every day when I get to the office (I’m part-time; my coworker is full time), I ask if she has any work for me or if there’s anything I can help her with. She almost always says “no”, or has me make copies or something easy like that.

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