I had a business lunch last week where the expectations of my next month at work were discussed. We are indeed not loading any more new data into the system after this month. Beginning next month, the system will need to be prepped in order to archive it off to a data warehouse. My coworker, the one with the real job, is going on vacation for most of the month, so he doesn't want to start training me in the new system until he gets back. In July.
This prep work in the old system will be my sole job duty next month in
addition to my twenty minute weekly button pressing job in the new system. It consists of about two days worth of working and about a week's worth of babysitting the system. Since no new data is being loaded into the system, all my other duties will be gone.
I will spend the vast majority of next month driving into work, doing nothing all day long, and driving home. Who could guess how painful doing nothing could be?