When Do I Tell My Boss I Need Extra Help?
By Patrick Ropella Posted 02/13/2015
Deadlines that require overtime are a natural part of business. But, the continual need for extensions can result in unhealthy work conditions. Watch for the warning signs and notify your employer before you burnout:
- Are you finding yourself continually pulled away from primary tasks? Make sure you have sufficient hours to complete your core workload.
- Is stress causing you to take more sick time? You may be overworked if you find yourself increasingly visiting the doctor or staying home.
- Have you accumulated an exorbitant amount of sick time? Avoid playing the martyr. You should not feel you’re the only person qualified to complete your work.
- Do you find yourself uninterested in making improvements? You might be lacking breathing room to go above and beyond your routine tasks.