what to do when you’re overworked

I’m quoted in this article on what to do when you’re overworked, making the obnoxious but true point that sometimes the problem is you. Stop playing on Facebook!

Once I got that out of the way, though, I offered up some tips on what to do if the problem is really the workload.

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    1. Josh S*

      I actually like it when people link to the print versions of articles. I click “cancel” on the print dialogue and am free to enjoy the article on a single page free from ads and superfluous links, rather than cluttered, ad-laden articles that require lots of click-thrus. (Some sites just LOVE to rack up the ad impressions, and I really don’t want any part of that. Yes, it’s a personal preference, so YMMV.)

      If AAM wants to do folks a service so they don’t accidentally print, she could do “I’m quoted in this article on what to do when you’re overworked (single page print version), making…”. Otherwise, I think it’s just fine.

      Now, on to arguing the finer points of pedantry and blog courtesies elsewhere…

  1. Mike C.*

    Too be honest, I find having too much work and getting distracted at work to go hand in hand.

    1. Anonymous*

      I agree. When the pile of work is overwhelming and you don’t know where to go with it because the manager says everything is TOP PRIORITY MUST BE DONE ASAP then where do you start? And why bother even trying because you will be wrong no matter what you do because you’ll pick the wrong thing to start on because you weren’t given any direction and sometimes half the stuff on your plate isn’t yours.

  2. Anonymous*

    I was in a position where I was overworked and had several discussions about the role with my manager and even the VP above my manager. They told me that it was just the nature of the job and I would have to learn to deal with it. I finally left that role, and they had to divide my responsibilities among THREE people. One of the men who took part of my job was a friend who said, “It took three men to handle the job you were doing on your own!” (I am female.) I was not that amused. Vindicated, but not amused.

  3. Anonymous*

    I seem to be overworked as the manager seems to be leaving me her jobs to do as well as my own sometimes when I get home I just feel like crying I’m that stressed out!

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