Monday, February 14, 2011

Too much to do at work?


CareerBuilder says especially now with employers asking more and not hiring you a nice assistant, you may be feeling the pressure.

Try to see why you feel so stressed—is it really work or things going on at home. If it’s the home scene, don’t ask for help or complain at work—do other things to relax, such as long walks at lunchtime. If it truly is piling on at work, then you need to talk to your manager. See if he or she can “prioritize” your duties, one, two, three, in urgency.

If you can’t meet a deadline, let everyone know ASAP. If you need help, ask for it.

If you ask your coworkers for help, be upfront about the time you need from them—or they won’t help next time.

Look, everyone likes to please, especially now. But being burned out and resentful will bite you in the long run.

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