Anyone joining me on the job-stress wagon? I did a "special" project (read not a part of my day-to-day job) last week for our front office and today our division director called me down and asked me to work another "special" project.
The problem is, I have a combination of work on my plate that have either statutory deadlines or politically imposed deadlines that I can't miss, and the work that doesn't have firm deadllines has been pushed back so long that I am getting frequent "status" e-mails inquiring about them.
He did ask me if I was too busy for the project after he had half-filled me in on what he wanted me to do, but the life-line seemed more like an afterthought- like he didn't really want me to say yes. I'm just not sure if I did the right thing in not letting him know that I've already been feeling overwhelmed without all this extra work.