I want out.
My job is pushing me over the edge. There's too much going on, and about every time I turn around I get another big project to do. I am up to six right now, six, all but one due by the end of the year. All three of my employees have been coming to me complainig that they are overwhelmed and stressed. One used the word "drowning." I feel awful for them, but I don't know how to help them when I feel exactly the same way. There's no way we're going to be able to hire another person, we just have to figure out how to deal with it. But I'm afraid someone's going to quit on me.
Or worse, that someone will quit on me before I have a chance to quit!
But there just aren't that many jobs out there that I'm qualified for. I've been in banking almost 10 years, pretty much my entire adult job history. Yes, I've done different things - customer service, training and development, and now management - but in this economy I feel like any other job paying what I make now is going to require as much of me as this place does. And I can't afford to take a pay cut. I am hoping to get a raise this year, since no one here did last year, but that just means my bills get paid faster, not that my workload will get any easier.
I don't know what to do. My boss is not receptive to the "I'm overwhelmed" complaint. The work just has to get done and we just don't have enough people to take some of the load off.
I have got to get out of here, somehow.