It is a sign of the times that we are short staffed at work again!! I know that it is not just us, this seems to be the norm these days more and more businesses are having cut backs to staffing numbers, this is greatly to do with the global financial situation which does not appear to be easing up anytime soon.
As an employee though it is quite disheartening when four people are expected to do the work of six or seven. After an extended period of time when one has been over compensating like this, it starts to wear you down.
We try our best to remain upbeat and hopeful, hopeful that better times are just around the corner but the longer this situation goes on the harder it becomes to see that oh so coveted light at the end of the tunnel.
Like most people I try as hard as I can to keep on top of things, but if it continue to be as busy as we are and no relief is forthcoming then the pile of things that has been set aside in the “it can wait” basket will continue to grow and grow and grow and then the time will come when what’s in that basket can no longer wait, what will happen then? Does it really have to get to that point before management realises that we have a problem?