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The Administrative Assistant by Brenda Bailey-Hughes

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Work Overload

You are overwhelmed. You haven’t taken a lunch hour in four months. You often work late, and you always take a full briefcase home on the weekends. Your spouse has started growling about your constant working, so you are trying to smuggle work home.

Take a good look at your role and responsibilities. Have you brought entry-level tasks with you through a promotion? Are you doing work that should be delegated or outsourced? Is it humanly possibly to keep up with your workload? If not, it is time to clarify expectations with your supervisor. If job duties change, your supervisor should communicate those changes to other staff. But ...

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