Does anybody have advice on how to tell your manager you’re overwhelmed and ask for help? Since the big layoff, I am working like CRAZY and I’m going to LOSE IT

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This may seem like shitty advice, but just be honest. It's okay to ask for help.

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Tell them what you said here.

We are all super aware this is happening on a broader basis. And super worried about our people because we can’t hire to replace anyone right now.... so if someone goes down for the count.... more work for everyone.... more burnouts.... bad things happen.

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I think it’s very appropriate to ask for help. I would come with a list of things on your plate and get them to help prioritize with you/think about what might shift to someone else. Have a point of view on this. You are more likely to get empathy and action this way.

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It’s just a matter of time. The workload hasn’t changed, just less people doing it.

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Don't ask for help, instead ask for advice on how to solve it yourself. This shows that you're looking to grow and learn.

If you ask me for help, I'm just going to teach you how to solve those problems yourself anyway, so you look better coming to the conversation understanding that.

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