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I dont think my manager understands the amount of work she gives me. I am charging 55-60 hours each week (excluding travel) and the rest of the team is at 40. What do i do? Im exhausted!

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Talk to them?!

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Another possibility OP is to talk to them about prioritization and efficiency. On prioritization - you might be saying yes to more things than the rest of your team. On efficiency - you may be taking an inefficient route to some of your work which causes you to work the long hours and yet the Manager sees it as much fewer required based on experience/performance of others. Request for feedback is the best way to align on a path forward

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Yeah you need to be open about things like this, understand their expectations and make sure they understand your perspective. Don't bottle things up or it's bad for all involved.

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Probably trusts you more than other team. Talk it out with her

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^ That

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You are absolutely right. However, I am a relatively new member on the team. Wouldnt that sort of work against me?

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OP, take a week off. Hopefully they’ll realize your worth

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There is a definitely a lot of re-work because the manager keeps changing what she needs.. there is a lot of inefficiency but i dont think its totally because of me. And i did request for feedback.. and she gave me a very good feedback both informally and formally.

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Do you really want to work in an environment where you’re scared to bring things like this up to your manager. Take the leap. You’ll learn something important whichever way the response gors

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You could try finishing all the assigned tasks slowly and steadily, so you'll always have something important to work upon when she thinks about handing over a new task ;)

I'm in a pretty similar position.

I replaced a guy who "pushed back" on the amount of work (Not like arguing or being disrespectful, but like"hey this is really a lot of work") and got put on a performance improvement plan and fired because the manager said he was not efficient and wasting time.

Now, I just work 70 hours a week to get that guy's work and my old work done. Stressful, but it is what it is :)

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