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My peers are not getting as much work as me. I pride myself on being a hard worker and a team player, but it’s getting out of hand. I have been working 80+ billable hours the past month+

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One thing I don't know why It doesn't even matter how hard you try

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Watch it tick down to the end of the day.

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Stop working 80 hours a week. Stop telling your team that’s normal. End the stigma

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Stop priding yourself on being a hard worker. Start leaving at 5pm. Tell your manager you do not have capacity to take on more work. Jesus Christ

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You created this situation for yourself. Your coworkers don’t feel bad for you because they secretly are annoyed at you for supporting the culture of working 80+ hours a week. If you are the only one doing it- you should say something. By not speaking up, you are saying it’s okay.

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I’m not the only one doing it. They are the only ones not working. Everyone from TC2 up is hitting at least 60.

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Yes definitely raise to a manager. No one deserves to work like a slave especially if not everyone is pulling their weight. If you don't say something nothing will change.

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Yeah nothing wrong with saying no. Just tell them you need to create some bandwidth for your personal health and well being and that there are others who can help with the work.

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This - when you get handed new clients, tell them you have a bunch on your plate and you will realistically not get it done in the timeline they want. It’s on you to speak up.

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Look at the big picture and the long run. You’re pace is unsustainable. Right now your sprinting on a treadmill and judging others for jogging. The only one winning is the firm. I don’t mean to sound rude but the others are right... you’ve done this to yourself. If others can get by pulling less weight then so can you. This workaholic BS is dangerous. I had a senior manager get hospitalized because of it. She’s still on leave. Critically re-examine your situation and make some changes. I wish you the best!

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Thanks for the input. I’m with you. When it gets slow I will not be working a minute over 40.

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It’s magic when you tell them “yes of course I can do that for you. I have a lot on my plate but I can get to it in 3 weeks and have you something back [sometime after they promised it done].” You get credit for offering and don’t even have to do shit.

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I hope atleast you get paid more and the management appreciates you. I dont work as much as you but definitely was discouraged when I learned that I got equal raise with someone who wasnt pulling as much weight

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EY6, it’s definitely a start. I guess I’m just craving recognition. I need to find my niche of being seen as hard working and reliable but at the same time I recognize working both fall deadlines at 90 hours a week isn’t sustainable. And part of it is a I really do want that “team” with an “all in this together” mentality but I’m not finding it.

When someone gives you work casually point out that your plate is full but you know a couple of people who have nothing to do

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While they leave at 5 almost every day. Some study for their CPA every day. And I am getting handed new clients! I haven’t had a day off in 3 weeks. I am a hard worker but I am getting frustrated and burnt out. Is it acceptable to point this out to a manager or higher and ask for sone equity?

When they know you’re good they will milk every last bit of it til you leave and that’s the sad truth. No one cares that you care, they care that you’re a hard worker and will do more so they’ll give you more. Work smarter not harder and say no when your plate is full, you’ve done enough to prove you’re valuable.

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