Pregnant and in first trim with severe nausea. Was put on a team that is super understaffed and have hard deadlines like every week as the client is going through diff transactions. Partner says I can log off whenever I need but Sr manage keeps pushing work to my plate and asking why work is not finished. How could I deal with the situation? Should I just tell partner I need to roll off the team?

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Congrats! Does the SM know? I’ve just gone through first trimester throwing up 3 times a day and having nausea 24/7. I set clear boundaries and told my team that I have to take breaks during the day, there might be calls where I can’t join (and if I join, it would be with my camera off) and that I’ll try to do my best but there’s only so much I can do. They were fine in the end the work still got done and I’m picking up more work now when I’m feeling much better. Hang in there!

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Partner announced the news on internal
Meeting so he knew. I also worked like until
11-12 pm in past 2 months but just could not work like that any longer

Just say no, can't do this. Be ok with not being a star performer while you are not feeling well. You are literally sick, so dont be scared to act like it. Growing a new human is hard

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Maybe email the SM and cc the partner and communicate clearly your needs. That way it is documented and the partner already has your back. If it doesn’t get better then you can talk to the partner directly. Good luck!

I understand your predicament but if you can’t be fully engaged on your projects (which is totally understandable) I would think it would make sense for them to put new people on your projects or someone else to fill the gap. The partner says it is okay for you to log off whenever but is he offering any assistance to the people left to get the work done. Have you considered a leave of absence until you feel better or a reduced schedule? I’m sure it must be horrible to feel that way every day and have work that needs to be done.

I feel for you. I think you just need to be clear with the senior manager the amount you can work and just keep him/her updated. The partner should be finding help for the team. I’d just be sure to overcommunicate with the senior manager. I wish you the best and hope things will get better… they usually do after the first trimester.

I feel for you, and also feel for the SM. What the partner has communicated to you, logging off as needed, just mean flexibility not necessarily reduced hours, and it sounds like you need reduced hours. If I were the SM, I would be extremely frustrated because the partner made a politically correct promise to you, but likely didn’t step up to 1.) push back on client deadlines, or 2.) allocate more resources.

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