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So the general consensus is if you’re asked to do 8+ hours of work on a file, have it reflected on your schedule... I have a bunch of clean up for my last file because of review notes left on my last day/client gave more support on last day. But I’m already fully booked on another file all of next week - what should I do?

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I’ve been doing that for so long but isn’t there a better way? Usually the other managers don’t even know or care I’m juggling multiple files, and not getting promoted this year makes me much less inclined to work 24/7 anymore. Why don’t managers staff you for longer if they know they aren’t going to review or be done until the last day you’re staffed?

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Didn’t you answer your own question? You have more than 8 hours of work and it’s not scheduled and you are fully booked. Contact your scheduler and also might want to give a heads up to the manager who’s job you are rolling on. The only person you are hurting by not speaking up is yourself.

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Thanks, you’re right, I’ll do that. Just didn’t want to come across as incapable and tired of being burned in the past because managers were “surprised” their 40+ review notes would take an entire day to clear. But I’ll emphasize the need to prioritize.

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