Staff 1 nearing staff 2. I’ve found myself working on the weekend to catch up/get ahead for the week. I’m the main person in charge of our intern and am struggling to balance mentoring/helping them with getting my own work done during the week. Obviously new to this “managing people” thing. Any advice?

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Where is your senior lol

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Sounds like one of those "great learning opportunities" I keep hearing about!

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What part of mentoring the intern is slowing you done the most? Is it the constant question that stops your flow? If so maybe better to block 30min in the morning and afternoon each everyday to answer questions. Honestly managing people is hard and your seniors can do that better because they are expected to coach their teams and get assigned with less original prep work to begin with. So don’t feel like you are doing a bad job. It’s only normal to feel this way. If your senior is a reasonable person, have a talk and describe how you are spending your time and see what the senior’s advice is.

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You just need to plan your own time better. Look at what you have to do for the day. I don't know how you give work to the intern but maybe you should block out 30 minutes a day to answer all the interns questions.

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This is what moving up in the firm is about. Though you shouldn’t put too much on your plate, and then the work keeps piling on even when working weekends. Draw a line at some point; other staff or seniors can help to, not only your job. But if you don’t ask for help, the others will sit and watch, assume you are fine

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Ey doesn’t just have the two week internship?

2 weeks is the "work week". They have other activities

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