I've been with my company for ~5 or so years at this point. I started as a summer intern for the first 3 or so years and became an hourly employee ~2 years ago. I work full time during the summer and part time during the school year. The past year and a half has been perfectly fine. I've been given a good work load and have completed everything in the allotted timeframes. The problem begins when this school year started in early August.
My supervisor got a promotion but is still above me. Next, one of my team members quit and instead of hiring a replacement, they just split up her duties between the remainder of my team. My supervisor also now seems to have forgotten that I am part time and assigns me work that I have to neglect school work to finish. In addition, because my coworker has quit, I am now basically doing two full time jobs in 16 hours a week. I'm stressed to the point I have nervous breakdowns once a week or more.
My biggest problem is that I don't want to leave my job because I get paid well (At least when I'm working full time) and the company did a lot for me after a horrific family emergency. In addition, I'll have problems paying for school and a place to live if I leave my job. My supervisor and I used to have a great relationship and they told me I can come to them anytime but with what is happening now, they seems entirely unapproachable.
I guess my question is:
- What do I do? My supervisor didn't even show up to our monthly meeting where we are supposed to talk about our job and how we're doing. I waited on the phone for over an hour and texted her to ask if she was still coming as well.
UPDATE I ended up putting in my resignation letter 2 months after posting this. our company was purchased and that shakeup was what caused this. To clarify, my manager is a great person and we are still friends. It was my manager's boss' manager that was the person who could not properly scope work and was dumping tasks on my manager. After leaving, I was later rehired by the company after the transition was more complete and now am in a MUCH better position! My previous job no longer exists so it actually worked out that I quit. There was no way I could have passed the courses I was doing with that job.