I’ve just started job hunting, but even if I should find something quickly, it’s still going to be a matter of several weeks before I leave and it could certainly be more. How should I respond to my boss (the owner) and my manager in the meantime?
I’m planning to leave because my work has become chaotic. We’re barely keeping our heads above water. My boss doesn’t see this, however, and no matter how many prompts/warnings we give he refuses to see it. He’ll fixate on one problem and then our manager (after stress from him) will use very bullying language about my team and concentrate on that one problem. Which generally can’t be resolved because we are under staffed, have no working schedule for a massive workload etc. We have also reminded her multiple times about issues (on paper and in meetings) to no avail.
Basically, I don’t think my boss will change. I’ve known him for years and things have been steadily going downhill. I think the manager is so stressed out that in the context of this job she will never change either.
So should I keep raising issues and pointing stuff out, or should I just do my work in the time allotted and go home? Should I do bits of overtime because I know it will help other staff members with their overwhelming workload, or should I not bother? I feel like all my concerns etc are doing is taking up air space since they’re never actioned on or even given a straight answer. What would be the best way to handle this given that I want to be professional but don’t want extra stress to no gains?